Looking For Professional And Energetic Workers For Art Fairs, Boutique Shows At Whitespace Collection Events

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry at a few art fairs. Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection is looking for energetic outgoing people to help sell original handmade art, wearable art and jewelry.

 

 

The locations include Whitespace Collection, Boutique events and art fairs across South Florida.

Work hours are very flexible if someone has another job. This could lead to additional hours doing inventory and jewelry selection and display.

Must be professional in appearance and attitude, and have strong work ethics.

 

 

To apply:

Send email to pelanne9321@gmail.com

Name:

Phone:

Reference (include phone and email):

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Dressed In “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” And Celebrates Norma Canelas Roth Collection

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, celebrates the patience, the daring and the inventiveness of artists who work in textiles, mixed media, metals and non-traditional materials when it presents “Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design” (now through Dec. 9, 2017). The exhibition displays work never before shown together in Florida. As a special feature, LAC opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence. But that’s not all that’s planned… A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101  www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design”

Runway Show and Reception

November 16, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Members no charge, nonmembers $10

Gallery Hours:
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

Exhibit runs November 2 – December 9, 2017

 

“Sage Encounters Desire”

 

During Elegant Threads, patrons and visitors are treated to a relaxing stroll through a timely exhibit that offers ideas for gifts, including luxurious items that are one-of-a-kind. As a special feature, the Lighthouse ArtCenter opens its doors Thursday evening, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30, for a fashion forward runway show and reception. Attendees can enjoy light white wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres, creative company, lively conversation and spot the perfect holiday indulgence.

But that’s not all that’s planned…
A selection of traditional ethnic ensembles on loan from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection will adorn the main gallery. With her husband, William, Roth has been recognized among the top 100 collectors in America by Art+Auction Magazine.

 

Necklace from the Norma Canelas Roth Collection

 

 

Elegant Threads was woven together when the Lighthouse ArtCenter invited artists from around the country to submit photos of their wearable art and surface designs. The submissions brought a constellation of contemporary color, texture, and techniques that are certain to impress the most fashion conscious and the most discerning designers.

 

Wearable Art and Body Sculpture

 

 

Patrons, vacationers and holiday shoppers can wrap themselves in exquisite patterns while relishing the softness of silks that are hand-painted and stitched with the greatest of care. They will be able to marvel at the delicate beadwork and fine craftsmanship created by jewelry makers and enjoy studio art quilts and accessories that quicken the imagination.

 

“Encroachment” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

Nancy Politsch, Executive Director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter said, “Through the generosity of philanthropists such as Norma and Bill Roth, Gil Walsh Interiors, and the Meyer Law Firm, we are able to continue our mission as ​ the cultural anchor for visual arts in Palm Beach and Martin counties, to provide new ways to explore, learn, interact and create rewarding experiences for individuals and their families in the world of art. Now more than ever, where there is art there is hope.”

 

As further enticement, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened its costume department to more than 20 years of glorious character costumes that have graced the Carbonell Award Winning stage. They invited ArtCenter curator, Janeen Mason, select a few surprises that patrons of the arts will surely recognize as a part of the Elegant Threads exhibition.

 

Pearl Ring

 

Come satisfy your curiosity and dress yourself for the season.  

To make plans to attend the Nov. 16 evening runway show and reception, or to reserve a docent-led tour of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for this and all exhibits, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101   www.LighthouseArts.org
M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – New first Saturday of the month no charge
Regular Admission: Members no charge, nonmembers $5.00

 

 

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Whitespace Opening Weekend Festivities Begin Friday, November 3rd With New Exhibitions

Whitespace’s Opening Weekend Celebrations start Friday evening, November 3rd and continue Saturday, the 4th and Sunday the 5th with new exhibitions— “Paperworks” from the Benefit Print Project in New York is just the beginning!   See the newest body sculpture/wearable art in the Col-lect boutique.Be unique! Wear unique!  Visit Whitespace, The Mordes Collection.  The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information: 

www.whitespacecollection.com

whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Salon Features Mixed Media Artist, Sarah Knouse On November 7th

ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists throughout the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries. Stimulating discussions follow, led by Coordinator, Elle Shorr. The public is invited to “The Quotidian and Surreal” with Sarah Knouse on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

 

AT THE ART SALON:

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

6:30 -8:30 pm

 

“The Quotidian and Surreal”

PRESENTED BY: SARAH KNOUSE

 

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER LIBRARY

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

 

 

“Flamingo & Fragile” by Sarah Knouse

 

 

Sarah Knouse uses fibers, plastics, found objects and other mixed media to create sculptural objects and installations that explore themes of ornamentation and superficial grandeur as they occur at a domestic scale. She combines notions of quotidian household surroundings with those of the ephemeral and surreal. Her fascination in our culture’s relationship with decoration and surface treatment, furthered by her experiences as a faux-finish painter and interior designer, lead to her interest in the interactions that we as individuals cultivate with our private spaces and possessions.

 

“Chaise a Fragonard” by Sarah Knouse

 

As Sarah says, “Aside from adding aesthetic appeal, the objects and processes we utilize to embellish our personal spaces allow us to in some ways author our own identities and histories, project distinct ideals, and even express our economic or social aspirations.” She is curious about the place where these constructed ideals and fantasies make contact with real life.

 

 

Detail of “Cerement” by Sarah Knouse

 

Sarah Knouse is a sculptor, designer, and arts educator, with a MFA from CUNY Hunter College. Sarah has exhibited her sculptures nationally and internationally, including a 2012 sculptural installation project hosted by the Hockney Gallery at The Royal College of Fine Art in London. She was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual Artists from Palm Beach County. Her studio is located in Lake Worth, Florida.

 

 

 

ARMORY ART CENTER:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

 

 

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All Ages Invited To Participate As Back Alley Mural Festival Returns For Third Year On November 4th & 5th

It’s time again to step outside the box and enjoy an outdoor celebration of color and creation in Tequesta. Stop by the 3rd Back Alley Mural Festival, a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. Julie Silk Beaumont of the Village Art Studios and the LighthouseArtCenter welcome 20 local artists who will create large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall in the alley behind Gallery Square North.  Visitors can enjoy watching the acrylic paintings come alive. Children are invited to bring their creativity and join the fun at the end of the alley at the Kid’s Tent! And it’s all free!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year.

 

 

LighthouseArts.org     (561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

GALLERY  SQUARE  NORTH      TEQUESTA, FL

Saturday, November 4

9 am – 5 pm

AND

Sunday, November 5

Noon – 3 pm

FREE

 

 

 

 

]Marta Llorens, winner second place in 2015

 

 

 

The Back Alley Mural Festival is a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. The festival runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 3:00pm on Sunday. Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival is a celebration of the power of art in public places. The murals create conversation, foster new friendships, provide artistic inspiration, and fuel a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.

 

Jennifer Chaparro, winner second place in 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios says, “I saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event especially for our year-round residents or ‘sunbirds’, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”

 

Julie Allen, 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

There are still have a few spots available for artists to paint at the festival. Artists can go online to our website and download the application. Paints are provided, bring your own brushes and ladders. Art must be family-friendly.

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Village Art Studios. Sponsors still needed, for more information, contact Jennifer Chaparro, Communications Director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, jennifer@lighthousearts.org (561) 748-8737.

 

Back Alley Mural Festival Saturday, 2016. Photo by Craig Houdeshell

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

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Elliott Museum Goes Back To 40s For A Swingin’ Fundraiser As “Thanks For The Memories Celebration of Bob Hope” Exhibition Continues Til Nov. 26th

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time as it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Dance the night away to the 40’s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Party in a USO Canteen with fun 40’s food and an open bar.  Their Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on silent auction items. Pose for photos in a beautiful 1947 Packard, guarded by a WWII-era tank!.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this amazing FUNdraiser and urges you to get your tickets now!  Have a GOOD TIME for a GOOD Cause and reminisce those GOOD MEMORIES!  

 

 

825 NE Ocean Boulevard    Stuart, FL.

772-225-1961   www.elliottmuseum.org

 

 

“Thanks for the Memories” Fundraiser Event

at the

Elliott Museum

 

 

 

Bob Hope and Frances Langford eat at a mess hall in 1945 while on their USO Tour. Photo: Elliott Museum Archive

 

 

 

Thursday, November 9th

6 – 10 pm

Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple

RSVP to 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org

You may also RSVP on our website at www.ElliottMuseum.org/events

All proceeds benefit the Elliott Museum’s Annual Giving Campaign

 

Frances Langford and Bob Hope perform in 1944 in the South Pacific. Photo by Bureau of Aeronautics; Elliott Museum Archives

 

 

On November 9th, the sleek and modern Elliott Museum will be transported back in time some 70 years when it becomes the setting for Thanks for the Memories: A Celebration of the 1940s, Bob Hope, Frances Langford, the USO, Big Band Music, Swing Dance, and Golf!  Celebrating the Elliott’s “Bob Hope, An American Treasure” exhibit, this fun party will take you back to another era.  Whether you’re “In the Mood for Love” or swinging to the beat of the “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, you can dance the night away to the 40s sound of the FDO-Big Swingin’ Band. Try swing dance lessons or party in a USO Canteen with fun 40s food and an open bar. There will be prizes for the best 1940s costumes. Our Cigarette Girl will have raffle tickets available, and you can bid on our silent auction items. A WWII-era tank will stand guard while you pose with your guests for photos in our beautiful 1947 Packard.  

1947 Packard – Elliott Museum Collection

 

 

Since Stuart’s own Frances Langford is synonymous with the music of that era, it will be a particularly nostalgic evening for long-time Treasure Coast residents. You will enjoy the additions to the Bob Hope exhibit from the Elliott’s own Frances Langford collection.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure”, on exhibit through November 26th, is a traveling show from the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. The exhibit features many snippets of Hope’s long career, and many artifacts from his personal life. The exhibit was produced with the help of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.   The Presenting sponsor is Strategic Retirement Group.

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, exhibits, workshops or membership:

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart, FL

772-225-1961

www.ElliottMuseum.org

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elliottmuseum

 

 

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Whitespace Announces Public Viewing Days, Opening Weekend Celebrations And Sneak Peeks Of This Season’s Events

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces this season’s opening events!  Understanding the importance of Arts Education, Whitespace invites the public to its Opening Days, beginning Friday, November 3rd. The Mordes Collection is open on Saturdays and Sundays for Public Viewing Days with no reservations needed.  On Sunday, November 5th, there will be a special fundraising event to benefit Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a Silent Auction of a prestigious art piece by sculpture El Anatsui. The Rickie Report shares the details here, including Save The Dates for  a renown Lecture Series.  

 

 

 

Whitespace,  The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue    West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
 561.842.4131 
info@whitespacecollection.com    whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

Public Viewing Days
Every Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm
Nov. 4, 2017 – March 25, 2018

Opening Weekend Celebrations:

Opening Evening

Friday, November 3, 2017

5:30 – 9:30 pm 

Cash Bar, Light Bites provided by Whitespace
Suggested Whitespace Donation $10 Students $5
No Reservations Required 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Dates for this renown Lecture Series, including art luminaries:

Wilma Bulkin Siegel, Claire Satin, and Thomas Lollar

Reserve your spot now!

561-842-4131

Partial proceeds will benefit the Arts and Art Education

Through the Community Foundation.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

or email: whitespace@mordes.net

 

 

 

 

 

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WITVA’s “Artistic Happenings” Exhibit At Armory Art Center, Public Invited To Opening Reception October 27th

In August, we shared WITVA’s call for “Artistic Happenings”, a 2D and 3D juried art exhibition at the Armory Art Center.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and applauds WITVA for opening this call to all artists.  You will see a great array of media and subject matter, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about WITVA, meet the artists, and the juror, Rolando Chang Barrero!

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6 – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

AT:

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place  W. Palm Beach, FL

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

Gallery Hours:  M-F  10am – 5 pm    Sat.  10 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition, sponsored by Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA), is an open, juried exhibition for men and women featuring all media including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, glass, and sculpture in wood, stone, and metal. Founded in 1989, WITVA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. WITVA currently has over 250 members throughout South Florida.

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

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“Picasso And His Women” Plus “How To Enter Art Competitions” Slated As New Classes At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Fall classes at the Boca Raton Museum Art School start on Monday, Oct 30. There is a rich line up of class with the popular teachers as well some new offerings such as lectures on Picasso, a workshop on “How to enter art competitions,” Painting alla prima with Ralph Papa, and beginning and advance Portrait painting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  What an opportunity to learn something new!  Mention The Rickie Report when you register for “Picasso and His Women” and get a discount! See the details in the article.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road       Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

“Jacquline Picasso” by Pablo Picasso

 

 

Picasso and His Women

In this lively introduction to Picasso’s artwork gain an understanding of the instrumental role that women played in his art and life. Focusing on the three major periods of his art you will learn to better appreciate the different periods of Picasso’s art work and how he changed the course of Western Art.

 

Pablo Picasso

 

Lecture 1: Introduction to Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods.
Lecture 2: The Beginning of Cubism and his relationship with other artists
Lecture 3: Returning to figurative art after the War

Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 PM , 11/2, 11/16, and 11/30: $125 (mention Rickie Reports for a $20 discount)
Instructor: Laura Galban

“Olga Pensive” Pablo Picasso

 

 

Laura Galbán earned an M.A., Art History, Institute of Fine Arts New York University. After working in prestigious institutions such as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and The Hispanic Society in New York, she was director of the Cultural Department at Canning House in London. In Spain she represented 20th Century Master artists and was as an art advisor for clients in New York and Florida. Now in Florida, Laura Galban consultants, l’Artban, promotes contemporary artists in the United States.

 

 

 

The Next Step: How to Enter Art Competitions

Everyone says your paintings are beautiful, and it is time to share your artwork on Facebook or start applying to exhibit your artwork. Get an insider’s step-by-step lesson on simple ways to edit, save, and send photos of your artwork. Gain a basic understanding of applying to art competitions. The mysteries of pixels and how to label your images will be exposed.

8.01 November 16, Thursday, 10:30 AM – NOON / $30
Instructor: Teresa Kirk, ACT, KWS, SW, FWS, GCWS

For more information about this event or classes:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
 561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool     www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Explores The Magic, Mystery And Folklore Of Indigo Dyeing With Suzanne Connors With Demo And Separate Workshop Opportunity

In today’s society, modern ways of production often cultivate uniformity, speed, efficiency and mediocrity.  On Thursday, October 19, 2017  celebrated fiber artist, Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio, takes the stage in the Lighthouse ArtCenter as she discusses the Slow Cloth Movement and demonstrates Shibori dying techniques with indigo. Indigo is an ancient dye derived from the leaves of plants and surrounded by magic, mystery and folklore. Discover how the leaves “make blue” by learning about the character and chemistry of the natural indigo vat. In a reaction that startles the imagination, this color emerges as vivid chartreuse and turns to rich velvet blue before our eyes. This breath taking transformation introduces a new respect for the exquisite elements available in the natural world.  Suzanne will give a Workshop on November 18th where participants can actual dye cloth with indigo themselves! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make a reservation!

 

 

 

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469
(561) 746-3101

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Connors, from Aya Fiber Studio

Presents:

Slow Cloth Movement and Demonstration of Indigo Dying

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free to members, nonmembers $10

Enjoy the world class artwork in our current Faculty, Ceramics and 3D Exhibition, as well as delicious wines and hors d’oeuvres

3rd Thursday Events are sponsored by the generous support of the Meyer Law Firm

 

Photo courtesy of Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

The Slow Cloth movement provides a thoughtful approach to the making of textiles that connects us to our inner and outer worlds. Just as the Slow Food movement nourishes the body, the Slow Cloth Movement nourishes the soul; opting for creativity over efficiency. Slow Cloth is not about the time it takes to create textiles, but about how things are appropriately made. Slow Cloth is not a technique, it is an awareness of our creative process, and where our textiles come from. Slow Cloth is a connection to our past and our future. It is preserving cultural traditions while keeping in mind our sustainable future; It is focusing on process, quality, skill, mastery, joy, community, sustainability, contemplation, and preserving tradition all while honoring innovation and self-expression. For the Fiber Artist it is the journey, not the destination. If one seeks, recognizes, honors and develop these qualities in their work, then textiles become a source of meaning and deep satisfaction, connection and nourishment. This thoughtful approach lends itself naturally to all forms of fiber-art; weaving, knitting, sewing, embroidery, hand dyeing, quilting, printing, beadwork, or any other form of working with textiles.

 

 

In her studio Suzanne works mainly with natural indigo using traditional Shibori methods. Indigo is the true “living blue.” It is not just a color, but a sense of culture that has a mind of its own. Indigo is a challenging dye because it is not soluble in water. To be dissolved, it must undergo a chemical change called reduction. Reduction converts indigo into “white indigo” (leuco-indigo). When a submerged fabric is removed from the dyebath, the white indigo quickly combines with oxygen in the air and reverts to the insoluble, intensely colored indigo. When it first became widely available in Europe in the 16th century, European dyers and printers struggled with indigo because of this distinctive property Suzanne will be giving a demonstration on how indigo fabrics are dyed and show a few examples of traditional indigo dyed Shibori.

 

SUZANNE CONNORS DYEING WITH INDIGO WORKSHOP

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Road  Tequesta, FL 33469

(561) 748-8737

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

10 AM – 3 PM   with a break for lunch

• Workshop Cost: $125.00 members / $150 nonmembers
• Materials fee: $15.00/ person (to be paid to instructor at class time)

To register or get more information contact:

Jennifer Chaparro  561-748-8737
Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org

The complex chemistry of the indigo vat is fascinating and students will soon appreciate how rituals have grown around the making and using of a successful vat. The unique ‘attaching’ of indigo to fiber means it is particularly suited to resist methods of dyeing, such as Shibori, where portions of cloth are closed off to the dye or where the flow of dye is restricted. Different shades of blue build on the fabric after several dips, exhibiting the beautiful graded hues which are so typical of indigo.

 

SKILLS/TECHNIQUES COVERED
Students will initially learn how an indigo vat is made. A vat will be prepared in the morning and the basic chemistry explained. Natural indigo powder will be used, and the vat will be ‘reduced’ using a commercially available chemical. While the vat develops, students will be shown Shibori techniques: a folded and clamped method, and a twisted and tied technique. Students can expect to make several pillow or napkin sized samples

 

LEVEL
Beginner and intermediate

MATERIALS
• Instructor will provide (6) pieces sample materials for class but it is suggested that students also bring additional fibers
• Instructor will provide the appropriate # of indigo vats/ rinse buckets/ paper covering for tables
• Instructor will provide materials to create Shibori- wood blocks, clamps, sewing needles, rubber bands, rocks, marbles, arashi poles

 

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
• a pair of new rubber gloves
• cotton string
• a seam-picker or small pair of sharp scissors
• an old shirt or apron – and please wear old clothes
• closed-toe shoes
• (1) item of clothing you wish to “upcycle” with your new skills
• Various fabric samples in different fibers- 24” x 24” or a set of 100% cotton or linen napkins- PRE SCOURED
• PRE SCOUR ALL Fabrics before bringing to class (wash in Hot water with mild soap- boil for 20-30 minutes

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

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