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Gualala Arts Workshop
Dyeing and Screen Printing Art Cloth

Instructor: Joy-Lily

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Sunday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dyeing and Screen Printing Art Cloth Register by: October 5
Tuition: $160 members; $175 non-members
Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor
Materials List: Natural fiber fabrics, plain or white neutrals, some black, silk, cotton, hemp, rayon, linen etc.
Students: minimum 4; maximum 12

Create your own "designer fabrics" for quilting, sewing or décor. On Saturday we'll dye-paint natural fiber fabrics like cotton and silk using colorfast dyes. On Sunday we'll create small Thermofax screens and print designs onto our colored fabrics with non-toxic inks. Learn dye mixing, color blending, patterning, screen printing techniques.

Dyeing and Screen Printing Art Cloth Joy-Lily's work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Portland Oregon, Hannover Germany and Beijing China. For 11 years she was artist-in-residence, through the California Arts Council, at 30th Street Senior Center in San Francisco, working with elders in textile media.

She says, "I believe that we are all born artists. A lot of people had their natural creativity stifled at an early age. Through teaching I encourage adults to experience the joy of fashioning original and meaningful products with their hands. My teaching style is collaborative and playful. I offer projects and techniques that are goof-proof to assist students in creating work they will love, on the very first try."

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