From The American Tapestry Alliance:
Elegant Fusion-4 Souls
This artwork is a collaborative work by Lynda Brothers and batik artist Ferril Nawir. The total installation is made up of four components: two woven screens, made with palm leaf rope, dyed raffia grass, and bamboo from the artist’s garden, and two batik-on-wood paintings, made with wax resist and dyes, one on each side of the installation. The installation can be viewed from either side.
The batik paintings can also be removed and hung on an interior wall side by side as a diptych. The woven panels can also be displayed side by side as a diptych, or used as room dividers in an interior environment, with the four components echoing each other in theme and character. The artists worked to make sure the design elements of each of their pieces work together with continuity of design, as well as work individually as stand-alone artwork.
Indonesian Master Batik Artist Ferril Nawir will be teaching a workshop for beginners to intermediate silk painters, batik artists, quilters who want to create their own fabrics, and wearable artists designing fashion fabric.
This two day workshop will involve waxing and dying techniques, different dyes and fabrics used, steaming and setting of dyes on fabrics, vat dyeing, Indonesian cultural techniques as well as contemporary artistic techniques.
This is a great opportunity to learn new and traditional techniques for surface design of many different media in a relaxed and fun environment. Maximum 6 students. Classes will be offered in the future for more advanced work.
Dates: call for new class dates coming up
Class to take place in the studio of tapestry and fiber artist Lynda Brothers
4255 Hitch Blvd. Moorpark, CA
contact Lynda Brothers: 805-523-3101
Cost: $250 for the two day workshop plus $20 material fee to include fabrics and dyes and equipment and steaming. Lunch included though any pot luck is also appreciated.
Starting Spring 2015 – Call to sign up!
The theater group meet from 3:00 to 5:00 pm every Tues and Thurs.
Cost $225 per child
IN THIS PROGRAM STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
- Set Design
- Acting and Reacting
- Prop handling
- Teamwork/Ensemble support
- Costume design
- Strong listening skills
- Self-control and self-confidence
- Thematic art design
- Dramatic structure of a production
- Critical Thinking
- Public Speaking
- Painting, both realistic and atmospheric
- Character development/Commitment
- Promotion and marketing
Through these practices, at the end of the session, there will be a play at the Blackboard Gallery featuring the students. With sets that the students have created! This is a completely original program for students who have ANY interest in every aspect of theater – from performance and visual to technical and management!
Theatre Arts – David Wright
Set – Lynda Brothers
EMAIL Info@StudioChannelIslands.org to sign up!
Fridays, 3:15 – 4:45 pm, E1
$110 for 8 classes includes all materials and all finished projects, minus framing when needed.
To register, please call the office at 805.383.1368
The class will have ongoing projects from weaving and tapestry techniques. Possible projects include:
- small bags for anything including purses, and cell phones
- fabric collage wall hangings
- printing on fabric for possible pillows
- scarves both painted with dyes, and marbling on fabric
- printing with wax resists and other printing methods
- stamping and hand painting on both silk and cotton
- printing from plants