Fall Kill Creative Works
Saturday September 28, 2019
Focusing on plant derived natural indigo, students in this intensive workshop will prepare two organic indigo vats for dyeing both protein and cellulose fibers. We’ll create an array of swatches and explore resist dyeing techniques reliant on the particular working qualities of indigo.
American Folk Art Museum
Wednesday October 9, 2019
Working with found pigments is a wonderful way to engage with the local landscape, and tie artwork to a specific place. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the natural colors of foraged mineral pigments and botanical lake pigments. We’ll share a hands-on demo of pigment grinding and paint mixing with a soy binder, focusing on a selection of lake pigments from Natalie’s studio garden. Students will then use our handmade paints to create their own works on paper. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibit Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, opening September 17.
Aya Fiber Studio
October 22 - 24, 2019
In this three-day workshop students will learn the fundamentals of marbling on both paper and fabric, including how to select materials and manipulate the chemistry of the marbling vat. We’ll discuss the history behind the craft, beginning with Japanese suminagashi and progressing through Turkish and European patterns. Recipes for sumi ink, watercolor paints, and acrylic paints will be shared, as well as troubleshooting advice and advanced techniques. After students have familiarized themselves with the tools and methods for creating permanent prints, they’ll be free to develop their own collection of patterns!
Manhattan Graphics Center
Sunday December 8, 2019
Paper marbling is a wonderful blend of monotype printing, repeat pattern development, and color play! In this one day intensive students will learn the fundamentals of acrylic marbling, including how to select materials and the chemistry of the marbling vat. We’ll discuss the history behind European marbling as we explore traditional techniques, combed patterns, and important troubleshooting. Students will then develop their own palette and style to create a suite of designs to take home with them.