Filtering by: April Workshops
Apr
3
to Apr 7

The Natural Dye Studio

Charllotte Kwon’s passionate study of natural dyeing techniques has led her to visit and work with traditional artisan cultures around the world. In this new expanded version of her popular workshop, she and her daughter Sophena Kwon will teach a full study of natural dyes and then take this knowledge even further with direct application and patterning techniques ...

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Apr
5
to Apr 7

The Colour Workshop

This workshop will give students a theoretical and creative grounding in working with colour. Classical theories of colour put forth by Newton, Goethe, and Itten will be introduced. The language of colour will be covered, giving a grounding in harmony, value, saturation, and hue ...

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

The Inkmaker's Pen

Making ink has much to recommend it. It may be done in small spaces. It does not require specialized equipment or expensive ingredients. The results may be quickly seen and put to use. The process has an element of alchemy about it, where mundane materials are transformed into something extraordinary. It can lead one to appreciate diverse histories, both of civilizations (for what civilization has not had writing at its centre?) and of artists and artistic movements.

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Apr
24
to Apr 28

The Nature of Colour

For dyers, this is our most talked-about workshop. Michel Garcia’s deep knowledge of dye chemistry is communicated in metaphor, humour, and wit. Students learn not only what happens with dyes but why. This year we have included an indigo component (previously a stand-alone workshop titled: The Organic Vat).

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Apr
24
to Apr 28

Pattern Drafting: Working from the Block

In architectural terms, pattern blocks are the foundation for all garment construction. In this advanced five-day workshop, students will learn how to manipulate and alter a basic set of dress blocks (bodice, skirt, and sleeve) through flat-pattern drafting techniques. Students will learn dart manipulation, sleeve variations, skirt variations, neckline and collar variations, and techniques to create style lines and add fullness.

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