NEW Workshop Schedule 2022/23
This season my workshops will all be taught at Art Center Sarasota.
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I have designed a NEW series of printmaking workshops called AKUA 101 intended to introduce printmaking, functions of a printing press, specialty inks & mediums, and a variety of printmaking methods for the curious artist! My goal is to get more artists in a printmaking studio!
Come out and get messy while learning the traditional Japanese resist-dying technique of Shibori. I have taught Shibori dying for close to 10 years and every workshop is inevitably different from the last!
About the Workshop
Get into Akua printmaking! Expand your creative skills with a beginner's workshop which will provide the information and experience necessary to take Open Studio Printmaking.
This workshop gives you the experience to join Open Studio Printmaking, offered every Friday from 10-1pm throughout the season!
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October 4, Tuesday
November 1, Tuesday
November 28, Tuesday
January 3, Tuesday
January 31, Tuesday
February 28, Tuesday
April 4, Tuesday
About the workshop
Learn the fascinating art of shibori dyeing! In this workshop, we'll explore shibori from many angles; you'll learn several different shibori techniques and dye a whole bunch of things, from clothing to accessories to home decor.
What is shibori? It's a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the distinctive blue dye in patterns created by the resistance, and other areas of the cloth that remain white. Shibori is a very vast technique and there are tons of ways to do it (and a truly infinite number of patterns you can create), and in this class you'll get an in-depth look at several of them.
The workshop will begin with a demonstration of basic shibori and an overview of some of the patterns you can create. Then, you'll dye a few small swatches of white fabric to try your hand and get a feel for the technique.
Once you start to get the hang of things, you'll put your knowledge to work as you dye two of your own items.
Shibori dyeing is truly an amazing art form, as every piece you dye is a little bit of a mystery. We promise you'll love the process of folding fabric, dyeing it, then unfolding it to reveal the organic results.
November 17, Thursday
January 19, Thursday