Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mixed Media: Discharging

Good morning and welcome, September! Yesterday, I kicked off the day with some bleach discharging. Have to say, I love the effects and they are so immediately gratifying! Thought I would share some of the pieces that I worked on. The backgrounds are all hand dyed pieces that I have recently created. These pieces were made for samples in my upcoming Mixed Media Art Cloth at the Dougherty Art Center. The second round of classes is starting soon and things are heating up here in Austin. If you are looking for a sampler class of what can be done with cloth, this is a wonderful starting point. The goal of the Textile program is to provide an enriching and rewarding experience for each student working with textiles. The

studio is equipped with dyes, paint and tools to make your ideas a reality. Classes are limited to six so they ensure enough space to create and quality individual instruction. You will learn to dye and paint, while focusing on a variety of embellishment techniques including stamping, stenciling, fusing, foiling, beading and stitch work. No prior experience is necessary only a desire to have fun and create. Discharging is one of the many techniques that are taught.

If you are looking for a great way to beat the heat and create art, this is a great way to start. Even better, sign up for the Surface Design class and learn to dye and screenprint some fabulous cloth that can be incorporated into wearable art, accessories or wall art. Classes begin soon. Surface Design Basics will commence September 10 through October 15 and Mixed Media Art Cloth will begin November 5 through December 3rd. Please visit http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/Dougherty/adultclasses/textiles_fall_2013.pdf to sign up and reserve your spot. These would make fabulous gifts for the holiday. To see more creations, please visit me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barb-Forrister-at-Free-Spirit-Fine-Art-Studio/109041795789639?ref=hl . Come join the fun. Hope to see you there!


Susan Lenz said...

Awesome colors and patterns! Truly luscious fabrics!

Barb Forrister said...

Thanks, Susan!