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with Dominga Gardner
This class is all about experimenting, exploring and loving the process. Each child will be given a blank canvas along with the tools and a variety of materials to create anything they like on it (or not). Helping hands will be standing by ready to assist the adventurous artists as needed. There are no lines to follow, rules of how to create or desired outcomes. It’s about getting their little hands dirty and seeing what they can do!
DOMINGA has a deep passion for watching kids learn how to think outside of the box through art. With two wild toddlers of her own, she has witnessed the magic of in process art first hand – daily, thanks to early-morning arts-and-crafts sessions in their home. Dominga’s creative roots run deep, having started her career at kate spade in New York and currently at The Martin Agency. She’s excited to see little ones bring their creativity to life through her classes.
with KB Brown
In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen printing, learn about proper setup, and clean up and start printing one-color images. This course covers the basics necessary to begin your transition into a printing wizard! Bring any questions or ideas you may have about the process and prepare to get inky!
KB Brown studied photography and print media at Old Dominion University. She has experience in both the commercial screenprinting and the DIY manual screenprinting realm. When she's not working at the studio you can find her screenprinting custom freelance jobs or in the darkroom developing prints.
Basics of Fabric Yardage Printing
with Tim Eads
This workshop covers the fundamentals of textile surface design including screen printing and monoprint methods. You'll learn how to successfully design and print basic repeat pattern designs in your own studio. We’ll quickly move past the basics so you can begin experimenting with multi-layer color transparencies and monoprinting using water-based pigments. The workshop is designed for the anyone wanting to create beautiful and unique fabrics that can be used for art or functional items.
TIM EADS is an artist, designer and master printer in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Tim regularly teaches at Penland School of Craft and Tyler School of Art. Recent exhibitions include Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. He has work in several public and private collections.
In order to keep this class affordable and open to all, there are two different payment options: pay in full at time of registration OR $75 deposit with scheduled payments. Full payment due week of class. Due to limited seating, the deposit is nonrefundable. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Block Print a Pair of Throw Pillows
with Elizabeth Cogar
With your own design or one of ours, you'll use a rubber carving block to make a printmaking stamp. Choose from an array of ink colors and print your design on a pair of easy throw pillow covers that you'll sew and take home with you... then you can make more! All supplies provided.
ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and making style from her artist mother. She works with textiles, exploring methods of dyeing, printing, hand-stitching, and sewing, and she runs creative events under the name of Makeshop (www.makeshop.co) and sells small batches of hand sewn and printed items (www.yippyskippy.biz).
with Abigail Lucien
Cyan! Magenta! Yellow! Black! In this class we will cover separating a photographic image provided by the instructor into four process colors. You will learn how to perfectly hand mix CMYK ink, and print four-layered, gorgeously registered, photographic screen prints. All materials will be provided.
ABIGAIL LUCIEN is an interdisciplinary artist raised in Florida and Cap-Haitian, Haiti. She holds a BFA from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her work has exhibited at museums and institutions such as MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York, Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, GA., Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, FL, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL, and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Lucien is currently based in Richmond, VA where she teaches in the Sculpture + Extended Media department at Virginia Commonwealth University.
with Tania Cruz
Each participant will leave the class with the basic skill of Coptic stitching. Along with these skills, they will also have a unique, handcrafted journal to begin exploring new mediums of creativity.
TANIA is a printmaker and bookbinder. She found the love for books during her time at Memphis College of Art. Tania continues to explore new mediums, such as branching out into the world of basket weaving with old prints and painting with acrylic gouache.
with Maggie Flanigan
Learn to make silver gelatin prints from start to finish on this two-day workshop! On the first day, students will learn how to properly expose an image, how your camera functions, and how to process film. Bring your negatives back for day two and we will go over creating contact sheets in the darkroom, making enlarged prints, and basic editing techniques.
Day One: Sunday 7/27, 10-4p
Day Two: Saturday 7/28, 10-4p
MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.
Design Your Own Plant Hanger
with Emily Nicolaides
In this workshop, you'll learn basic macrame knots while designing and making your own plant hanger, personalized to whatever vessel you want to display in it. Bring your own small/medium potted plant or bowl.
EMILY NICOLAIDES is an artist and teacher residing in Richmond, Virginia. She began weaving functional wares in 2013 when she took her first class at Penland School of Crafts. Since then Emily has continued her textile education through Penland, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and most recently, the American Tapestry Alliance. In 2016, she began experimenting with frame loom weaving and unconventional warps. Today she combines linear and circular weaving to create nontraditional shape tapestries through custom built frame looms.