Surface Design and Dyeing on Silk
This is an in-depth dyeing class for the art cloth enthusiast. It incorporates contemporary and ancient methods of creating design on silk cloth. Methods will include direct application, marbling, shibori, low immersion, and ice dyeing.
We will explore color theory and apply it to choosing color combinations. Combining the planned project and the unpredictable results of fiber-reactive dye will produce stunning results. Each silk scarf will be unique and a work of art. The fee of $95 will cover silk scarves, bottles of silk dye, and the use of all needed supplies.
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Dates: January 16 through March 5
8 classes total
Location: Studio A, Call Street Entrance (417 E. Call St)
Instructor: Deborah Van Stratum
Fee: $125 for members, $135 for non-members
Supplies: $95 supply fee
Capacity: 8 students
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
DEBORAH VAN STRATUM
A 20-year Tallahassee resident, Deborah Van Stratum grew up in College Park, Maryland. Deborah earned her Fine-Arts degree from Montgomery College and her Bachelor of Science Cum-Laude in Human-Ecology from University of Maryland where she studied art history and art gallery management. Deborah applied her design knowledge to painting, ceramics, and textile weaving. After graduation, Deborah demonstrated hand-weaving in a log cabin at Penn-Alps Vintage Artist Museum in Western Maryland’s Appalachian Mountains. Before moving to Tallahassee, Deborah taught high school classes in Western Maryland for ten years, covering diverse such subjects as art, art-history, design, algebra, geometry and human ecology.
Deborah has been an International Decorative Artist League (IDAL) member for many years. A prodigious artist accomplished in many types of media, Deborah’s art is displayed at 1020 Gallery and was featured on WCTV television. Deborah was published several times in “Home & Design Magazine”. Deborah founded and managed Painted Inspirations LLC, a Tallahassee-based interior decorative finish business, for 20 years. Deborah’s unique decorative finishes and striking original murals grace many fine private homes and important businesses throughout the greater-Tallahassee community.
Deborah taught youth and adult fine art classes in several types of media at LeMoyne Arts for several years. Lately, Deborah has developed a passion for acrylic-pouring and is working diligently to develop her personal skills in this exciting new medium. While Deborah can often be found working in her art studio and up-to-her-elbows in acrylic paint, she can always be reached at magnoliascloset.net or at @deborahvanstratum on Instragram.