watershed sign picThe Arts Council of Princeton is pleased to offer collaborative arts education programs at The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton. For more information about The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, visit thewatershed.org.


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ADULT WORKSHOPS

WINTER 2018

Fabric Paint Intensive Workshop at the Watershed
All Levels | Ages: 15+
January 13th | 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Lian Sawires

We’ve done indigo dyeing, batik, acid dyes and fiber reactives, now let’s dive into the surprising and diverse world of fabric paints. Come explore a half dozen artistic fabric paint techniques with Master Artisan Lian Sawires in this one day workshop. Color washes, heliographing, salt techniques, scrunching, spider veins, stamping and stencils. You will use these techniques again and again on scarves, yardage, quilting fabrics and clothing, creating unique designs every time. And they work on all kinds of fabric–cottons, silk and all blends. Some techniques create texture, but many simply create beautiful patterns with a soft, dyed-feel hand. Everything is provided, including 6 cotton squares, 2 scarves, color theory, handout and more. This is a wonderful collection of techniques to add to your surface design toolbox and combine with other textile work.

35.00 material fee to instructor

Registration is exclusively through Arts Council of Princeton. Please call (609)924-8777 or visit classes at artscouncilofprinceton.org
For more information about The Watershed visit http://thewatershed.org/
Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.

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ADULT WORKSHOPS

WINTER 2018

Wildflowers & Weeds in Winter
All Levels | Ages: 14+
Saturday, Feb 3 | 11:00am-3:30pm
Instructor: Ruth Councell

As the vitality of summer flora and the colors of fall fade, leaving behind the dry skeletons of what once was, we celebrate the endless variety of structures and the fascinating shapes and textures of the weeds of winter. Join a Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed naturalist on an exploratory walking tour, followed by a drawing workshop led by Arts Council of Princeton Botanical Illustrator Ruth Councell. This exciting workshop will treat students to an illuminating look at last season’s wildflowers.

During a morning walk on the Watershed Reserve trails, the naturalist will introduce a wide variety of plants, sharing their natural history while offering identification tips. Participants will also collect specimens during the walk for later use in the studio.
After lunch (please remember to bring a sack lunch; hot beverages will be provided), the group will spend time with specimens gathered in the morning, studying and sketching them under Ruth’s guidance. Then, as time permits, students will develop a finished piece based on one or more sketches. Topics such as tonal values, light on form, composition, and techniques for achieving various textures will be covered, with ample one-on-one support offered between instructor and student.

Participants should come dressed for wintery weather on the trails.
Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. For more information about Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, visit www.thewatershed.org.

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Modern Shibori and Dyeing Workshop
All Levels | Ages: 15+
TBA | 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Lian Sawires

Ancient art form meets modern aesthetic in this Shibori hand dyeing workshop focused on blending traditional and modern techniques to synthesize a truly unique textile art.
Work with master fiber artist Lian Sawires in adapting 5 shibori resist methods to create texture and patterns, while exploring 2 unique types of dyeing. Fiber Reactive and acid dyes interact differently with fabric, allowing you to achieve interesting and complex results. Overdyeing, discharging and dye blending take you to the next level resulting in a virtually unlimited surface design palette. Beginners and advanced textile artists will both find a wealth of inspiration and creative possibility in this full day shibori intensive. Bring a lunch and your own fabrics to add to the three silk scarves we will provide. What you create will amaze you! $35.00 material fee payable directly to the instructor.
 
Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
 
Membership rate applies to current members of either organization.

Click here to read more and to register.

For more details on the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, and for directions, please visit their website.