Workshops & Classes

Printing with Natural Thickened Dyes

October 14 & 15th, 2017 from 10am-3pm total cost 200$ + 50$ material fee.

Class located at The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher
Gibsons, BC.

Natural Dyes are amazing and diverse. From the various plants to harvest, to the variety of colours you can get from just one plant, Natural Dyes are pretty mind blowing!  In this workshop we’re going to explore another exciting way to use Natural Dyes. Mixing natural plant powders with natural dye extracts to thicken the dyes so that we can stamp, stencil and silkscreen with them.

 

The class will run through how to best prepare your cloth to accept dye and keep the dye through washing and sunlight, mordanting, then we will make Natural Dye Extracts and thicken them so that we can explore printing on fabric using stamps, stencils and silkscreens.

No experience in Natural Dyeing Required.

Cost: 200$ + 50$ material fee

Bring; a lunch, rubber gloves and wear clothes than can get dirty.

REGISTER: here

Class registration is open until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Register ahead and pay by cash or cheque left in our secure dropbox or pay online by credit card . Credit card transactions are done through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to use it.

Indigo + Shibori Techniques

October 22nd, 2017 from 10am-4pm.  Cost 125$ includes material fee.

Class located at the Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano St. Powell River, BC.

INDIGO dye has been used for thousands of years to dye fabric blue. In this workshop you will learn how to make a couple different Indigo Dye Vats. You will learn how to make a Natural Indigo Dye Vat from banana’s and/or dates, also how to make an Indigo Vat using fructose powder, as well as the classic Indigo Vat with lye and thiox. We will explore a variety of Shibori patterns to tie, sew, fold + clamp cotton fabric to make striking prints on cloth. You will go home with lots of samples of patterns and the confidence to build your own INDIGO Dye Vat.

 

 BRING: a piece of clothing/fabric of natural materials, rubber gloves, lunch + a friend!

WEAR: Clothes that can get dirty

COST: 125$

REGISTER: Please register one week before workshop, if possible. contact awarholartist@gmail.com

 

Natural Dyeing: Indigo and Shibori Techniques

October 28th, 2017 from 10am- 4pm total cost 125$ + 25$ material fee.

Class located at The Arts Building, 464 South Fletcher
Gibsons, BC.

 

INDIGO dye has been used for thousands of years to dye fabric blue. In this workshop you will learn how to make an Indigo Dye Vat to dye natural materials. We will explore a variety of Shibori patterns to tie, sew, fold + clamp cotton fabric to make striking prints on cloth. You will go home with lots of samples of patterns and the confidence to build your own INDIGO Dye Vat.

BRING: a piece of clothing/fabric of natural materials, rubber gloves, lunch + a friend!
WEAR: Clothes that can get dirty
COST: 125$ + 25$ material fee

REGISTER: Please register one week before class, if possible. Register here

Class registration is open until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Register and pay ahead to reserve your spot. Cash and cheque are accepted via our secure dropbox, credit card payments are done through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to use it.

 

IMG_4250Indigo + Shibori Techniques

July 8th, 2017 from 10am-4pm.  Cost 125$ includes material fee.

Class located at the Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano St. Powell River, BC.

INDIGO dye has been used for thousands of years to dye fabric blue. In this workshop you will learn how to make a Natural Indigo Dye Vat using the fructose method. We will explore various Shibori patterns to tie, sew, fold + clamp cotton fabric to make striking prints on cloth. You will go home with lots of samples of patterns and the confidence to build your own Natural INDIGO Dye Vat.

BRING: a piece of clothing/fabric of natural materials, rubber gloves, lunch + a friend!
WEAR: Clothes that can get dirty
COST: 125$ materials included
REGISTER: ASAP with payment to awarholartist@gmailcom
Limited spaces available

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Indigo Dye and Shibori Techniques

June 17th, 2017 from 10am-4pm total cost 125$ includes material fee.

Class located at the Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano St. Powell River, BC.

Dyeing cotton with Indigo is just plain magic. In this workshop we’ll look at different traditional Shibori patterns to tie, sew and fold into fabric to make striking prints on cloth.  We’ll make a few Indigo Vats and try different Shibori patterns on cotton. You’ll go home with lots of samples of patterns and the confidence to build your own Indigo Vat this summer. Feel free to bring one article of clothing.  Bring rubber gloves, a lunch + a friend! There are limited spaces available.
Please register by sending me an e-mail and paying the total cost of the workshop.
awarholartist@gmail.com

 

 

Printing with Natural Thickened Dyes

May 6th, 2017 from 10am-4pm total cost 125$ includes material fee.

Class located at the Academy of Music, 7280 Kemano St. Powell River, BC.

Natural Dyes are amazing and diverse! From the various plants to harvest, to the variety of colours you can get from just one plant, Natural Dyes are pretty mind blowing!  In this workshop we’re going to explore another mind blowing way to use Natural Dyes. We’re going to use natural plant powders to thicken the dyes so that we can stamp, stencil and silkscreen with them.
We will start the class with how to best prepare your cloth to accept dye and keep the dye through washing and sunlight. Then we will make Natural Dye Extracts, thicken them and explore printing on fabric using stamps, stencils and silkscreens. We will also discuss printing with mordants and over dyeing in a dye bath.
The cost of the course will be 125$.  This will cover all your materials. Bring a lunch, rubber gloves and wear clothes than can get dirty.
There are limited spaces available.
Please register by sending me an e-mail and paying the total cost of the workshop.
awarholartist@gmail.com

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Natural Dyeing: Plant + Principle

May 20 + May 21st 2:30-6pm

@ The Arts Building in Gibson’s, BC

In this two-day workshop you will learn what natural dye plants grow in our region, how and when to harvest them for dyeing, a brief history on plants used to create vibrant lightfast colours, how to prepare protein/cellulose fibres and fabrics to accept the most colour from natural dyes (mordanting), and how to make a natural dye bath to use for immersion dyeing. We will work on various fabrics and fleece.

Please bring a book to take notes, a pair of rubber gloves, clothes that can get dirty and a snack.

Dates: May 20 & 21 2017
Times: 2:30pm – 6pm
Cost: $150 + Material Fee of $25
Instructor: Amber Friedman

Questions? Email us at theartsbuilding@gmail.com.

Class registration is open until 48 hours prior to the start of the event. Register today by cheque or credit card using the form below to reserve your spot. (Credit card transactions are done through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to use it.

Stamp Making & Printing on Paper + Cloth

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In this fun, informative, hands-on workshop we will explore different ways to make your own stamps out of erasers, potatoes and recycled materials. If you enjoy working with paper or fabric, learning how to make and print with stamps can add great variety to your work. Lino Cutters will be provided; however, if you own one, please bring it to the class.

 Amber Friedman  Wed, Mar 8; 6–9pm $39 + materials $10 +GST

Bookbinding 101

 

In this hands-on, fun class you will learn the basic bookbinding stitch. We will be making books using a variety of recycled paper bags, paper, and other materials. We will make lots of small books that you can use for recipes, lists, poems, quotations and letters. Materials list will be available at registration.

 Amber Friedman  Wed, Feb 22; 6 – 9pm 39$ + GST
REGISTER: Call  604.485.2878 or 1.877.888.8890
Drop by 100 – 7085 Nootka Street, Powell River
Online pr.viu.ca

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Printing with Thickened Natural Dyes

Come out and learn how to make natural dyes into a thick paste to print with stencils, silkscreens and stamps.We will make a couple different colours in class and print on cotton.  Lots of information and FUN! I will be teaching full day workshop on this topic, May 6th, 2017.

Amber Friedman Wed, Feb 15; 6 – 9pm  $39 +  $10 Material Fee +GST
REGISTER: Call  604.485.2878 or 1.877.888.8890
Drop by 100 – 7085 Nootka Street, Powell River
Online pr.viu.ca

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Screen Printing on Fabric

Learn how to make an image into a silk screen and print it onto fabric. I will explain how silkscreens can be made and then demonstrate printing on fabric. We will talk about various mediums to use to print on fabric for lasting results. Everyone will have a chance to make something, and go home with a patch-size screen print.

January 28, 2017 9:00 – 10:30am

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

Materials Fee: $5 provides a take-home screen-printed patch

 

May 14th, 2016 from 10am-4pm total cost 125$ includes material fee.

Join local artist Amber Friedman, for a day of exploring Natural Dye Plants + Principles

In this course we will be learning;
Different dye plants to use to create a wide range of colour
What natural dye plants grow in our region, how and when to harvest them for dyeing
How to prepare protein/cellulose fibres and fabrics to accept the most colour from natural dyes (mordanting)
How to make a natural dye bath to use for immersion dyeing

The course will be on May 14 from 10am-4pm with a short break for lunch.
The course will be held at the Academy of Music Art Studio on Kemano and Manson in Powell River, BC.
Please bring a book to take notes, a pair of rubber gloves, clothes that can get dirty and your lunch.
The cost of the course will be 125$.  This will cover all your materials.
There is limited spaces available.
Please register by sending me an e-mail and paying the total cost of the workshop by mail or money transfer.

Amber Friedman
Awarholartist@gmail.com

March 23rd, 6 pm to 9 pm, VIU Powell River    
Workshop – ‘Exploring Surface Design Techniques’
Registration Fee: $35
Instructors: Amber Friedman, Wendy Drummond

 

Description:
This workshop provides a variety of embellishing and decorating techniques for a multitude of fibres and fabrics. Engaging with Surface Design Fibre Artists this session will continue to build on the Febru

ary session of ‘Make Do and Mend’ using stenciling, stamping, needle-felting, and hand-stitching to extend the use of your clothing and create unique, personalized wearable art!

 

February 13th 2-3:30, 2016.   This Wonderful Class is FULL. i am looking forward to it

Powell River Valentines Day with ARt Hearts

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