Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Art Retreat at the Prairie

I am looking forward to teaching at Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie again this fall for Barb Solem and ViviMagoo.  I love The Prairie and because I have a little bit of Texas in my heart I am so happy to have been invited back.  This delightful and unique setting allows me to offer classes that expand outside the limits of teaching at a hotel based venue.

For my Botanical and Rust Dye class we will be able to walk the grounds outside and gather leaves and flowers to experiment with as well as using the botanicals I will have on hand.  I know there are walnut and oak trees to gather leaves from as well as flowering vines and plants.  We will have lots of fabrics to use for dyeing and some papers as well.  Truly a chance to explore the local area of gathering.  Add to that the use of rusted iron and you will have a nice pile of dye printed fabrics and papers to use in any mixed media project!

The Indigo and Rust class offers students a unique opportunity you won't want to miss!  We will explore dyeing with indigo using a variety of techniques including overdyeing rust printed fabrics or other previously colored items.  It truly is magical to watch fabric dipped in an indigo vat come out a green color and change to blue as it oxidizes before your eyes!  There will be a variety of rusted items to explore printing on fabric with and lots of samples of how you can use these dyed fabrics.

My third class, Tattered Angel Scarf, switches gears to create a nuno felt scarf using vintage remnants i.e. time worn wedding hankies or white on white embroidered table cloths.  Learn the simple technique of fabric felting and design and create your own special scarf.

I want to encourage anyone reading this who is considering attending Art Retreat at the Prairie to do so, just say yes!  I would love to have you in my class and there are many other talented instructors with fabulous class offerings to choose from.  Barb Solem makes the whole experience wonderful, you will not regret choosing to attend!

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