Saturday, February 19, 2022

New Classes at Visarts

New Classes and Workshops at Visarts, Richmond VA

Also, Summer week long camps for kids at Visarts, Richmond VA

Friday, December 31, 2021

 This is the last chance to sign up for the Shibori dyed Kimono class at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond VA - Starts Jan 6 and runs for 8 mornings.

Monday, November 8, 2021

The last of my workshop offerings at Visarts is The Magic of Discharge Printing. This class may have the wrong title on the main class page but the link below takes you to the right place.
Discharge is the removal of color from a dyed fabric. I call it magic because it is! Really it's just chemistry but where's the fun in that. The results are fast and uniquely evocative looking a bit like x-rays.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

The second of my Visarts (in Richmond Virginia) winter workshops is Shibori. A popular 2 day class I try to teach each semester. This is the ancient Japanese art of tie-dye. We use fiber reactive dyes and the results are always stunning. A really fun workshop which doesn't require any previous experience.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

 I have two pieces in this incredible show. Quilts=Art=Quilts in Auburn NY. Check out the virtual tour.

The first of my Visarts winter workshops I want to share is Indigo Vat Dyeing with Paste Resist, Jan 15 &16. It sounds a bit academic but it's a fun class with immediate results which is why I like dyeing with Indigo. We'll be using an organic Indigo vat and a "mud" paste resist along with some super simple printing and painting techniques. No dye or printing experience needed.  

Friday, November 5, 2021

The third of my classes for the winter session at the Visual Art Center (Richmond) is Dye Printing on Fabric. This is a super fun class that teaches lots of different printing techniques (no prior experience necessary) and aspects of how dyes work as a printing medium. Lot's of great designs have come out of this class in the past. Starts Wednesday Jan 5 in the afternoon.