AAFG 2017-18 Workshops
See the Workshop policies below.
October 6 – 8, 2017
“Acrylics on Fiber”
In this 3-day workshop Jacqueline Sullivan, a mixed media, acrylic and calligraphic artist, uses her treasure box of acrylic techniques as surface design on fabric. Students will build layers and textures on a fabric ground using gesso, molding paste, and tissue, highlighting these textures with metallic media. Students will learn about fabric mediums, fluid acrylics and high flow acrylics, and how to preserve the hand of the fabric as well its wash-ability and sew-ability. Jacqueline has been teaching workshops for art retreats, and art and calligraphy guilds in the US and Canada, for over 30 years. She has published technique articles in Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, Pages, and Astarte’s Mega-Zine. Jacqueline was one of 18 artists selected nationwide to become a Golden Certified Artist for Golden Paint Company.
March 16 – 18, 2018
“Shibori with Indigo and Natural Dyes”
Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Using a natural fermentation vat with natural indigo, henna, and lime, the basic techniques of Shibori dyeing processes will be explored by participants: folding and clamping (Itajime), carved clamp wrapping (Beni Itajime), stitch resist (Mokume) and wrapped pole (Arashi). Natural dyes, including madder and pomegranate, used along with the one bath method, will allow for a larger variety of colors and effects. http://analisahedstrom.com
May 11 – 13, 2018
“Jackets that Fit!”
Over the course of 3-days, Helen Welford will guide participants in creating a personal pattern for a jacket customized for each person. Students will choose from a selection of patterns that Helen has created to build skills in drafting, shaping, draping and fitting, and then use their own fabrics to produce the jacket in the workshop. Helen has been making gowns for vintage dancing since 1993, for herself and for others, for balls and for performance. Her background includes 35 years of working in the fiber arts. www.designsfordancing.com
Workshop registration for Guild members will be processed first. Non-members will be included in a workshop if the limit is not reached 6 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Registrations will be processed based on the date the registration is received. If a workshop is cancelled by AAFG, a full refund will be issued.
There will be no refunds for cancellations received within 6 weeks prior to the opening workshop date. 100% refund with 43 days notice. Non-members receive a complete refund if not accepted into a class.