Oil Painting Experience

4 Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Are you new to Oil Painting or just a bit rusty? This class is for you. We will learn about oil paint, it’s associated mediums and tools. We will discuss how to prep a canvas or other paint surface and why. Included in the class are lessons in color mixing, glazing and texture. Participants will paint in each session.

Class will be held at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W POmfret St, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Saturday October 21, "Avocado Dyeing"

Explore the wonderful world of naturally dyeing.  We will be using avocado pits to dye a large cotton gauze scarf a soft pink.  Learn about how to mordant, prepare the dye and care for your naturally dyed textile. While our textiles are dyeing you will have a choice of creating a small weaving or learning to arm knit.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Will be held ar the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W. Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA 17013

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"FInger Painting for All",  Wednesday, November 15  

Need a little stress reduction as you prepare for the holidays. Relax and let your inner child play with finger painting! Traditional finger paint and acrylic paint will be used to create abstract and realistic style works. Latex gloves will be provided. Come, have fun and please wear old clothes!

Class will be held at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA.

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Saturday December 9 at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and           Saturday December 16 at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center

“Indigo Dyed Gifts for the Holidays!”

It’s fast, it’s magical and it’s everyone’s favorite blue. Come explore various resist methods while creating some great gifts. We will be using a synthetic indigo vat to dye 2 pairs of bamboo socks and a cotton knit infinity (circle) Scarf.  Additional pairs of socks($4.00 each) and scarves($7.50 each) will be available for purchase if you want to make more gifts.

9:30 to Noon, although you will finish sooner if not doing additional gifts

**Will be held at Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA**

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Click here to register for the class at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA


Previous Classes Taught:

  • Indigo Dyeing
  • Dyeing with Fiber Reactive Dyes
  • Textile Printing with Craft Foam
  • Oil Painting Experience
  • Art with Unconventional Materials
  • Simple Batik
  • Shibori
  • Marbling on fabric
  • Create a Sketchbook
  • Finger Painting for Adults
  • Basic Drawing
  • Color Theory