Classes

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Our classes are for small groups in our studio.  Classes are for all ages (children must be supervised by a parent).

COLD PROCESSED SOAP MAKING CLASS WILL BE OFFERED:

Saturday, Feb 18th from 10am to 2pm   – Cold Processed Soap Making Introduction – This will be an introduction to cold processed method of soap making.  During the class you will learn the basics of what equipment is needed, and you will follow a recipe that makes a 2 pound batch of soap.  All supplies will be included.  There are a variety of essential oils to choose from – please be advised what essential oil you might be interested in.  Please dress in older clothing, and bring an old apron or work smock that you would not mind getting oil on. The total cost for this class is $40.00 and includes all supplies, as well as lunch.  Payment can be made in advance by credit card, or at the door when you arrive for the class.  Because of space, this class is limited to 6 students.

Our studio is located at 2570 Superior Ave #605; Cleveland, which is at the corner of  Interstate 90 and Superior Ave.  The building is known as the Artcraft Building.

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If you wish to take the class, but this date does not work for you please email Steve, or fill out the form, and choose the option that the date doesn’t work.

Please send any questions by email to Stephen Bloom – All email will be responded to within 24 hours.

 

SILK PAINTING CLASSES OFFERED:

  • class1Saturday, Feb 11, 2017  10a-2p</strong>  <strong>Paint a Silk Scarf  – This is french resist painting – a design is applied to white silk with a substance
    called gutta.  When gutta dries it acts like a barrier, allowing you to paint and not have the colors bleed over each other.      We will transfer a pattern onto the silk using gutta resist, then stretch the silk on a frame and paint it.  Patterns are available or you can bring your drawing (size is 11″x60″).  Drawings should be like a coloring book, with simple detail.  I will provide the piece of silk prepared for painting, table space for working on the transfer, the frame to stretch the silk onto, and all of the paint, brushes, gutta, etc.  The cost for this class is $75 and covers all supplies and lunch.

 

  • hearthoopSaturday, Feb 18, 2017 10-1p  Paint A Silk Hoop Suncatcher – Also utilizing the french resist method, we will draw a simple design on a piece of silk that is stretched and applied to a 6″ diameter hoop.  Shown at right is an example that was done for a valentine class last year.  I have a varied selection of drawings to trace, or you can get inspired and bring your own drawing.    We will first draw, or transfer the design to the silk using gutta resist.  Gutta is available in several colors (black, copper, silver, gold)  When dry, we will paint the silk just as we would paint a scarf.  The silk on hoops, paint, brushes and all supplies are included.  I will also have refreshments.  The cost is $25.00

 

  • shiboriSaturday,March 4th, 10a-2p  Shibori Silk Painting Scarf –  Shibori is a word that covers a number of different methods for “bound resist”.  Instead of drawing a design to paint, we will be binding the silk in 1 of 3 different patterns to create your own stylized scarf.  The class begins with 1 white piece of silk, dental floss, and our imagination.  I will offer three different patterns, all easy and simple folding, then binding the silk.  The actual process of binding the silk takes longer than applying the dye.   When the silk is fully dyed/painted we will remove the bindings, press the silk, and apply accents of resist as needed.  An example of this process is displayed in the photo at the left.  The class includes the silk, all supplies, and lunch and is $75.00

 

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