Acrylic inks can mimic many of the processes used for dyeing fabric, without the chemistry, batching, and excessive water needs, and the best part is the instant gratification of using fabric as soon as it’s dry. Explore a multitude of ways to create richly textured “base” fabrics by applying acrylics inks to cotton fabric with different types of brushstrokes, sponges, altering ink and water ratios, adding salt, mono-printing, and scrunching, pleating, stitching, and clamping fabric with a variety of shibori techniques.
Learn to make foam stamps, hand-carved rubber stamps; and how to successfully print with foam, rubber and wood stamps on fabric. Master screen printing with thermofax screens, then apply pattern design principles using various types of repeats to print on textured “base” fabrics. Learn the basics of color theory while mixing inks and how to avoid mud, unless that’s your thing and then Judy can teach you how to create a full spectrum of beautiful mud. Learn how to choose and combine colors when printing for maximum visual impact. Learn what additives to use to make store bought acrylic inks more fiber-friendly, and how surprisingly easy it is to make your own acrylic inks with dispersed pigments and a few simple ingredients.
As anyone who’s taken classes with Judy before knows, it’ll be a blast of inspiration, innovation and fun.
About Judy Coates Perez
Judy Coates Perez is an International award-winning mixed-media textile artist and author, who travels globally to teach painting and mixed-media techniques and lecture about her creative process and sources of inspiration. She received my BFA in graphic design from The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, but found her true passion when she began working with textiles.
One part gypsy and two parts visual alchemist, Judy travels to new places, opening up new realms of possibilities for her students by revealing endless ways to combine paint, paper and metal with fabric and the sources of inspiration we all too often overlook in our immediate worlds. You can find her work in her books; 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, and Alternatively Bound and Stitched, between the pages of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, and many other textile publications, in three instructional DVD’s published by Interweave and see her on Quilting Arts TV.
Judy’s caravan of creativity now resides in Sacramento, CA.
Learn more about Judy on her website; https://www.judycoatesperez.com/
Rates & Enrollment
Day Student Tuition: $740.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,892.00-$2,060.00* + Service Charge & Tax
*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).
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