COVID: Due to the current health situation, all participants are required to wear masks (covering their nose and mouth) during in-person workshops. A face shield on its own or a tied bandana are not sufficient. The participants and instructor will do their best to maintain social distancing during the workshops. 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.
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.
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:00am-1:00pm (Registration Code: ZBT14A)
- Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 9:00am-1:00pm (Registration Code: ZBS14A)
Advanced Indigo Shibori: Stitch Resist
Create unique Japanese inspired designs using only a needle and thread! Participants will hand stitch and hand dye fabric in beautiful indigo using the Japanese technique of nui shibori (stitch resist). All levels welcome – previous sewing experience not required. All materials are included. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, bring a pair of long cuffed rubber gloves, and bring a $10.00 material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston.
- Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9:00am-1:00pm (Registration Code: ZBU14A)
Printmaking: Relief/Block Printing
Participants will learn how to carve designs into soft rubber blocks, techniques for printing without a press, and create an edition of original prints. All levels welcome! All materials are included. Please bring some drawings/photos for inspiration, and wear studio clothes. A $10.00 (cash) material fee is payable to instructor Kate Eggleston the day of class.
- Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00pm-9:00pm (Registration Code: ZBX14A)
Printmaking: Textile Design
Participants will learn techniques for printing on fabric using rubber blocks they will carve in class. All levels welcome! All materials included. Please bring images for inspiration, wear studio clothes, and bring $10.00 (cash) material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston the day of class.
- Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:00pm-9:00pm (Registration Code: ZBQ14A)
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.
- Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 9:00am-12:00pm (Registration Code: ZBV14A)
Printmaking: Kitchen Lithography
Participants will learn how to print lithographic images on paper using common household items and create a small edition of original prints. All levels welcome! All materials included. Please bring images for inspiration, bring kitchen gloves, wear studio clothes, and bring $10.00 (cash) material fee payable to instructor Kate Eggleston the day of class.
- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:00pm-9:00pm (Registration Code: ZBY14A)
Youth & Teen Workshops
Keep your eyes peeled for future workshops! I have private workshops available for sale on my Shop page. I’m also available for private parties, etc. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
DYE LIVE! Videos presented by Artworks
DYE LIVE! presented by Artworks Trenton is a six-part series on how to dye using what you have at home. Filmed in April 2020. Each episode was filmed on Facebook Live. FREE to enjoy! (Run times: about 30 minutes each.)
Episode 1 – cold soaking and ice dyeing
Episode 2 – dyeing with plants and food
Episode 3 – rust dyeing
Episode 4 – homemade mordants
Episode 5 – shibori with homemade dyes
Episode 6 – how to use all the dye swatches
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