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Fiber Arts

Boho Embellishment

Have a garment or accessory that you want to add a little character to? Want to create wall art or a fiber design? Come join us for a class on embroidery and embellishment techniques. We will combine different techniques and patterns for unique combinations and give standard processes a modern vibe.

Dates & Times

August 18, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 18 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Intro to Needle Felting

In this class students will discover how fun and easy it is to create with wool fleece. From simple wool beads to intricately detailed small figures, the creative possibilities are endless! Students will leave class with new felted creations plus the tools and knowledge to keep on creating more at home.

Dates & Times

#1: July 1, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

#2: August 26, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Painting On Silk for Quilters

Create the colors and textures you want by creating your own fat quarters. Using permanent dyes, we will learn to mix, blend, and texture colors to create fabrics that are one of a kind.

Dates & Times

June 23, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Janet Lehwalder
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Sashiko Patchwork

Learn typical sashiko techniques and use them to add flare or repairs to needed garments.

Students will learn 10 standard Sashiko patterns, process and application.

Students will make 10 samples of typical sashiko stitching as well as fix any garments needing repair with sashiko patchwork application.

Dates & Times

August 4, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Alicia Czerwiec
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Sculpture & Acrylic

Gain a broad understanding through in depth exploration and comprehensive media education. Learn how acrylic can be used to create 3D sculptural forms or simply add more dimension within your flat work. This class will cover a range of techniques including the manipulation of fiber, textiles & paper, creating dimensional acrylic skins, acrylic mold casting & how to create structural supports.

Dates & Times

Jul 14 & Jul 15, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Barbara De Pirro
Location: Multiple

Surface Design Series: #1 Painting & Bleaching

Students will explore several different mediums including: painting with dyes, painting with fabric paints, using fabric sprays, and augmenting acrylic paints with textile medium for painting upon fabric. Students will also work with discharge paste and bleach. If we have time, we will also experiment with using shaving cream for creating a marbled look on fabric.

Dates & Times

April 7, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Surface Design Series: #2 Hand Stitch & Embellishment

This workshop will work with basic stitch/embroidery techniques to create two projects. Students will be embellishing small pieces of fabric which they will use to create a small, wearable pocket/pouch. For the second project, students will create a small cover for a mini art-journal which they will also make in class.

Dates & Times

April 14, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Surface Design Series: #3 Artful Weaving

In this workshop, students will create their own basic loom using a picture frame, nails, and a hammer. Students will then use their loom to practice basic weaving methods using a variety of fibers. Students will also create a small art-weaving using natural items as their loom.

Dates & Times

April 21, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Surface Design Series: #4 Printing, Stenciling & Image Transfer

In this workshop, students will be experimenting with a wide variety of surface design techniques including: stamping on fabric with premade stamps, carving simple stamps, eco-printing, mono-printing, using premade stencils, creating stencils, and image transfer.

Beginning

Dates & Times

April 28, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Rebecca Wachtman
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Understanding Color - Consecutive Week

Have you ever been frustrated when choosing colors for an art project, sewing project, painting or even deciding what to wear? Does it seem that sometimes you get it and other times you don't? Learning basic color theory will give you the tools, knowledge and understanding to make those choices a whole lot easier and more fun.

Dates & Times

Aug 11-Aug 25, Saturdays 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Lois Gaylord
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1