Saturday, September 17, 2011

Creating Artcloth at Dunedin Fine Arts Center

In this class we learn and explore numerous processes ofsurface design on textiles.   We then layer these processes on a piece of cloth to create a  rich, complex, and inimitable work of textile art.
The following is a summary of some of the techniques we explored in summer and fall I classes.  All of the work you see here was created by students at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.

(Thank you Aileen for the photo)

Various methods of applying fiber reactive dyes.

Shelly's seashells "dyepainted" discharged, printed and splatterpainted with thickened dye and fabric paint.

Stenciling, stamping, painting with thickened dyes and fabric paint.


Lori's dyed, discharged, stenciled, and hand painted work.

Students practice the various processes by playfully exploring different ways
 to combine the techniques they learned.

With  beautiful results

"Stress free" silk painting.


 More Silk Painting

Two different processes for discharging(removing color)
from the same piece of black cloth.

Working with acid dyes on silk.


Rubbings, stamps, stencils and silk screening.

And of course Batik!

Mono printing with gelatin plates.



Photo image transfer.
(Thank you Aileen for the photos)

And we haven’t even scratched the surface (no pun intended)  Next session starts soon. 
Winter/Spring 2014 Class Schedule:
Six Week classes Begin
Thurday Afternoons 1pm-4 pm or  Evenings 6:30PM 9:30PM
April 17,2014
These classes are open open to everyone regardless of your level of experience.  Here are the  linsk to  Enroll Afternoon  or  Enroll Evening  at   the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.