Adult Classes | Fiber Arts

Monday

3/2/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tharin, Concepcion Poou Coy

Learn the ancient Mayan art of back-strap weaving. Back-strap weaving is at once a delicate and beautiful art form, highly portable (you can tie it to any post, tree, or even a nail in the wall), and wonderfully diverse. With this form of weaving you can make original table runners, scarves, place mats, curtains, shawls, table clothes, and much more. Students will learn to warp the thread and set up a loom, and then to weave a small table runner with some traditional Mayan designs. The thread (many colors are available), loom, warping board, needle, back-strap, and tie cord are all included in the materials fee.
Please note this art form requires students to bend over a loom for extended periods.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $55.00


Tuesday

4/14/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

In this class, students will create at least one traditional and at least one original sculptural basket. Students will learn to prepare reed, collect and prepare natural materials, incorporate man made materials and dyeing techniques. The instructor will supply plenty of natural materials, found objects and unique yarns.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00


Tuesday

2/25/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hays, Kathy

In this 3-day Eco Print workshop you will learn about plants, fabrics, equipment, processes and bundling techniques that create artful fabrics. Protein fabrics are used because of their affinity for contact printing. While learning the printing process emphasis will be placed on artful design and purposeful placement of the plant material.

Instruction for making and using an indigo vat will be included along with ideas to enhance design. The techniques presented in this workshop are perfect for all fiber artist who are seeking a new medium for personal expression. No experience necessary, just a willingness to experiment and enjoy the bounties of nature. Some hand strength is needed to create bundles and expect long periods of standing. This workshop is designed to learn the essentials, understand design and composition with plants to be carried out successfully at home. Students will take home several sample pieces as well as completed projects.
A $35 material fee is paid directly to the instructor.

A $100 non-refundable deposit can be made for this workshop. The balance will be due January 15, 2020. Please call the art center at 727-298-3322 for details. Refunds will not be given after February 1, 2020.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00


Tuesday

In this session, you will learn the heritage practice of designing textiles with ancient dyes such as indigo, madder, weld, and cochineal, as well as how to obtain and utilize various “mordents” to effect color hue, intensity and fastness. Also, a significant focus of this class will be on learning a variety of exciting and eco-friendly methods for making your own dyes, inks and prints from locally sourced plants, and how to use them to apply surface design to your fabric. You will be given the opportunity to apply these techniques on cotton, silk and wool.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00


Friday

2/28/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hays, Kathy

Expand your Botanical Printing skills with Natural Dye Extracts. Mother Nature has never been so generous when you understand the terms, the process and the chemistry to create beautiful prints on fabrics. This is a jammed packed workshop!

The focus of the course is to learn many techniques via small samples. These small samples will be a wonderful reference book to keep for years to come.

Students can expect to learn the best formulas for dyes and mordants, how to solid shade dye protein and cellulose fabrics, utilize a post mordant and dye process to enhance printing, discover the uniqueness of iron and tannin and the effect on botanical printing, use multiple color blankets for adding interest and intrigue to botanical printing, discover the role of indigo with natural dyes, and learn how to add interesting textures that are incorporated in the printing process. Students will walk away with a clear understanding of the terms, the process and the chemistry of natural dyes and botanical printing.

Students will be given the supply information and proper mordanting instructions upon registration. The student should arrive with the mordanted fabrics to use in the workshop. The instructor can provide small fabric packets if there is no time to mordant prior to taking workshop.
A $35 supply fee is paid directly to the instructor.

A $100 non-refundable deposit can be made for this workshop. Please call 727-298-3322 to make payment. Balance will be due January 15, 2020. Refunds will not be given after February 1, 2020

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $400.00

Non-Member: $430.00


Saturday

5/16/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bowman, Bonnie

In this one day workshop, students will learn creative silk painting techniques and the ancient Japanese art of shibori while creating five beautiful large and luxurious silk scarves to keep or to give as gifts! Five large 100% silk blank scarves are included but additional blanks will be available to purchase from the instructor for those who would like to make additional scarves. All materials are provided by the instructor.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00


Saturday

4/18/20 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pawl Hudson, Pam

Explore the idea of color movement by learning to paint a warp with Fiber Reactive dyes. Students will learn how to make stock solutions, how to lay out their yarns, apply and set the dyes and then how to rinse the yarn without tangling ready for the loom. We will also learn how to paint coordinating weft yarns. Students will bring two 5-yard prepared warps (20” maximum width) and skeins to dye. They must be cellulosic fiber - cotton, rayon, tencel, bamboo, etc. Blends are fine. The instructor will send more specific warping information several weeks before class so there is time to purchase yarns and make the warps.
Please register early. A $10 materials fee will be collected in class.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $165.00