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Dimensional Techniques for Feltmaking dimentional felt

Explore the rich, sculptural shaping techniques of feltmaking to create lavish personally designed fabric with texture and dimension. This one-week immersion workshop allows time for instruction on technique, demonstrations and daily work time for your projects. Each day you'll explore a new technique and then build one upon the next. Students will fuse materials to silk or other "breathable" cloth and Merino wool with wet felt techniques, and will be using needle and thread, embellishments of yarn, lace, or ribbon to control lines of design. Each piece of finished felted fabric can be used as wall art or become part of a garment.

Feltmaking can be a physical process and students will be standing for extended periods of time and using the upper body to manipulate the materials.

Open to all skill levels!

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

Mon. - Thu., July 6 - 9
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3004
Register by June 8: $295
Register after June 8: $325
plus $85 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes

 

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Marilou Moschetti, has been felt making for the past 10 years. She is a textile designer and also weaves, and spins natural fibers. She has taught for San Francisco State, the Surface Design Association’s "Reinventions" Conference and presently coordinates The Felt Study Group in California. She has taught workshops for The Tin Thimble, Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, and the Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild.

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Sculptural Needle Felting

sculptural felting

You may know that felt is a non-woven textile made of wool, but have you considered its sculptural possibilities? Using simple tools you can manipulate wool to create three-dimensional, freestanding, solid felt sculptures. This class will teach you an innovative use of a humble and inexpensive material that is bound to energize your art making. This two-weekend workshop is a thorough introduction to the tools, processes, and possibilities of needle felting.

Register Early! Class limited to only 12 students.

2 Sat. & 2 Sun., Dec. 5, 6 & 12, 13
10 am - 4 pm
Room V3001
Register by Sept. 14: $280
Register after Sept. 14: $295
plus $30 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and other information about classes.

 

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Stephanie Metz is an artist whose innovative work in felted wool has garnered international attention. Her work focusing on the relationship between humans and the natural world fuses sharp wit, thoughtful observation, and flawless craftsmanship to blur the line between art and science, natural and unnatural, organic and man-made. Stephanie has taught workshops at Penland, Arrowmont, Kala Art Institute, CCA, USF and Cabrillo College.

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Pearl and Bead Stringing Made Simple

pearl stringing

Learn the lost art of hand knotting using the three methods for stringing your pearls and beads. Using basic design theory, recycle and combine to redesign beautiful new bead creations or repair broken strands.

A starter stringing kit will be provided for practicing techniques. Materials for additional projects can be purchased in class or brought from home.

COMING SOON
7 - 9 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001

Register by June 8: $64
Register after June 8: $72

Plus $32 materials fee piad upon registration

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources


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Estelle Drinkhaus-Davey - see bio below

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Pearl and Bead Re-Stringing Project Workshop

This workshop is designed to complete one stringing project of your choice. It can be a project from home you need help with, or choose from the pearls and beads available for sale during the workshop. All methods of stringing will be reviewed as needed.

Bring: Your project, all tools & findings from class (incl. work mat). Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided.

Sat., June 20
10 am - 3 pm
Room: Horticulture 5001
Register by June 8: $42
Register after June 8: $48


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Estelle Drinkhaus-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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The Sticherly Book stitcherly book

Stitching adds texture, dimension and a wonderful tactile quality to art pieces. In this workshop, students will begin by making 2-D pieces with photos, books pages, found papers, fabric and stitching. Then we'll learn one or two non-adhesive bindings with exposed sewing on the spine that can be decorated with stitching on the cover as well. We'll then start combining the decorated pages and the bindings – resulting in a one-of-kind artists' book or a small series or edition. The result is a rich personal narrative with stitcherly depth and dimension.

This workshop is for beginning students that are just starting to explore mixed media and bookmaking as well as advance students who want to learn to combine new media.

Class size is limited to 12 so register early!

All skill levels welcome.

Fri., Sat., & Sun., June 5, 6 & 7
10 am - 4 pm
Room V2008
Fee: $270
plus $20 materials fee

 

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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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Hand-Dyed and Discharge Printed Silk Yardage

Workshop participants will learn how to dye a base color on silk yardage, in preparation for discharge photo-screen printing, using a hot water exhaust acid dye process. Photo-screen print stencils, using pre-existing images made with Photoshop or by photocopy, and formatted as a transparency, are used to print discharge paste on 1-2 yard lengths of stretched silk charmeuse, broadcloth, or chiffon. Repeat and organic print patterns will be explored as will printing to a garment pattern or for a large scarf.

Register Early! Class limited to only 14 students.

Mon. - Fri., June 22 - 26
1 - 5:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2008
Register by June 8: $275
Register after June 8: $295
plus $75 materials fee

Follow this link to our Class Resources page, which includes materials lists and additional information about classes.

 

register online


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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Stencils and Stamps for Fabric Printing

 

Create original motifs for hand printing patterns or compositions on your own natural fiber fabric (cotton, linen, silk). Create and apply your own hand cut stamps and stencils to use with textile paint and  thickened dye. Design dynamic 2-part motifs and learn about the variations possible in creating repeat compositions. Students may create resolved printed artworks or yardage to be used later for sewing projects. All levels welcome!

For more information about this class follow this link: Cabrillo Class Resources

Sat. & Sun, July 25 - 26
10 am- 4 pm
Room: VAPA2008

Register by June 8: $180
Register after June 8: $195

Plus $20 materials fee paid in class


Victoria May
is an exhibiting artist who uses a wide variety of techniques and materials in her work. She has been an instructor at Cabrillo College since 2003. She has also taught workshops at Penland and the San Jose ICA. She received a Rydell Visual Arts fellowship in 2010. vicmay.com



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