Listed are my current workshop offerings varying in length from 3 hours to multi-day classes. Most classes are process-oriented, rather than product-oriented, to encourage experimentation with the demonstrated techniques. One day (6 hour) workshops will cover technique basics. Multi-day classes allow students time for experimentation, growth and adaptation of techniques to their personal style. Please contact me by email at Kevin@KevinWomackArt.com for current fees.
1) Floyd Quilt Guild, Floyd, VA. April 1, 2019, 10:00 am Color Theory Lecture.
2) Textile Artists of Virginia, Blacksburg, VA. April 2, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Gelli Plate Printing Workshop.
3) The Quilting Party, Blacksburg, VA. April 2, 2019, 7:00 pm Trunk Show Lecture.
4) Charlottesville Area Quilt Guild Quilt Show, Tandem Friends School, 279 Tandem Lane, Charlottesville, VA. April 6 & 7, 2019, Vendor.
5) LeTort Quilters of Carlisle, Carlisle, PA. April 15, 2019, 7:00pm Threads & Embellishments Lecture. April 16, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm Floral Tapestry Workshop.
6) Stone House Quilters, Manassas, VA. May 13-14, 2019. Trunk Show Lecture and Floral Tapestry Workshop.
7) Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2019, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH. June 3-7, 2019, Dyes & Paints Workshop (5-day). June 8-9, 2019, Playing with Fabric Paints Workshop (2-day). Click the link below for more information: http://www.qsds.com/classesbysession2019.html
8) Mid-Appalachian Quilters, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. July 12-14, 2019, Parfait Dyeing Workshop (1 day), Soy Wax Batik Workshop (1 day), Floral Tapestry Workshop (1 day). More information available soon at: http://maqonline.org/
9) Quilt National Summer Classes, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH. July 29-31, 2019, Designing the Surface Workshop (3 days). Click the link below for more information: https://dairybarn.org/quilt-national-summer-classes/
10) Stitch Party Studio, Madison, NC. Aug. 10, 2019. One Block Wonder Workshop.
11) Baltimore Heritage Quilters Guild, Baltimore, MD. Sept. 21, 2019. Floral Tapestry Workshop.
12) Haymarket Quilters Unlimited, Haymarket, VA. November 8, 2019, Color Study Workshop.
13) Stitch Party Studio, Madison, NC. Nov. 16, 2019. One Block Wonder Workshop.
1) Stone House Quilters, Manassas, VA. January 13-14, 2020. Event details TBD.
2) Star Quilters Guild, Roanoke, VA. March 2, 2020. Trunk Show Lecture.
3) Asheville Quilt Guild, Asheville, NC. March 17-18, 2020. Trunk Show Lecture and Introduction to Printing with Spoonflower Workshop.
4) Western NC Quilters Guild, Hendersonville, NC. March 19-20, 2020. Trunk Show Lecture and Color Study Workshop.
5) Buchanan Trail Quilters, Waynesboro, PA. April 13-14, 2020. Trunk Show Lecture and Floral Tapestry Workshop.
6) Art Quilt Network, Columbus, OH. April 15-18, 2020.
7) SAQA Indiana, Peace Center, Camp Jameson, Indianapolis, IN. April 20-22, 2020. Lecture and two-day Paint/Print class.
8) Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) 2020, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH. May 30 - June 7, 2020, Printing Possibilities Workshop (2 days) and Dyeing & Surface Design Independent Study (7 days).
1) Springfield Quilters Unlimited, Springfield, VA. March 16-17, 2021, Color Theory Lecture, Floral Tapestry Workshop.
Playing with Fabric Paints
Create a series of unique fabrics as you explore playful exercises in design. Start by sampling the effects of transparent fabric paints and move on to utilizing a multitude of methods to create original fabric designs. Build layers as you add daily to your technique toolbox. Emphasis will be placed on creating cohesive compositions as we cover a wide variety of topics including printing with found objects, creating your own stamps, working with silkscreens, batiking with soy wax, and more. Join in the fun as we play, experiment and explore. A utility sink/clean up area is required. Paint fees will apply. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours to multi-day.
Soy Wax Batik
Make your mark and add your own stamp to your fabrics! Using metal or silicone objects with interesting patterns and hot soy wax, you will create batik fabrics that are unique to you. Layer pattern and color with fabric paints as you work to create rich, one-of-a-kind designs! Class requires an area where spills can easily be cleaned and a utility sink. In addition, we will need several OLD ironing boards and OLD irons which we use to iron out the wax between newspapers. Wax and paint fees will apply. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours to multi-day.
Prepare to be amazed at the versatility of the silkscreen. In this fun, process-oriented workshop, explore the varied ways of applying patterns to cloth using this valuable surface design tool. My techniques stress spontaneity with an emphasis on improvisation, allowing your design spirit to soar. I provide the textile inks and demonstrate multiple methods of producing complex imagery. You supply the fabric, screens and a few tools and let your imagination run wild. Come prepared to have fun, get messy and discover the possibilities! A deep utility sink and cleanup area is required. Paint fees will apply. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours to multi-day.
Have you ever wanted to dye your own multi-colored fabrics? In this class, we will explore color interaction while learning a simple dye technique. Using fat-quarter-sized pieces of cotton, youi will have the opportunity to dye up to six yards of fabric. All dyes and chemicals are included in the kit fee, so bring your fabric and let’s play! This class is excellent for beginners who want to learn some dye basics and also great for more experienced dyers who want to study color play. A utility sink/clean up area is required. Kit fee will apply. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours
Quick and Dirty Shibori Dyeing
Students will learn my techniques for Shibori (resist) dyeing including twisting, folding, clamping and pole wrapping. We will require an area that we can get dirty, a utility sink, several 5-gallon buckets and washers/dryers. This class can be expanded into a two (or more) day class where more techniques and t-shirt dyeing will be explored. Dye/chemical fees will apply. Beginner to Advanced (some dye experience helpful, but not required). 6 hours to multi-day.
Depths of Dyeing
In general, most of us focus on producing medium-valued fabric when dyeing. Have you ever thought about dyeing very light or very dark fabrics? Using my Exhaustive Dyeing techniques (which does not mean exhausting!) and procion MX dyes, we will conduct color experiments in immersion dyeing. These experiments will produce yardage in a range of values of dyed fabrics no matter the value you choose to start with: from Luscious Lights, Marvelous Mediums or Decadent Darks. We will also explore some color mixing to produce our own unique colors. This class is more effective as a two (or more) day class. Dye/chemical fees will apply. Beginner to Advanced (some dye experience helpful but not required. 12 hours
Adventures in Gelatin Plate Printing
In this fun, process-oriented workshop, we will explore ways of patterning on cloth using gelatin and/or a Gelli Plate. Students will play with found objects and paint to produce complex textural imagery. With use, the gelatin will break down, producing even more wonderful texture in the prints. I will provide the paint and show you different ways to produce prints with my tools. You supply the fabric and let your imagination run wild. Come prepared to have fun, get messy and be seduced by the silky smooth surface of a gelatin plate! A kit fee will apply. A utility sink/ clean up area is required. 3 hours or 6 hours
Learn to create a small wall hanging (approx. 18"x28") of a large, lush bouquet of flowers and leaves arranged in a vase. By pre-cutting flowers and leaves before class, most of the hard work is done. The applique and quilting will be completed in one step, and you will leave class with a mostly-finished piece ready to bind. We will relax and have fun, allowing you to explore your creativity in a low-stress environment. There are no "rights" or "wrongs" or precision sewing. The possibilities are endless and your bouquet will reflect your own unique style! Free-motion stitching experience is beneficial. Knowledge of how to set up your machine for free-motion stitching is essential. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours
Are you ready for freehand cutting and gently curved piecing? Students will explore creating a balanced design and unit construction using the rotary cutter without rulers. A design wall is a must for this class. Class works best as a multi-day class, with a two day minimum. Intermediate to advanced. 12 hours
Introduction to Printing with Spoonflower
In this introductory class, students will explore the website www.spoonflower.com. Spoonflower is a digital printing company that prints photographs onto fabric. There will be in-depth demonstrations of how to upload your photos and the many options for editing using the Spoonflower site. Students will enjoy a lot of play time to manipulate their images for possible printing at a later date. Due to the fact that there is currently no mobile app for Spoonflower, students will need to use a laptop computer in class. No tablets or ipads. Requires A/V projector and screen. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours
Using scraps of various tone-on-tone fabrics the students bring in and share, we will assemble 9 star blocks according to different color theories. This will most likely be a no sewing class, so students can focus on learning the theories and concentrate on working with color. Students will pin their fabric combinations to flannel and then assemble blocks at home. A kit of fabrics will be required. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours
Mix & Match
Students will draw their own wonky concentric circle templates and use fusible web and programmed machine stitches (e.g. zig-zag) to create this Op-Art style quilt. Beginner to Advanced. 6 hours
Beginning Machine Quilting – Students will explore straight lines, curves and echo quilting while learning to quilt with a walking foot. Beginner to Intermediate. 3 hours
Beginning Free Motion Machine Quilting – Students will learn and practice a variety of free motion patterns. Beginner to Intermediate. 3 hours
Quilting the Quilt – Students will bring in a quilt top (lap-sized or smaller), batting and backing that we will assemble (spray baste) and machine quilt (or get a good start) in class. This class is designed to give machine quilting beginners a real world example of the process I follow when machine quilting. Outside space is required for spray basting – no exceptions! Beginner to Intermediate. 6 hours