Exploring the Art of Batik with Julie Westmaas

Exploring the Art of Batik
with Julie Westmaas
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. November 5
Class Fee: $50 ($45 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Come and spend a colorful day learning the art of batik. Batik involves applying melted wax and colorful dyes to fabric. In this class you will learn how to use plain white cotton fabric, hot wax, and a rainbow of dyes to create pieces of batik fabric to use in your next creative sewing project, or use as a wall hanging! Bring a lunch. No experience necessary.

Dyeing and Discharging: Artistic Textile Coloring Techniques with Kay Brennan

Dyeing and Discharging: Artistic Textile
Coloring Techniques with Kay Brennan
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. November 2
Class Fee $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Spend the morning dying cotton fabric squares with shirbori and other tying and folding techniques. Browse a variety of other dying, overdying, discharging and painting techniques and their results while enjoying lunch. Then in the afternoon practice discharging on silk using paint and stamping methods then unveil the results of the mornings efforts. This class designed to teach fiber artists many ways of artistically applying color to create their own fine fabrics.

Lake Michigan Breezes Fabric Landscape with Dr. Susan Kruszynski

Lake Michigan Breezes Fabric Landscape with Dr. Susan Kruszynski
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. October 17
Class $65 ($60 Members)
Ages 16 – Adult Limit 15

Learn the art of collage landscaping. You will amaze yourself at how easy it is to create a
simple fabric landscape of the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Prepare to have fun! These make
great gifts too!
Supplies Provided: Fabrics; light blues, dark blues, brown and tans, greens, trees. Wonder
Under (pre-applied to all fabrics), 7” x 9” backing and lining, 8” x 10” art frame, 10½” x 12½”
blue fabric to cover art frame, Parchment paper for ironing.
Need to Bring: Sewing machine (with open toe or free motion foot, and regular foot), scissors,
rotary cutter/mat and threads – suggested list upon registration.

Kid’s Sewing Class – Poncho with Laurie Breza

Monday 3:45-5:45 p.m.

February 8

Class Fee: $30($25 Members)

Ages 9+

Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a cozy poncho.

Polar Fleece Poncho Supply List – ArtsPlace

Teen Fashion Sewing – Drawstring Backpack or Tote Bag with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Advanced/Beginner

Wednesday, July 1,  2:00-5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-18

Create a designer-style tote bag or backpack! Using
Simplicity – It’s So Easy patterns you will learn skills
such as how to pin and cut a pattern, read and follow
pattern instructions, stitch and press seams, apply
straps, trims and decorations, use the sewing machine
and serger. Students will have to purchase fabric and
notions before the first class. Sewing machines are provided.

Class size is limited to three students. Supply List.

Kid’s Sewing Class – Girl’s Skirt with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Advanced/Beginner

Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ages 9-12

Create your own clothing! Using Simplicity’s Learn to
Sew patterns, you will learn basic sewing skills while
completing your own skirt. Learn skills such as how to

read and follow pattern instructions, lay out pattern
pieces and cut fabric, sew elastic casings, stitch seams
and hems, and use the sewing machine and serger.
Students will have to purchase fabric and notions before
the first class. Sewing machines are provided.

Class size is limited to three students. Supply List.

Teen Fashion Sewing – Elastic Waist Skirt with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, June 29,  2:00-5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-18

Create your own fashion style! Skirts are easy to make
and fun to wear. Using Simplicity Learn to Sew patterns,
you will learn basic sewing skills while completing your
own skirt. Learn skills such as how to read and follow
pattern instructions, lay out patterns pieces and cut
fabric, make an elastic casing, apply trims and pockets
(optional), stitch seams and hem, use a sewing machine
and serger. Students will have to purchase fabric and
notions before the first class. Sewing machines are provided.

Class size is limited to three students. Supply List.

Kid’s Sewing Class – Pillowcase with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, June 29,  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ages 9-12

Discover how much fun sewing can be. Using
Simplicity’s Learn to Sew patterns, you will learn basic
sewing skills while completing fun and useful projects.
Learn skills such as how to pin and cut a pattern, read
and follow pattern instructions, stitch and press seams,
use a sewing machine and serger. Students will have
to purchase fabric and notions before the first class.

Sewing machines are provided. Class size is limited to

three students. Supply List.

Teen Fashion Sewing – Drawstring Backpack or Tote Bag with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Advanced/Beginner

Monday, June 22,  2:00-5:30 p.m.

Ages 13-18

Create a designer-style tote bag or backpack! Using
Simplicity – It’s So Easy patterns you will learn skills
such as how to pin and cut a pattern, read and follow
pattern instructions, stitch and press seams, apply
straps, trims and decorations, use the sewing machine
and serger. Students will have to purchase fabric and
notions before the first class. Sewing machines are provided.

Class size is limited to three students. Supply List.

Kid’s Sewing Class – Girl’s Skirt with Laurie Breza

Skill level: Advanced/Beginner

Monday, June 22,  9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ages 9-12

Create your own clothing! Using Simplicity’s Learn to
Sew patterns, you will learn basic sewing skills while
completing your own skirt. Learn skills such as how to

read and follow pattern instructions, lay out pattern
pieces and cut fabric, sew elastic casings, stitch seams
and hems, and use the sewing machine and serger.
Students will have to purchase fabric and notions before
the first class. Sewing machines are provided. Class size

is limited to three students. Supply List.