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"Botanical Printing & Dyeing"
July 21-25, 2024
 

During this workshop students learn about the history of dyeing and printing with plants; how to prepare fabric/fiber for dyeing and printing; ways to secure and alter dye color on cloth; and many ways to get patterns and images on fabric with a variety of mordants and plant materials. We begin by gathering as many of our printing and dyeing plants as possible from the surrounding area. Then we explore dyeing solid and mottled colors with botanical pigments both individually and in combination; printing plant materials onto fabrics; eco-printing and dyeing together; and using some simple shibori techniques in conjunction with eco-printing and dyeing.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Cost: $975+
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-633-7374


"Knitting II"
July 30, 2024
 

Join us for this continuance of Knitting I and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Crochet II"
July 30, 2024
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with some crochet experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into growing your skill! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Crochet for Beginners"
August 13, 2024
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Knitting for Beginners"
August 13, 2024
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Knitting II"
August 27, 2024
 

Join us for this continuance of Knitting I and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Crochet II"
August 27, 2024
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with some crochet experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into growing your skill! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Crochet for Beginners"
September 10, 2024
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Knitting for Beginners"
September 10, 2024
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Exploring Color: Screenprint Monotype"
September 14, 2024 | 11a-3p | Register by: August 20
 

This class will focus on using screenprinting to create abstract figures, objects, or landscapes as an introduction to screen printing and monotyping. Providing an opportunity to explore an infinite amount of ways to create prints though basic fundamentals of printmaking through a non-toxic process. Instructor Bio: Roberto Torres Mata is first generation artist from Huntington Beach, California, and Rockford, Illinois, currently active in Madison, Wisconsin. He explores the complexities of migration from human and animal movements by using multi-media to further understand the issues of migration at the border. His work has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roberto Torres Mata
Cost: $100 + $65 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Gallery
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Knitting II"
September 17, 2024
 

Join us for this continuance of Knitting I and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Crochet II"
September 17, 2024
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with some crochet experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into growing your skill! In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $45 cash to pay for your materials, which will all be provided by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginner Pine Needle Basket Making"
October 10, 2024
 

Join local pine needle basket maker Karen McCarthy for this exciting half-day workshop designed for beginners! Students will make their very own small pine needle basket! This is a beginners class where participants will be given a kit which includes the base of a basket that has been started around a black walnut slice and then learn the basics of coiling, including the "simple basic stitch," how to change thread, and how to shape and finish the basket. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen McCarthy
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pine Needle Basket Making"
October 26, 2024
 

Join local pine needle basket maker Karen McCarthy for this exciting half-day workshop. The focus will be individualized, so students of all levels are welcome. Students can choose to learn a variety of techniques from the basics (starting a basket, changing thread, shaping sides, finishing a basket) to more advanced techniques (adding beads or other findings, doing a variety of stitches, or sculptural work). Students who are familiar with pine needle basket making are encouraged to bring work in progress and beads or findings they would like to incorporate into a basket. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for a kit consisting of basic materials. Additional materials will be available for purchase.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen McCarthy
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pine Needle Ornament Making"
November 16, 2024
 

Join local pine needle basket maker Karen McCarthy for this exciting half-day workshop designed for beginners! Students will make their very own pine needle ornament! This is a beginners class where participants will be given a kit which includes a choice of centers (not necessarily those pictured) for their ornament with coordinating thread and then learn the basics of coiling with longleaf pine needles, including how to embellish the ornament with beads and different stitches. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen McCarthy
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pine Needle Ornament Making"
December 7, 2024
 

Join local pine needle basket maker Karen McCarthy for this exciting half-day workshop designed for beginners! Students will make their very own pine needle ornament! This is a beginners class where participants will be given a kit which includes a choice of centers (not necessarily those pictured) for their ornament with coordinating thread and then learn the basics of coiling with longleaf pine needles, including how to embellish the ornament with beads and different stitches. In addition to the registration fee, students should bring $20 cash to pay the instructor for materials, all of which she will provide for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Karen McCarthy
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Knitting & Crochet (Ages 12-18+ yrs)"
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Warm up your winter with this easy and fun class for beginners as you learn how to knit or crochet. Even if you have never picked up a piece of yarn, you can learn to create a simple blanket or scarf to either give or enjoy yourself. Pick up this creative hobby to fill your winter with warmth. Classes are offered on Saturdays.
 
Location: Bryan, Texas
Cost: $30 per class or $120/month
Sponsor: Degallery
Website, email, +1(979)704-3090


"Ink, Print, Repeat"
June 8-13, 2025
 

Explore textile pattern design using DIY acrylic inks and textile paints that will leave your fabric with a soft hand and give you exactly the colors you want. Explore a multitude of ways to create richly textured “base” fabrics by applying acrylics inks with different types of brush-strokes, sponges, altering ink and water ratios, adding salt, mono-printing, and scrunching, as well as pleating, stitching, clamping and pole wrapping fabric with a variety of shibori techniques. Learn how to successfully print with foam, rubber and wood stamps. Master screen printing with thermofax screens, then apply pattern design principles using various types of repeats to print on your textured “base” fabrics. It’ll be a blast of inspiration, innovation, information and fun.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Judy Coates Perez
Cost: $1144 + Materials fee
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-633-7374


"Jumpstart Your Creativity"
July 6-11, 2025
 

Learn the basics of good design and explore exercises to unleash your creative process. Tap into your inner artist and apply principles to the creation of art quilts. This class promises to be very exciting and fulfilling. Each day begins with a different exercise in color and composition using a 12-inch square format. These exercises can serve as inspiration for larger pieces. We will explore composition with line and shape, addressing negative space, soft and hard edges, and the abstraction of realistic inspirations. For each daily class, we will explore a different design concept. Evening critiques of your work will also be held.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Cost: $1144 + Materials fee
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-633-7374


"Fox Fabric Collage and Free Motion Embroidery"
September 14-19, 2025
 

A fun workshop for students who have experience with raw appliqué, free-motion sewing, thread painting and can work independently. Lorraine is a professional animal communicator and students will begin each day with a brief meditation to allow their heart energy to connect with the animal—this breathes life into the art, as a relationship develops and the animals begin to “speak.” No two projects will look the same as the illustration is created through this unique connection. Students will learn how to illustrate a charming fox, using fabric, thread and optional embellishments.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Lorraine Turner
Cost: $1144 + Materials fee
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-633-7374


 

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