July 19, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hollis Chatelain
This workshop is designed to teach students how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover blending, layering, special effects and painting without bleeding, while using no resists. All of these techniques can be used to create images as complex as portraits or as simple as a line on a scarf. Each student is asked to bring two or three 18″x 20″ designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can be as simple as drawings from a coloring book because we will mainly be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will leave with a painted piece that could be worked into a vest, quilt or pillow top.
Students Are Asked To Bring:
- 2 or 3 18″ x 20″ drawings or designs (there will also be drawings on hand to choose from)
- white synthetic round brushes used normally for acrylic / watercolor painting – U.S. sizes 0, 2, 4, 8, 12 (I will have enough brushes available for sale for all the students who prefer to buy them directly from me. The brushes I sell are specific to the type of work I will be teaching).
- 4 large white plastic trash bags to put over and under your dyed pieces (please don’t bring scented or textured trash bags!)
- Sharpie black magic marker (fat one)
- Prismacolor pencils (12 or more in a variety of colors). Any type except Verithin and Water Color
- scotch tape
- 6 plastic teaspoons
- notebook and pencil for note taking
- 1 large zip lock bag
- extra sheets of drawing paper
- rubber gloves (ex: kitchen rubber gloves)
- an empty film vial with top
- paper towels