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About the Event
A brand new class for anyone who believes in the magic at the bottom
of the garden AND anyone who declares “…but I has never painted
A brand new class for anyone who believes in the magic at the bo9om
of the garden AND anyone who declares “…but I have never painted
Over 3 days, students will use Helens favourite Dyes and Paint
techniques to create their very own “Magic Mushrooms”.
Day 1 we will trace Helens design onto calico. We will then play with her
Dye Paintng technique via demonstraion and practise and then we
launch into the messy fun. We throw in some salt and watch the magic
colours move and mix and mingle in to psychedelic patterns to create
Day 2 we continue to paint including the background and then we add a
little extra black magic with my favourite tool, The Sharpie! After some
warming up on the sewing machine we will start our Free Motion Quilting,
adding details and allowing our imagination to run wild with patterning.
Day 3 we complete the quilting and now move on to another paint
palette of delicious metallic and pearlescent colours, painting into our
quilted patterns adding another dimension to our work.
Exhausted but satisfied we collapse in a heap!
Along the way you will learn 2 very different paint types and their
associated techniques. Painting with Dye with control and Over painting
with Acrylic fabric paint.
You will learn insights into Helen’s design process and how to make your
colours POP, whilst adding impact, detail and interest! Your free-motion
quilting skills will be enhanced and expanded as you learn so many
different styles of quilting to add movement to your work, rather than
flat missionary stippling!
You will be pushing your boundaries but will emerge triumphant…and
Helen supplies all the paint and dye covered by an $8/student paint use
Helen will bring brushes to purchase and students will have opportunity
to purchase paints and dyes after the class.
- Opt 3 one off payment$240$2400$0
- Option 2 Final Payment$150$1500$0
- Option 1$120$1200$0