EcoDye Pop-up at ACNC

Join our resident paper expert Deb Eck for an introduction to creating botanical contact prints and eco-dyeing on paper and fabric. Deb has been using natural materials and traditional dyeing techniques in her work with paper for many years, and has had the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best teachers.

We will be working in the backyard at Audubon, and walking the property to collect materials to work with. Come prepared to be outside. We’ll start off with a walk, get our dye pots started, then chat over lunch about techniques and tricks. The day will wrap up with the magic of unbundling our work, and seeing the beauty of nature captured on fabric and paper.

This is an introductory class suitable for beginners.

Paper making with plants pop-up at ACNC

 

Join us outdoors at Audubon and learn how to make paper from plants. We will be working with fibers you can harvest from your garden, along with fibers from invasive species, paired with more traditional paper making fibers like abaca and cotton to make sheets of handmade paper.

We will start the afternoon with a walk to identify and collect suitable plant materials, then we will process the fibers and make lots of paper. We will press and stack our sheets ready for drying. Students will have the option to take their paper home damp and dry it themselves, or pick up their dry sheets at a later date.

Students should come suitably dressed and prepared to walk around the property, and to process the fibers, which can be both hard work, and get a little messy. Making sheets of paper can be wet work, you may want to bring rain boots or water shoes or other foot wear that can get wet, and a plastic apron.

This class is suitable for beginners.

The ticket price of $50 includes all the use of all tools, materials, and tuition, which will be split evenly between to benefit both Pearl City Clay House and Audubon Community Nature Center.

Class size is very limited. Book your tickets here.

Bibliomaniacs

A virtual meet up for book binders, paper lovers and mixed media artists.

If you love making books, experimenting with paper structures, or messing about with mixed media, this is the group for you! A place to share what you are working on, and pick the brains of other artists and crafters. Meet other artists and crafters, and share your love for all things papery! Deb Eck, our resident paper guru, will be on hand to lend her experience and play along.

BOOK YOUR SPOT!

DIY paper marbling

Join new guest instructor Lyn Harris for this family-friendly workshop. Sign up for a spot, round up the kids or grandkids and get ready for some good clean fun! This marbling technique uses easy to find materials to produce beautiful decorative papers. Sign up and we will send you a list of supplies.

Journal Junkies Group

Do you have an art journal itch you’d like to scratch? Do you enjoy collage, mixed media, or experimenting with all things paper? Are you a bullet journal user or an avid scrapbook maven?

Then join fellow journal junkies on the third Thursday of the month as we play together, and share resources, tips and tricks with each other. Set aside a special time for yourself and join a community of makers with similar interests.

Quilled Easter Egg & Card

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Join Guest Instructor Michele Starwalt-Woods as she guides us on a three dimensional quilling adventure to make this keepsake Easter egg. If time allows we will also make an Easter card.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT  you can purchase yours in the shop here. Order by Feb 28th and you can even choose what colors are in your kit!

 

make an art journal workshop

Art journals are a great place to experiment – with color, composition, line, form, text, or that new set of paints you just bought and are afraid to try. They are a place to overcome the fear of messing things up, or getting started, or the blank page. They are a place to PLAY, and GROW your creativity, with only the rules you choose to put in place. They can be cheap and cheerful or expensively polished, whatever suits YOU!

Interested in learning if they might be a way for you to loosen up and get creative in 2021? Then join resident paper artist Deb Eck, and learn how to construct several different simple styles of art journals. We will explore both repurposing, and simple book binding techniques to create a range of journal types. Then we will take a quick look at ways you can start to play in them!

Perfect for absolute beginners – no experience needed!

We will send you a list of materials to gather before the class.

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!