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Textiles & Fiber Arts Workshops


Intro to Surface Textile Design with Adobe Illustrator

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Learn to create detailed, professionally illustrated patterns for fabric using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you draw detailed designs by hand, want to create a fabric pattern from your photos or draw freehand using Illustrator's tools, this class will teach you how to get your pattern ready for fabric.

Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to focus on Surface Textile Patterns to be printed on fabric. Techniques most useful for graphic artists & Surface Textile designers will be covered. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, add and control colors for related designs, trace and edit your design and turn it into a usable repeating pattern design for printing on yards of fabric. Learn where and how to print or license your surface textile pattern.

Bring a flash thumb drive and line drawings if desired.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

3 Thu., May 4 - 18
6 - 9 pm
Room: 317
Register by Feb. 27: $95
Register after Feb. 27: $110

 

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Alixandra Mullins
has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo Colleges.

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Screen Printing your Photographs – The Basics

Spend a weekend in the Cabrillo printmaking studio to explore the basics of photo-screen printing. This workshop introduces you to basic techniques to transform your photographs into photo-screen stencils which may be printed on fabric and paper.

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create films, and then how to expose and develop them onto a screen, followed by printing! Color ideas will be explored using acrylic inks and fabric dyes.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Sat. & Sun., March 18 & 19 CLASS CANCELLED
10 am - 2:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $210

Plus $25 materials fee paid at registration

 

Tobin Keller - see bio

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Photo-Screen Printing on Silk – Print Your Own Wearable Art!

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Learn how to screen print your own images onto beautiful silk broadcloth, charmeuse yardage, or silk scarves, using luscious liquid fabric dyes and pigment inks. We will explore the basics of stencil making and screen preparation. Learning simple pattern repeats and printing to a basic clothing pattern will be covered.

Students may bring their own garment patterns.

Mon. – Thu., March 20 - 23
6 – 9 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $275
Register after Feb. 27: $295

Plus $75 materials fee paid at registration

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Tobin Keller - see bio

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Photo-Screen Printing on Garments – T-shirts, Scarves and More!

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Create your own custom screen–printed shirts, scarves, shorts, t-shirts, or other items using your photographs! Learn how to make an easy photo-stencil, expose it, develop it and then print a single-color print on your garment. Each stencil will be unique and tailored to the garment type.  Brilliant acrylic inks and pigmented dyes are  used.

Students will be provided  information about affordable resources for purchasing plain white, size appropriate cotton garments suitable for screen printing.

Sat. & Sun., May 6  & 7
10 am - 2:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2005
Register by Feb. 27: $98
Register after Feb. 27: $110

Plus $25 materials fee paid at registration

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Tobin Keller has years of wide-ranging experience as a teacher, as a curator and, as an artist. He currently teaches in the Art Department at Cabrillo College and is the director/curator of the Cabrillo Gallery. In recent years, Tobin has found a new passion as a surface designer for wearable art who, with his partner-in-fashion Barbara Bartels, has become one of the main dynamos behind the increasingly popular FashionART Santa Cruz wearable-art show.

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Creative Textiles - Deconstruction, Reconstruction and Re-use

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Beautiful fabric or a favorite piece of clothing can be hard to part with and this workshop may be your solution! Learn techniques and design concepts for deconstructing well-loved clothing and creating a new item - that is not a piece of clothing! In the spirit of reusing and re-purposing students will take apart an old piece of clothing, separate the pieces, apply surface design techniques to some, and then piece them back together to form a new item such as a bag, a book, a soft sculpture, or some other work of art. The shape, fade lines, and seams of the pieces from old clothing provide a rich starting point for a project that includes a variety of stitching and mending techniques, and may include found items.

We will cover block carving, printing, stenciling, as well as embroidery, stitching and mending techniques. Students will look at Japanese Boro textiles, Gee's Bend Quilts, and other creative reuse items and artwork for inspiration..

Register Early! Class limited to only 15 students.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Sat. & Sun., March 18 & 19 CLASS FULL - Please see new summer dates available below!
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 1520
Register by Feb. 27:  $195
Register after Feb. 27:  $210
plus $15 materials fee
payable in class

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Sat. & Sun., July 29 & 30
10 am - 4 pm
Room: 1520
Register by June 5:  $195
Register after June 5:  $210
plus $15 materials fee
payable in class

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Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who combines books with found objects to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and has taught book arts in San Francisco, New York City and UC Santa Cruz.

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Sewing Workshop

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Come meet up with other enthusiasts for this hands-on workshop for all sewing levels, from beginners to advanced! You provide the sewing projects of choice, and we provide a creative, supportive environment, skilled guidance and a spacious area for you to create in. Weekly tips and special tutorials help you grow your sewing skills and complete individual projects. Tutorials include reading and using a pattern, sewing French seams, fitting and alterations, proper clothing construction, zippers, etc.

Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, as well as some basic sewing supplies.

Students need to bring the sewing project of choice, either in progress or to start in class.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

6 Fri., March 10 - April 14
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 1520
Register by Feb. 27: $210
Register after Feb 27: $240


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Kiki Barrett - see bio

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Garment Construction - Pants and Trousers

As part of our ongoing garment construction series this workshop focuses on pant and trouser construction. This is a fast paced class for the intermediate student looking to build on their construction skills. We will cover techniques, methods and skills such as fly zip installation, back yoke, pockets as well as using flat felled seams. Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, as well as some basic sewing supplies.

We will dive right into student’s garment construction, so students must come to class with their pattern and fabric cut out and ready for assembly.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

2 Sat., March 25 & April 1
10 am - 3 pm
Room: 1520
Register by Feb. 27: $125
Register after Feb. 27: $148

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Kiki Barrett – see bio

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Garment Construction - Pattern Making & Custom Fitted Skirts   

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Create the right skirt, with the right fit, from the right fabric! In this 3-day workshop your learn some of the basics of pattern making by creating a skirt sloper and custom fit skirt from your own measurements!  A sloper is a basic pattern without seam allowances or ease, and made specifically to fit your body.  In this class students create their own sloper, then use that to create a skirt pattern, then a muslin skirt, and finally a skirt made from the fabric of their choosing.  

Skills covered include, testing fit, basic construction, attaching a waistband and zipper installation. Our classroom is a great space to create and sew, with Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards and irons, as well as some basic sewing supplies.

Students need to bring 2-3 yards of woven fabric, thread and other important supplies.

Please follow this link to our Class Resources page for the required supplies and materials lists for our classes, as well as other important information.

Fri. – Sun., May 5 - 7
10 am - 3 pm
Room: 1520
Register by Feb. 27: $195
Register after Feb. 27: $225
plus $40 materials fee at registration

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Kiki Barrett is a local designer and sewing instructor with a passion for helping others get past the fear and frustration of sewing with a sewing machine. She has shown ready-to-wear collections locally since 2013 and looks forward to continuing to grow as a designer and seamstress.

 

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

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Are you are looking at your well-loved broken strands of pearls and beads in your jewelry box, and wondering if you can learn to repair them yourself? The answer is YES! You will learn the "lost art of hand knotting" during the first class. There are three methods of stringing that we’ll cover with a great deal of patience and humor.

The kit includes all necessary tools, beads and findings you will need to learn the methods in class, plus extra findings to repair your own broken strands of pearls & beads from home.

Additional materials will be available for purchase during class.

4 Tue., May 9 - 30
7 - 9 pm
Room: 319

Register by Feb. 27: $62
Register after Feb. 27: $72
plus $40 materials fee payable to instructor in class

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Estelle Davey teaches the lost art of hand knotting and has provided a restringing service to many local jewelers for over 20 years.


 

 



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