200 - Hinges, Doors, Books and Lockets - Mary Hettmansperger
Class Size: 12
Materials fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $48.00. Materials in kit for class - supplied by instructor: 24 gauge copper sheeting, Findings and embellishments. All wires and cold connections Mica, paper and embossing materials. All patinas
Using copper sheeting, students will design a hinged locket. Students may bring a personal photo, image or favorite paper to place in the locket, or use papers and images that Mary has selected. Mica is used to protect the image and cold connections hold it in place. Students will make two small book necklaces. Patinas, texturing, and metal applications, including embossing will also be covered. The focus of this class is to master the hinge using tabs to create a variety of moveable doors. It is a low-tech process with fabulous results.
Tools needed for class: (Students can bring) – I have some sharing tools – but more people that bring tools the better. Hammer Bench block,Texturing hammers if desired Needle nose pliers, Metal scissors or snips, Wire cutters.
201 - Temporary Screen Printing - Linda Taft Walburn
Class size: 12
Skill Level: All
Materials Fee: (participants pay instructor directly) $25 Screen with fabric, $5.50; PFD Cotton Cloth, 2 yards @ $10, Dye and Print Paste @ $7.00, Plastic table covers, batching plastic and pins, $2.50
If you have been fascinated by screen printing but were hesitant because you thought it would be difficult, Temporary Screen Printing is your chance to overcome that hesitation. You will not line up edges or match registration marks. A free-your-spirit workshop, you will come away with a working knowledge of easy screen printing, limited only by your imagination. Jane Dunnewold has been a big influence on changing the minds of surface design artists and the screen printing process. Having studied with her, I have been inspired to treat screen printing as a spontaneous tool rather than a nightmare of registration marks. You will learn about and how to work with Procion MX fiber reactive dyes, how to set up and pull a screen, and how to finish off your surface-designed dyed cloth. Using various papers, interfacing, glue, lace, chalk, charcoal, tape, to name a few, you will create multiple screens using an embroidery hoop and screen fabric. From just three dye colors and dye thickener, you will create unique and original designs on cotton PFD (prepared for dyeing)