2018 Adult/Teen Craft Classes & Workshops

Join us for some of the best craft classes in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire!

Most classes are also suitable for teens and all are encouraged to attend.

Please note that the Sound/Art workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up.

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 SEPTEMBER 2018 CLASSES

SHI-13 Drawing Animals and Nature
Instructor: Kathryn Field
September 8th, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Sandwich Home Industries 32 Main Street, Center Sandwich
Tuition: $105, materials included

If you enjoy watching your pets move and play and want to capture that in your art, join me for a class in the basic drawing of shape, form, and textures. In this day-long workshop, we will explore drawing with both wet and dry medium and focus on issues of perspective, proportion, and value to make drawings that come alive. All materials are provided and all levels are welcome.

Wear clothing that you can comfortably work outside in. We will start the class inside and then move to a local farm and draw outside. Bring a bag lunch and drink to enjoy on the green at SHI.

Kathryn Field is a painter and sculptor who lives in Center Sandwich and exhibits  at Patrica Ladd Carega Gallery in Sandwich and Mill Brook Gallery in Concord NH. Her work is included in public and private collections, nationally and internationally. You can see examples on her website, kathrynfield.com


OCTOBER 2018 CLASSES

SHI-14 Natural Dyes Part I: Indigo and Shibori
Instructor: Sara Goodman
Friday, October 19, 2018
3:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $200, plus $25 in material fees
The class will take place at the instructor’s studio in Center Harbor on Squam Lake

This is a class for quilters and stitchers of all kinds who want to dye their own cloth. It is also appropriate for spinners, knitters, and weavers who want to dye their yarn.

Japanese shibori is an ancient technique for creating patterns on cloth. Using various ways of reserving portions of cloth with folds, pleats, pulled stitches, wrapped string etc. areas of shaped resist are made where the dye cannot penetrate. The Japanese developed the techniques of shibori into a sophisticated and complex art form. There are literally hundreds of different Japanese shibori techniques, each with their own name.  In this class, we will learn three essential methods: mokume (stitching), arashi (pole wrapping), and itajime (fold and clamp). For experienced students, more variations of each of these will be taught, along with boshi or capping. We will also be using a clay resist that can be applied to cloth with a print block, silkscreen, or paintbrush. Participants will be given 15”X15” squares of cotton cloth for making samples. Students can also bring their own cloth to experiment with. Proper scouring instructions will be provided prior to class to obtain good results. An indigo vat will be available for dyeing once the cloth is prepared.  How to set up and maintain a natural indigo vat will also be demonstrated.

Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH. She has been weaving, dyeing with natural dyes, and doing shibori for over 35 years. Her work has been featured in many fiber arts publications and also in national and international exhibitions. She has been a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen since 2006.

 

SHI-15 Natural Dyes Part II: The Mordant Dyes on Cloth and Yarn
*It is not necessary to take both of these classes.  You can sign up for either or both.*
Instructor: Sara Goodman
Friday, October 26, 2018 3:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 9:00 – 4:00
Tuition: $200, plus $25 in material fees.
The class will take place at the instructor’s studio in Center Harbor on Squam Lake

This is a class for quilters and stitchers of all kinds who want to dye their own cloth. It is also appropriate for spinners, knitters, and weavers who want to dye their yarn. This class will cover fiber preparation on all natural fibers – both plant and animal — for successful dyeing.  The second key to good dye results is proper mordanting. We will be using alum and iron for mordants in various concentrations and combinations. This will allow for a range of colors with each dye that we use. We will apply the dyes to either cloth or yarn, cold as a thickened paste, or hot in a full immersion dye bath.  Concentrated natural dye extracts will be the main source of dyes, but we will also work with both fresh and dried local dye stuffs. Overdyeing with indigo will allow us to get purples and greens. Using thickened cold preparations of the mordents and dyes will allow us to print, paint, and silkscreen on cloth and yarn.  Basic shibori techniques will be taught on cloth.  (See Natural Dyes Part I class description for a definition of shibori.) Participants will be given 15”X15” squares of cotton cloth for making samples. Students can also bring their own cloth to experiment with. Proper scouring instructions will be provided prior to class to obtain good results.

Sara Goodman is a textile artist with a studio in Center Harbor, NH. She has been weaving, dyeing with natural dyes, and doing shibori for over 35 years. Her work has been featured in many fiber arts publications and also in national and international exhibitions. She has been a juried artist with the League of NH Craftsmen since 2006.



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