Workshops

COVID: Face masks are currently optional for vaccinated participants according to state and federal guidelines. If you feel ill, or have been exposed to someone who is ill, please stay home.

PRICING: Workshop prices vary depending on the host organization’s pricing, whether or not the location has NJ or federal arts funding, and/or is a private business.

Adult Workshops

Keep your eyes peeled for future workshops! I’m available for private events. Feel free to email me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com with any questions.

Backstitch Gathering #4: Reverse, Repair- healing garments through vibrant mending (co-led with Kate Eggleston)

This session will center around reversal as a method of repairing. Textile artist Kate Eggleston invites participants to bring in their own worn or torn clothing, and then lead everyone through her practice of visible mending. Restitching over a garment’s wounds grants it fresh life- think pops of colorful thread atop garments that celebrate tended and mended scars. No sewing experience necessary. Please bring one fabric item in need of a small repair (tear, new button, etc). Sewing + fiber art skills you’ll learn: hand sewing, blending in repairs vs making them stand out, upcycling textiles. Check out the website for more information.

Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
SMUSH Gallery, 340 Summit Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
$10-20 suggested

Printmaking: Relief/Block Printing

Participants will learn how to harness the power of the sun to create gorgeous blue cyanotype prints on paper and fabric. Bring small, flat objects that have interesting silhouettes. Optional: bring your own paper and/or 100% natural fiber piece of fabric/clothing to print on. Wear studio clothes and bring $10 (cash) material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston the day of class.

Monday, February 5, 2024 at 9:30am-12:30pm
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
$36 Per Person
Registration Code: Z7141A

To Dye For: Indigo Shibori Workshop

Discover the beauty of shibori, a series of Japanese resist dye techniques, which creates unique patterns on fabric by folding, binding, and sewing. Students will produce an array of designs dyed in beautiful indigo. Please bring 10-15 small/medium pre-washed, light-colored, 100% natural fiber items (scarves, t-shirts, napkins, etc) to dye. Please also bring long cuffed rubber gloves and $10.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston, and wear clothes that can get dirty.

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 9am-1pm
Thompson Park Creative Arts Center
$50 Per Person
Registration Code: Z6741A

Printmaking: Cyanotype

Participants will learn how to harness the power of the sun to create gorgeous blue cyanotype prints on paper and fabric. Bring small, flat objects that have interesting silhouettes. Optional: bring your own paper and/or 100% natural fiber piece of fabric/clothing to print on. Wear studio clothes and bring $10 (cash) material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston the day of class.

Not currently available


Youth & Teen Workshops

Keep your eyes peeled for future workshops! I’m available for private events. Feel free to email me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com with any questions.


Virtual Workshops

Kiddie Art Projects presented by Artworks

This is a short series of pre-recorded virtual art projects, presented by Artworks Trenton. Filmed in April 2020. FREE to enjoy! (Run times: less than 10 minutes each.)
Environmental Art – create art using the outdoors as your canvas
Paper Mache – homemade paper mache
Recycled Books – create mini books using recycled materials

AIMM Virtual Summer Camp presented by the Monmouth Museum

These videos are a series of pre-recorded virtual summer camp art projects I created for the Arts Inclusion program at the Monmouth Museum. Participants were provided with kits specific to each project, but all the materials are easy to obtain if you would like to recreate these projects at home. FREE to enjoy! (Run time: each one is approximately 10-30 minutes)

Gone Fishing – create a colorful paper fish on a pole
Rene Magritte – draw and paint a surrealist inspired portait with watercolor pencils
Georgia O’Keeffe – draw and paint a Southwest inspired still life with watercolor pencils
Wayne Thiebaud – draw and color a pastry shop still life with oil pastels

Want to host a workshop?  I’m available for hire!  I cater to artists of all ages, including schools and private events.  Please contact me at katherine.p.eggleston@gmail.com.