Design

Wild Color
Mondays, April 2–May 21 (8 classes*)
*No Class May 28
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Roots, berries, bark, and leaves contain a rainbow of colors we can use to dye fabric and yarn. In this class, we will visit the nearby Drew Mathieson greenhouses as well as local parks and gardens to learn about plants that create natural dyes. In the studio, we will dye cloth and yarn using various techniques with the natural dyes we collect.

Sewing and Stuff
Tuesdays, April 3–May 29 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Come see how to become a sewing wizard and bring life to your very own stuffed creatures. Learn how to sew by hand and with a machine in order to create all sorts of fantastical stuffed odds and ends. Make big fluffy pillows, or insane stuffed animals that would make your 10-year-old self green with envy. Add depth and detail to your creation with embroidery, applique, and light soft sculpting techniques. The only limit to what you can make is your own imagination, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Artist Books
Wednesdays, April 4 –May 30 (8 classes*)
*No class May 2
Teaching Artist: Ceci Ebitz
Open To: All Experience Levels
Kick that Kindle to the curb and discover the art of book-making. In this class, you will make a handmade journal or sketchbook. Then using traditional binding techniques, collage, marbling, and painting you will create a one-of-a-kind work of art in the form of a book. Writers and illustrators welcome!

Paint it Big
Thursdays, April 5 –May 31 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Ben Pyles
Open To: All Experience Levels
Do you enjoy painting? Want to take your work to the next level? In this class we’re going to be pushing the scale up to 11 and create some huge paintings. Learn the basics of painting such as mixing colors, dry brushing, blending, and pallet knife techniques. Not only will you be able to hone your skills and get to create an amazing, large-scale painting, but students will also come together to work collaboratively on an absolutely massive mural that will be on display in the Design Studio for future generations to see how rad your work is.