Alabama Dye, Print, Fold and Stitch with Doug Baulos
Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 10am - 4pm. $175, MOST SUPPLIES PROVIDED. $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit required to hold your place.
This 2-day workshop will focus on observing and heightening awareness of textures and patterns observed in Nature and learning how to create beautiful folio books, papers, and sculptural forms. The first day will be spent exploring stitching/darning/mending, itajime, marbling, eco-printing, mordants, resists, drawn and painted marks, and creating beautiful surfaces on cotton and linen fabric and paper. (Bring lots of samples to play with!). The second day will be spent exploring a wide variety of single folio folds, combined bindings, collaged and “repaired” and reconstructed forms, and exploring sculptural possibilities with the created materials. Alternative processes to promote sustainable field inquiry in nature, touching and recording, and promoting your artistic and mediation practice will be discussed at length. We will only use Alabama materials from the workshop location to talk about dyes and biodiversity and sustainability. Doug will provide materials from the UAB Dye Garden.
Level 1: Beginner – This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced artists. Covers the basic techniques of the medium and offers individual assistance. No prior experience is required.