November 2nd, 2011
October 20th, 2011
March 30th, 2011
April 26th, 2010
CONTEMPORARY SURFACE DESIGN
IN WAX AND COLOR
Featuring Els van Baarle
I am thrilled to be able to offer an out of the ordinary Workshop event!
3 days creating extraordinary fabrics
June 18, 19 & 20, 2010
Join internationally acclaimed textile artist Els van Baarle on Salt Spring Island! Explore, experiment and create incredibly unique fabrics.
Els has designed this workshop specifically for Salt Spring.
Els’ home is in the Netherlands. She is a free-lance teacher and textile artist, who has had exhibitions all over the world and has been published countless times. Her works have been published in many books, magazines and catalogues. Els has won many awards, her most recent prize was in 2008 from the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Ohio USA, where she won ‘Best of Show.’
See more about Els van Baarle at www.elsvanbaarle.com
In this workshop students will use the tjanting and tjap (copper stamps) which are traditional Indonesian tools, to make contemporary, non-traditional fabric. You will practice layering wax-dye-wax-dye to achieve depth to make the fabric interesting.
Day One will be started on white pieces of fabric – mark-making with wax and brushes. The tjanting technique will be used to make lines and dots. This design is the starting point for Day Two. Both waxed fabric and plain fabric will be dyed.
On Day Two you will work with wax, the copper blocks, and other items found in the kitchen. The effects will all be different. You’ll start printing with textile paints and develop a design using stamps, and using both dyes and paints.
On Day Three you will finish your fabulous pieces, by adding a final layer of wax and dye to make a dark background, and then ironing out the wax.
The fabric will be dyed with Procion MX dyes. You’ll use acrylic paint for printing and will use soy-wax.
The overall experience of this workshop is intensely personal and encourages you to be unlimited in creating your unique fabric art from within.
This special workshop will only accommodate ten participants, so you will receive specific and individual attention and support for each of your projects.
June 18, 19 & 20, 2010
Three days: $495 (plus GST) and minimal materials fee.
All you need is an adventurous spirit and an open mind! – Ulrieke
Art You Wear
My goal is to provide the most memorable experience possible in my Workshops.
As this is a special event, it is imperative that there be a full enrollment to the Workshop in order for it to take place. Please register as soon as possible! I can supply you with a list to help you with accommodations if you need one.
Full payment must be received in order to secure your booking, on a first come first served basis. The number of students to this special Workshop is limited to ten. Visa, M/C, PayPal (Ulrieke@ulriekebenner.com) or cheque is accepted.
The venue for this Workshop will be a country setting in a delightful private cottage, as Kathy Staples has generously opened her home to us. Nature pure and inspiration galore will surround us in this tranquil garden setting.
Because of significant pre-planning and arrangements, I am unable to refund workshop fees upon cancellation, unless of course, the workshop does not take place due to insufficient registration. In that event, all fees will be completely refunded.