I’m putting together a series of workshops that I’ll be teaching in my studio starting this Fall. It’s a surprising amount of work: planning the classes, writing descriptions and supply lists, scheduling dates, and updating the website for on-line registration. Then there’s getting the word out to potential students. It seems the teaching is going to be the easy part!
I’m really excited about the program, though, and the idea of teaching and forming a community of dyers and other surface designers. I’m looking at it right now as a two- to three-year plan. In the next six months I’ll offer a series of workshops covering surface design fundamentals. Next year I’ll offer more advanced techniques. Ultimately, I’d like to work with a group of committed students on building their practice as artists, to whom I’d also offer mentoring through one-on-one meetings.
In the next six months I’m planning on teaching (drum roll, please):
Dyeing for Quilters (and Other People Who Love Fabric)
Telling Your Story with Silk: Making Silk Batik Banners
Surface Tension: Complex Results Using Low-Tech Resists
The Printed Surface: Mark Making Using Thickened Dyes
That’s my dream, anyway. First things first, plans and website.
Look for the registration to go live in a few weeks. Also, let me know if you’re interested in getting more information, or know others who would be interested.