Weaving, Felting & Crystallizing Workshops with Julia Barbee
Three One-Day Workshops: RSVP for 1 or all 3
Tues Aug 23 10am – 2pm
weaving with found material on a handmade loom when you’re broke
bring any found materials you collect on a morning walk on the beach, or down your own street, any string, twine, whatever you’d like to incorporate, and we may go for a walk collecting objects as well. plastic bags, old hair extensions, the sky’s the limit! we will construct a loom from recycled materials, warp it, and weave away!
Wed Aug 24 10am – 2pm
felting over found materials, armatures and reconstituting trash
armatures are models made of wood, metal, ceramic, plastic, anything that can withstand water and friction. found objects will be put together into any number of shapes, something small enough to be turned in your hands is preferable starting out. layers of wool roving are wrapped around, soapy water and friction is applied for hours of felting and fulling resulting in a felt-covered piece.
Bring $7 material fee paid directly to instructor.
Thurs Aug 25 10am – 2pm
crystallizing found materials, a way to bring wonder to the mundane
found objects transformed by wrapping, sewing, weaving, felting whatever treatment you chose, then submerged in a crystallizing solution to be further enchanted.
Bring $5 material fee paid directly to instructor.
Julia Barbee is a Portland-based artist who uses autobiographical experience as a catalyst for her ephemera, film, social media, performance and installation work. She has been included in exhibitions in New York, Tacoma, Los Angeles, and Portland.
Cost $75 for all three days or $30 each day paid to the Sou’wester. Felting class bring additional $7 material fee paid directly to instructor. Crystallizing class bring additional $5 material fee paid directly to the instructor. Workshop for students age12+ with parent. Beginners welcome. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided. Max # of students:12
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 360 – 642 – 254