Bonnie Bowman

Artful Basketry FB931

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

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.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 1 W-FB102

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

This class is part of a series that can be taken individually, consecutively or in any order, depending on your goals. You will learn how to create your own beautiful textiles and up-cycle thrift shop garments to create unique wearable art. You will be introduced to a variety of ancient and contemporary techniques commonly used by textile artists, including silk painting, shibori dying, batik, silk screening, mono printing, photo transfer, foiling and more. After learning and practicing this variety of techniques, you will be guided and encouraged to combine, layer and improvise the use of your new skills to create your own original textiles or and wearable art. A considerable emphasis in this series of classes will be placed on learning the proper use of professional quality dyes and pigments to obtain vibrant, colorfast fabrics as you create several unique pieces that you will be thrilled to frame and display in your home or incorporate in your creative projects.
Module 1 runs September 10 - September 24. In this series we will work with plant fibers, cotton, linen, bamboo etc, as well as some silk.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 2 W-FB103

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

This class is part of a series that can be taken individually, consecutively or in any order, depending on your goals. You will learn how to create your own beautiful textiles and up-cycle thrift shop garments to create unique wearable art. You will be introduced to a variety of ancient and contemporary techniques commonly used by textile artists, including silk painting, shibori dying, batik, silk screening, mono printing, photo transfer, foiling and more. After learning and practicing this variety of techniques, you will be guided and encouraged to combine, layer and improvise the use of your new skills to create your own original textiles or and wearable art. A considerable emphasis in this series of classes will be placed on learning the proper use of professional quality dyes and pigments to obtain vibrant, colorfast fabrics as you create several unique pieces that you will be thrilled to frame and display in your home or incorporate in your creative projects.
Module 2 runs weekly from October 1 through October 15. In this part of the series we will work with protein fibers such as silk, wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.

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The Art of Textile Design - Module 3: Natural Dyes and Pigments W-FB104

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Tues 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $105.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $40.00

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.

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Introduction to Botanical Printing W-FB106

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l Fee:   $15.00

Learn the art of botanical printing, also known as eco printing. Students will be shown how to use plants and natural materials to print on paper and silk. You will create a supply of beautiful botanically printed art paper and one printed silk scarf.

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Shibori and Silk Painting W-FB935

Instructor: Bowman, Bonnie

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $35.00

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.

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