Mark your calendars and send in your class deposit! regards Deb
PIGMENTS – GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY! This fast paced program will cover how to produce your own pigments for use on natural fibers, along with several methods for application. The morning will be spent in lecture format as we cover how to make pigments from the dirt under your feet, as well as from vegetable and insect dyes. We'll delve into rice paste resist, clamp resist, stamping, and shibori. An abundance of samples will be presented to fire up your imagination. The afternoon will be spent in hands-on activities. As time allows, this will include dyeing paste resisted silk and working with clamp-dye techniques and direct painting. Participants will take home a DVD of all the information covered in class, including action video clips.
Deb McClintock, in partnership with Gretchen Sanders Blanco County Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences Texas AgriLife Extension Service will bring John Marshall to Johnson City, Texas to the Blanco County Fairground Exhibit Hall on Monday, March 22, 2010 for a one day introduction workshop on surface embellishment with Pigments – Getting Down and Dirty. Total class cost is $125 for the 10am – 5pm class.
John Marshall has spent the past forty years researching and working with natural pigments through traditional Japanese techniques. His work is shown internationally, including solo exhibits sponsored by Kodansha, the Embassy of Japan, and the US State Department. John loves to share his passion for color and Japanese aesthetics.
For additional information please see John’s web page and browse the depth of knowledge. Pay special attention to pigments as this is what we will focus on for the day!
To sign up for this class please submit your class fee of $50.00 to Deb McClintock at PO Box 1901, Johnson City, Texas 78636. Please include your address, phone and email to receive additional class information. An additional material fee of $75 will be paid directly to John Marshall the day of class. After Feb 15th, 2010 refunds will only be made if class costs can be covered. For additional questions please contact Deb McClintock at 512-565-2071 or email at[email protected]