The Ned Harris
Education Studio

Enjoy a diverse lineup of workshops with professional artists!

Workshops are held in Building #24G, 2nd floor. Building #24 is the long building that runs along Railroad Avenue – on your right when you come into the complex from Railroad Avenue. There is a ramp in the back of the building with an elevator just inside the glass door on the left. Studio G will be on your left on the 2nd floor.


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Natural Dyeing 101  
Sat., Oct. 26th 1-4pm
Cost: $60 + $15 Materials Fee
Faculty: Jamie Kimak


In this 3 hour intensive workshop, we will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials to extract color. This workshop will explore a variety of natural dyes and pigments including natural dye sources that come from plants, berries and household vegetables. In addition we will discuss what mordants are, how to use them to fix color to fabrics and how they can also influence and alter the color of natural dyes.

Students will be given handouts on different types of natural dyes that provides info on what colors they produce and will create their very own color sample library of the different natural dyes used in the workshop to then take home for future reference.

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Intro to Batik Resist Dyeing
Thurs., Oct. 17th, 6-8pm
Cost: $40 + $10 Materials fee
Faculty: Jamie Kimak

Learn about the art of batik, a traditional Indian wax resist method of dyeing with natural indigo. In this course you will get hands-on experience using different ways of creating batik resists with traditional tjantings, brushes and stamps. Students will get to dye your unique piece of fabric in the class indigo vat. 

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Painting with Natural Dyes
Choose your Date:
Sat., Oct. 19th Noon - 4pm
Sat., Nov. 9th Noon - 4pm
Cost: $80 + $15 Materials Fee
Faculty: Jamie Kimak

In this 4 hour workshop intensive, students will learn the basics of dyeing fabric using natural materials to extract color and create sample color swatches and hand painted designs. This workshop will explore how to make all natural textile paints with natural dyes and pigments including natural dye sources from different plants. In addition we will discuss what mordents are, how to use them to fix color to fabrics and how they can also influence and alter the color of natural dyes.

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Photography and Protest 3-Part Workshop
The Art of Photographing People and Demonstrations In Honor of Ned Harris
Sat., Oct. 19th 7-9pm
Sat., Oct. 26th 7-9pm
Sun., Nov. 17th 11am - 1:30pm
Cost: $75
Faculty: Migdalia Valdes

In this class, we will review a fascinating history of photography that is in line with protest and the camera as witness. We will discuss history, concepts, approaches, and the need to photographically respect others.

Schedule:
Saturday October 19th, 7-9pm: Presentation on the intertwined history of Photography and Protest/Demonstration with examples of powerful images and discussion of creating such imagery.

Saturday, October 26, 7-9pm: Student presentation of Protest/Demonstration projects or ideas with the goal of a 3rd class presentation of these projects and some hopefully constructive criticism.

Sunday, November 17th: Class reconvenes for review.

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3-D Flower Workshop
Wed., October 30th 1-4pm
Cost: $50
Faculty: Kathleen Davies

Class Description: You will learn how to make at least five different three-dimensional fabric flowers from cotton fabric, lace, eyelet, ribbon and bias tape.  The flowers can be used on a blouse, a hat, a quilt block, a purse, a notecard, or anything else you can imagine!

 Supply List: fabric scissors, sewing needle, straight pins, sewing thread, a small bag for fabric and thread clippings, travel iron and little ironing board if you have one (we’ll share), and calculator

Bring what you have from the following list.  If you don’t have any of it, don’t worry: I’ll bring some of everything!
Small pieces of cotton fabric (we’ll be cutting 3”, 4” or 5” circles)
Lace and eyelet and fabric ribbon no more than 1 1/4” wide, at least 10” long
Buttons and beads for flower centers (buttons with holes in them and buttons with shanks)
Embroidery floss
Narrow bias tape, preferably double folded

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“Autumn Leaves” - fall decorations
Tues., Nov. 19th, 2-4 PM
Cost: $40 registration, $2 supply fee
Faculty: Kathleen Davies, retired teacher and award-winning quilter.

Class Description: You will learn how to make several different leaves (only one variety shown) from felt and jute. The leaves can be used for autumn table decorations, on a wreath or note card. Use your imagination!

Supply List: fabric scissors, large eye needle, straight pins, a small bag for fabric and thread clippings Bring felt if you have some. Everything else will be covered by the supply fee.

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Velvet Scarf Design: Hand dyeing & Devore- Burnout
Choose Your Date:
Sat., Nov. 30th - noon - 4pm
Sat., Dec. 7th - noon - 4pm
Sun., Dec. 15th - noon - 4pm
Cost: $80 + $15 Materials Fee
Faculty: Jamie Kimak

This workshop will explore the process of hand dying velvet fabrics and then applying Devore-Burnout techniques to create beautifully unique designs. Burnout techniques fabrics are thought to have originated in France, possibly as a cheap alternative to lace. The technique was popularized in the 1920s – typically used on evening gowns and shawls and continues to be considered high-end fabric in the apparel industry because of the beautiful effect it displays.

Students will be able to apply their own designs with technique and create their own velvet devore scarf.

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The Ned Harris Education Studio is generously supported by
TAYLOR and the Ned Harris Family.
Ned Harris (1925 - 2016)
A great photographer, artist, curator and beloved friend.


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Ned Harris (1925 - 2016)
A great photographer, artist, curator and beloved friend.