John C. Campbell Folk School

Surface Design Explorations

Sharing what I know is just as important to me as learning.  A lot of the time it is the impetus behind me learning something.  So I am happy to announce that I will be teaching a 5 day workshop on the basics of Textile Surface Design and John C. Campbell Folk School from July 28-Aug 3.

What I will be teaching

Here is a brief outline of what students will learn in those 5 days.

  • Introduction to working with MX fiber reactive dye
  • Basic Color Theory
  • Basic tool making
  • Printing with textile paints

This is just the tip.  Each day will be dedicated to one area and at the end of the week the students will pull all their knowledge together to create a small art cloth piece.

Check out my class and register here:  Surface Design Explorations.

About John C. Campbell

John C. Campbell is located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, and offers year-round classes for adults in craft, art, music, and many other subjects.  Their textile and fiber classes have a fabulous reputation and I’m honored to be teaching their.

The Folk School has a long history in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains and offers the following amenities:

  • Programs & Classes
  • Craft Shop
  • Concert Series
  • Community Dances
  • History Center
  • Nature Trails

To learn more about John C. Campbell, click to go to their website.

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