In this introduction to handmade paper making, participants will use their own dryer lint to create a piece of paper and an envelope. Julia will share the basic steps of paper making in a playful, experimental, accessible and sustainable way. As an antidote to digital communication, participants are encouraged to use the handmade stationary to write a letter to their future selves.
An introduction into color meditation as a practice and how it can often provide similar results to actual meditation. Lisa will guide participants through a short real time meditation and then delve into how she started a painting routine that has become a positive force in her studio and a means to learn more about color, composition and watercolor [or whatever art supply you use] as a medium. Participants will receive a blank book from SCRAP to use in class and hopefully beyond.
Join this intergenerational workshop and find out how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, and make back patches and flags that reflect ourselves, our communities, and our values using appliqué and other surface techniques.
In this workshop will learn the basics of embroidering with a hoop and declare I WAS HERE! by marking our names and a favorite saying on fabric. Embroidering woven textiles with personal text is a powerful tradition that will be appealing to anyone who has ever carved their initials in wet cement, monogrammed a backpack or maybe written their name in marker somewhere they weren’t supposed to. This workshop is ideal for grandparents, parents and kids do together.