Home Studio Workshops: These are held at my home studio in Clearwater, Florida usually on Thursdays or Saturdays from 10-3:30. Special days for private instruction can be set up for a minimum of 6. Price for smaller groups is higher. Art supplies are included in the price of the workshop of $50 along with a light lunch. Email me at Marlene@123webmagic.com to confirm your reservation.
(20 April Cancelled and there are openings in the 4 May Workshop:
Mini Workshops 1 May: Dye your own scarf in an hour in a mini workshop at Beads F.O.B in Sarasota. Call the shop, (941) 921-0871, to reserve your one hour spot during the day from 10am-3pm. Address: 2312 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231. After you dye your scarf, enjoying the huge selection of beads and choose some to use in beading the four corners of your scarf.
Home Studio Workshop 4 May: 10-3:30. Dye a couple of scarves using the baggie technique as well as tabletop techniques incorporating some of my new advanced dyeing for beginners methods: growing trees, abstract designs, shibori methods of folding and clamps to get repeat squares or chevrons. Also create a hand dyed sheer silk organza greeting card which can be made to match the scarf you create for a gift. Cost is $50 and includes silk supplies, dyes and a light lunch. Email to reserve your spot as there are only 4 left. Marlene@123webmagic.com.
Show vendor: 6-9 June Surface Design Association Show in San Antonio, TX.
Workshop: 14 June 1:15-2:45 Intergenerational Dyeing at the Long Center’s Aging Well Center. Call them for information and cost: (727) 724-3070
August 7-13 Hooray!!! I will be teaching at the Abuzzo School of Creative Art in Italy at a small villa with studio workshop space out in the country! I am so excited. Check out their website for details. Pictures and class description are posted at www.abruzzoschoolofcreativeart.com. If you need financial assistance consider applying for a local county or state art grant.
Show Vendor: 26, 27, 28 September at the Jacksonville Quilt Festival
Workshops at Houston Quilt Festival: Wed 30 Oct 9-12noon: Workshop: Collage: Finding your Voice. Thursday 31 Oct 2-4pm Mixed Media Samplers: Easy Breezy Bling (crystals on a hand dyed silks scarf). Friday 1 Nov 10-12noon Sampler Growing Trees on Fabric. Saturday 2 Nov 10-12noon Sampler Colorful Stamp Images. Sat 2-5pm Christmas Delights Forum Fabric Messages.
Testimonial from the Hand Dyed Silk Scarf Workshop for Teachers at the Tampa Museum of Art:
“We dyed the scarves yesterday and I have to say it was one of the best projects ever! I had originally intended on having some adult helpers but suddenly none were available — and it was still manageable for me. I did a demo in front of the entire class and had a few student helpers who made their scarves as part of the demo. Then they were able to help me. I gave the kids choices of three colors — each one was unique and beautiful in its own way and while I was ironing I would find images of flowers, butterflies, snowflakes, horses heads, etc. which got the kids so engaged. I would most definitely do this again or take the dying process to another level.
“In addition, it was very clean, no one got excess dye on them except for me (when I was mixing them) and the worst thing that happened was someone popping their baggie while waiting.
“My only worry — and not a big one — the kids loved the scarves so much that I don’t know how many mothers will actually receive them for Christmas — I heard a few ‘I’m keeping this!’ around. But no matter, the process was HUGE success.
“Thank you so much. Please let me know if you have any workshops or anything going on.”
Silk Dyeing-The Basics: Dye three silk scarves learning to baggie dye for a soft organic look or tabletop techniques with floral images, zebra stripes or sunset lines, stencil imagery. Possibilities abound. Make hand dyed silk greeting cards to go with them. Create a hand dyed landscape using silk broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton). There will be extra scarves and silk items available for purchase and you can dye them right there.
Advanced Dyeing for Beginners: Create 3 silk scarves using knots, clamps and sticks, and other casual shibori techniques creating repeat shapes, flowing trees, abstract imagery, dip dyeing, stamps, silk screens and more. You will also make a hand dyed silk greeting card incorporating foil into the card design.
Creative Fabric Collage Workshop Description: Work in Turquoise using a variety of fabrics, solids, prints, sheers, fibers, beads and more. The basic Color Wheel will be reviewed and the advantages of working monochromatically. Portals can be used as a design element or choose whatever you like as a theme. Techniques covered will include layered landscapes; 3D floral images; creating shadows and fog with sheers; fusing foil to fabric creating suns, moons and other shapes; dyeing your own background silk fabric from silk broadcloth (feels and sews like cotton). All fabric, threads, pins, scissors and fusibles will be supplied but feel free to bring your own if you have favorites. Just limit what you bring so it all fits into a 1 gallon ziplock baggie. A free motion demonstration will be done. Sewing Machines are optional. Please let me know if you are bringing yours. A demonstration of how to create a collage panel in a sandwich of tulle will be presented. You have the option to use the 5-7 or more collages in a journal, garment, quilt or art quilt.