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Shibori Scarf with Visiting Artist Margot Myers #907

This class will introduce students to the basics of binding and dyeing on silk. Students may experiment with small pieces of fabric before beginning their final project of a finished silk scarf. Students will have access to a full range of colors for their dye projects and will be encouraged to layer various shibori techniques to produce a unique and complex final wearable piece.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Margot Myers
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
January 3 & 4 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $95 ($119 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

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Please come to class with work clothes or an apron to protect your clothing.

About the Teaching Artist

Margot B. Myers makes visual work that reflects her relationship with the natural world and is influenced by the rural landscapes where she has lived and worked. She spends summers in her family-operated commercial fish camp on the Nushagak River in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. This formative experience and her curiosity about natural systems are the forces that propel the development of her aesthetic. She uses various media to create work that is characteristically delicate, fluid, vital, and elegant. In addition to making works on paper, Margot creates installations that incorporate textiles, ceramics, papers, film, and site-specific drawings on diverse materials. She earned BAs in Art and Spanish from Walla Walla College, and an MFA in Printmaking from New Mexico State University. She regularly teaches visual arts classes and workshops to students of all ages. margotbmyers.com

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Batik Drawing with Visiting Artist Margot Myers #908

Students will learn the basics of drawing with hot wax resist, hand painting dye techniques, fabric preparation, and wax removal. Students will work for three days to complete a layered drawing in a color palette of their choice on finely woven cotton fabric. Traditional techniques and tools will be introduced, however students with some experience with wax resist, dye, or drawing can use this class to further develop their skills.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Margot Myers
Day & Duration: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 3 days
January 5, 7 & 9 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $95 ($119 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $40

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 A sketchbook with some ideas for a drawing, design or pattern is optional. No pre-planning is required, but some students, especially advanced ones, may enjoy this added step in planning. Please come to class with work clothes or an apron to protect your clothing.

About the Teaching Artist

Margot B. Myers makes visual work that reflects her relationship with the natural world and is influenced by the rural landscapes where she has lived and worked. She spends summers in her family-operated commercial fish camp on the Nushagak River in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. This formative experience and her curiosity about natural systems are the forces that propel the development of her aesthetic. She uses various media to create work that is characteristically delicate, fluid, vital, and elegant. In addition to making works on paper, Margot creates installations that incorporate textiles, ceramics, papers, film, and site-specific drawings on diverse materials. She earned BAs in Art and Spanish from Walla Walla College, and an MFA in Printmaking from New Mexico State University. She regularly teaches visual arts classes and workshops to students of all ages. margotbmyers.com

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Understanding Hawaiian Kapa with Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy #925

Join us for this special opportunity to gain hands-on experience with kapa making! After learning about the historic importance and demise of Hawaiian kapa, students will make a shark tooth knife and ohe kapala stamps, beat the kapa using traditional tools and methods, make dyes, learn proper gathering methods and protocols for dye plants, and discover the different types of designs unique to Hawaiian kapa.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dalani Tanahy
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
April 25 & 26 / 9:00 am – 3:00 pmbr />
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $145 ($181 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $50

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Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Dalani Tanahy is a native of San Diego, California with maternal roots from Waikapu, Maui. A lifelong artist in many media, she was drawn to kapa making over 15 years ago and stayed with it because of its diversity and rareness. Dalani’s favorite kapa to make are the ones people will use, whether a pa‘u to wear for a wedding, a baby’s blanket, or burial kapa, she feels proudest of the kapa that is made for actual use. She is known for making soft and pliable kapa. With kapa education always being at the forefront of her work, she enjoys teaching students about the ingenuity, patience, and artistry of not only Hawaiians, but all of our ancestors who respected and worked with the ‘aina. Dalani’s work was recently featured Mohala Hou Ke Kapa / Kapa Blossoms Anew, an exhibition at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. kapahawaii.com

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