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2301 Bull Street
Savannah, GA, 31401
United States

9122317105

Sulfur Studios provides affordable studio, exhibition and event space to Savannah's creative community.  

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Classes and Workshops

Come get inspired and try something new with these fun and engaging workshops at Sulfur Studios!

Surface Design through Printmaking
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Surface Design through Printmaking

$75.00 per person

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Participants will explore the possibilities of designing a surface through the layering of screen printing and linoleum printing.  The process of both printing options will be demonstrated for students to explore color, texture, pattern and repetition.  The materials will offer students to design a range of sizes and multiple prints.  An exciting workshop in which creators can embrace spontaneity as well as follow a plan.

Instructor Bio

Printmaking is a personal interest of Paige's because the process involves certain steps, repetition and opportunity to apply texture, a great balance of structure and freedom.  These elements of art making do cross over into her lifestyle with loving to ride bikes, swim and make white cheddar sage biscuits.  Paige grew up in Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where she earned her BS in Art Education then relocated to Washington DC for the past 20 years.  In the last five years of living in DC and teaching art, she earned her Masters in Art Education at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  As one of the four DC public school teachers to receive a full scholarship, with gratitude she continues to seek opportunities to share her experience in the studio classroom.

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Painting with Ink with Tara Garrigan
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Painting with Ink with Tara Garrigan

$65 per person

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This workshop will cover the basic techniques of drawing with ink. First, we will explore controlled drawing with pens and brushes by practicing simple mark-making. Then, we will try loose techniques with brush and water to explore the free-flowing quality of ink, working together with the medium to focus on the process rather than the end goal. We will use both to create your own unique environment. 

Class fee includes all materials.
This class meets in Sulfur Studio's 2nd floor Annex, which is stair access only.

Instructor Bio
Tara creates with the intent to mesmerize and inspire by using her vivid dreams and curiosity of the unknown. Telling an imaginative story through whimsical, vibrant art is what she loves best. She finds joy working in all mediums, but particularly enjoys ink and watercolor. After graduating from SCAD, Tara continues to work as a freelance artist in Savannah and has also had the pleasure of teaching art locally; during her time as co-owner of Scribble Art Studio and as a teacher for Loop-It-Up Savannah. She loves living in Savannah and hopes to help grow the art community here for others too.

http://www.taragarrigan.com/

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Black and White Film Developing with Bridget Conn
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Black and White Film Developing with Bridget Conn

$55.00 per student

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Learn to develop your own black and white film! In this 3-hour workshop, instructor Bridget Conn will
cover how to load film on a reel and process it, resulting in negatives that can be scanned for further
use, or printed with an enlarger. The session includes a demonstration of the entire process, and then
time for all participants to develop their film together. Workshop includes all chemicals and supplies.
Participants should arrive with a roll of D-76-based BW film already shot – participants will confirm the
compatibility of their film before the workshop takes place.

All supplies and chemical besides film will be provided.

This workshop takes place in Sulfur Studios' brand new film developing darkroom!  We will also be offering monthly memberships for area photographers, and plan to expand with printing facilities by the end of 2019.

Instructor Bio

Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. Having received a terminal degree at the age of 24, Bridget decided it best to move to Australia and pick fruit for a spell. After returning to the US, she taught Art at multiple colleges in Georgia and was an active member of the Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective focused on bringing art opportunities to under-served communities.

Bridget has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, over 20 of which have been solo. These include the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, as well as venues in Thailand, Italy, Hungary and South Korea. She has been a resident at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

In 2009, Bridget moved to Asheville, NC where she taught photography at numerous venues, in addition to working as an arts writer, designer, and independent artist.  Her association with the Phil Mechanic Studios Public Darkroom starting in 2009 blossomed into the creation of The Asheville Darkroom, a non-profit art educational facility which she founded in 2012 and served as Executive Director and primary instructor through May 2016. Bridget returned to Georgia in August 2016, where she now is an Assistant Professor of Art the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah. She teaches multiple forms photography, including experimental darkroom processes that are the basis for her current body of work.

http://www.bridgetconnartstudio.net/

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Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 1
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 1

$150.00 per person for 4 week class

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Through a series of exercises we will learn basic painting techniques as well as color theory concepts that will allow us to use more light and color in our palettes. We will be working from still lives, pictures, and intuitively in order to break the box of realistic rendering and bring a splash of vibrancy into our works of art. This class is open to all levels. 

This class meets in the 2nd floor Annex space at Sulfur Studios and is Stair access only. 

Michelle Perez graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. As a multimedia artist, she has worked on large scale community murals, picture book illustrations, tattoo illustration, and pet portrait paintings. Teaching has always been close to her heart because she loves to share her love for creativity with others. It brings her joy to see people from all walks of life finding themselves in art.

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Exploring Chemigrams with Bridget Conn
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Chemigrams with Bridget Conn

$65.00 per student

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Invented by Pierre Cordier in 1956, he claims chemigrams to be "most likely, the ultimate adventure of
gelatin silver bromide." Learn how to incorporate painting, drawing, and printmaking processes into
traditional silver gelatin darkroom paper through the camera-less chemigram process. Instructor Bridget
Conn will give an overview of how chemigrams work, demonstrate a variety of tools and methods to
explore mark-making, and give guidance on how to achieve control over value, texture, and even color.

All materials will be provided, but students may choose to bring their own expired photo paper and additional resist materials. 

This class meets in the Sulfur Studos 2nd floor Annex and is stair access only.


Instructor Bio

Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. Having received a terminal degree at the age of 24, Bridget decided it best to move to Australia and pick fruit for a spell. After returning to the US, she taught Art at multiple colleges in Georgia and was an active member of the Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective focused on bringing art opportunities to under-served communities.

Bridget has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, over 20 of which have been solo. These include the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, as well as venues in Thailand, Italy, Hungary and South Korea. She has been a resident at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

In 2009, Bridget moved to Asheville, NC where she taught photography at numerous venues, in addition to working as an arts writer, designer, and independent artist.  Her association with the Phil Mechanic Studios Public Darkroom starting in 2009 blossomed into the creation of The Asheville Darkroom, a non-profit art educational facility which she founded in 2012 and served as Executive Director and primary instructor through May 2016. Bridget returned to Georgia in August 2016, where she now is an Assistant Professor of Art the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah. She teaches multiple forms photography, including experimental darkroom processes that are the basis for her current body of work.

http://www.bridgetconnartstudio.net/

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Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 2
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 2

$150.00 per person for 4 week class

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Through a series of exercises we will learn basic painting techniques as well as color theory concepts that will allow us to use more light and color in our palettes. We will be working from still lives, pictures, and intuitively in order to break the box of realistic rendering and bring a splash of vibrancy into our works of art. This class is open to all levels. 

This class meets in the 2nd floor Annex space at Sulfur Studios and is Stair access only. 

Michelle Perez graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. As a multimedia artist, she has worked on large scale community murals, picture book illustrations, tattoo illustration, and pet portrait paintings. Teaching has always been close to her heart because she loves to share her love for creativity with others. It brings her joy to see people from all walks of life finding themselves in art.

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Natural Dyes from the Kitchen with Jennifer Moss
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Natural Dyes from the Kitchen with Jennifer Moss

$75.00 Per Person

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Learn the basics of working with natural dyes using common kitchen ingredients!  This day long workshop will cover preparation of fiber for dyeing, cooking dyes, and basic design and resist and modifying techniques.  Students will create a variety of samples of cloth and yarn, and will leave with 3 complete silk scarves.  Materials will be provided, and students may choose to bring additional fibers to throw in the pot!  No experience necessary.

This class meets in Sulfur Studios' 2nd Floor Annex space and is stair access only.  

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Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 4
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 4

$150.00 per person for 4 week class

Click Here to Register

Through a series of exercises we will learn basic painting techniques as well as color theory concepts that will allow us to use more light and color in our palettes. We will be working from still lives, pictures, and intuitively in order to break the box of realistic rendering and bring a splash of vibrancy into our works of art. This class is open to all levels. 

This class meets in the 2nd floor Annex space at Sulfur Studios and is Stair access only. 

Michelle Perez graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. As a multimedia artist, she has worked on large scale community murals, picture book illustrations, tattoo illustration, and pet portrait paintings. Teaching has always been close to her heart because she loves to share her love for creativity with others. It brings her joy to see people from all walks of life finding themselves in art.

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Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 3
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Painting Light with Oils with Michelle Perez - Class 3

$150.00 per person for 4 week class

Click Here to Register

Through a series of exercises we will learn basic painting techniques as well as color theory concepts that will allow us to use more light and color in our palettes. We will be working from still lives, pictures, and intuitively in order to break the box of realistic rendering and bring a splash of vibrancy into our works of art. This class is open to all levels. 

This class meets in the 2nd floor Annex space at Sulfur Studios and is Stair access only. 

Michelle Perez graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. As a multimedia artist, she has worked on large scale community murals, picture book illustrations, tattoo illustration, and pet portrait paintings. Teaching has always been close to her heart because she loves to share her love for creativity with others. It brings her joy to see people from all walks of life finding themselves in art.

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Eco-Dying 101 with Stella Ranae Von Schmid
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Eco-Dying 101 with Stella Ranae Von Schmid

$65.00 per student

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Savannah is a wonderful place, with a sub-tropical climate, and an excellent source of nature found right outside our doors. Many of the trees, flowers, and leaves you see every day as you walk through the city hold the great secret of natural color. In this class of eco dyeing 101, we will discuss the process briefly before we start and talk about the history of natural dyes as our cauldrons bubble, and the magic happens.

Students will learn the exciting process, start to finish, of how to take locally sourced leaves and flowers, with the use of natural dyes and pantry items to coax color and print to create a wearable textile works of art.

We will transfer the impression of our natural items onto prepared silk scarves (each student will receive two scarves) using a “bundling or wrap technique” (Rolling tightly and tied round with string) and then placing the scarves into a variety of prepared dye pots of fun natural dyes, (there will definitely be cochineal, those little bugs make a brilliant pink dye) or with no dye at all and steamed with water.

Students will leave with the confidence to continue and explore this creative art process on their own with handy take away guides of the process, and leave with your unique wearable art. Students are welcome to bring additional washed and pre-mordanted  (Alum) natural fibers after our fun to experiment any leftover dye (time and dye exhaustion permitting). Students may also bring glass jars or milk jugs if we happen to have an abundance of leftover dye to take home for further experimentation.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios 2nd floor Annex which is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

Stella Ranae has been a lover of the outdoors since she was a young girl growing up in Northeast Pa. Although she lived in a small coal mining town, she spent a lot of time on her extended families farm, where her love of nature and animals flourished at a young age.

She started by becoming a seller and avid collector of vintage and antique garments and textiles, where she has learned many processes of restoration and DIY alterations. Over time (20 years) she learned to combine the two using synthetic and natural dyes to continue in restoration and preservation of garments and textiles. The idea of eco dye came quickly with the move to Savannah, as she explored in her new environment and thought of her art in a more eco conscious manner.

She has recently visited both Ossabaw and Wassaw Islands to further her education and research on native natural indigo and hopes to be more involved with the many nature preserving local foundations. She was selected to participate in a juried show at Sulfur Studios, Textile Landscapes in Jan 2018, where her work of eco dye on silk was showcased.

She is a member of Savannah Fiber Arts Guild and resides in Savannah with her husband Pete. When not creating, you may find her involved in the many outdoor spoils of the city, where her education still continues.

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Silk Painting With Marcee Musgrove
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Silk Painting With Marcee Musgrove

$65.00 per student

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 This three hour workshop will cover the “secrets” of creating one of a kind items using luxurious silks and French dyes. We will use water, alcohol and salts to enhance the designs and then steam each one for maximum softness and color. Each student will make a suncatcher and scarf, and will walk out with an understanding of the process of silk painting to continue at home.

Registration fee includes all materials.

This class meets in the 2nd Floor Annex multipurpose space and is stair accesss only.

 Instructor Bio

I came to the decision to follow my heart and BE an artist rather than wish to be one when I was rounding the corner of my 50th Birthday.  I went to France with a group which ignited my passion for Photography while the entire trip reminded me that being an artist was going to mean serious work.  Learning the art of silk painting was next and after the first creation, I was hooked!  I belong to numerous fiber associations stimulating growth and education of fiber techniques.  I have taken master classes in Japanese Rosome', Shibori, deconstructed silk screening and too many more mini classes to list. Fiber took over my creative life for 2-1/2 years selling in numerous locations and loving the diversity in the medium. I love the science of fiber dyeing and can't wait to share some of it with you. You can find my art locally at Gallery 11 as well as Tybee Cottage Gallery along with numerous presentations locally in Savannah area.  Come make something special for yourself or as the perfect gift.

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Fabric Marbling with Ana Guraieb
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Fabric Marbling with Ana Guraieb

$65.00 per student

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This one-day intensive class is about experimenting with marbling inks on silk and paper.  Students will each create 6 marbled silk handkerchiefs to create small interesting fabric samples which they can later frame or incorporate into other materials.  Students may also bring additional fabrics or papers to experiment with. The meditative quality of this practice makes it a perfect activity to spend the weekend on.

Materials are included in the registration fee.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios Annex on the 2nd floor and is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

Ana Guraieb is a fiber artist from México City, México. She earned her B.F.A Degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana, México, and she is currently pursuing her M.F.A in Fibers at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is passionate about weaving and other textile techniques, which she uses as ways to construct and express her own life experiences.

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Paint Your Tree of Life with Joanne Morton
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Paint Your Tree of Life with Joanne Morton

$65 per student

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Everyone is an artist!

Living your life can be art especially when live from the heART!

During these 3-hour session, participants paint their tree of life that represents their goals, dreams and successes. Joanne leads the class in positive energy exercises and share some examples to inspire their inner artist. The 'tree of life' is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future.

Canvas and paints included in the registration fee.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios Annex on the 2nd floor and is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

Joanne Morton is a Positive Energy Artist.  Joanne creates art in various mediums, including abstract acrylic paintings, collage and creating positive art experiences.  She paints in an abstract style using vibrant color with mixed media textures & layers in a meditative freestyle.   Joanne has a fresh & honest approach to inspire others how to navigate feelings to be able to feel good and manifest positive energy on a daily basis. When one feels good about themselves, they find themselves healthier, more productive, and having a positive mindset to enjoy the abundance they have in their lives.

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Felted Vessels with Jennifer moss
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Felted Vessels with Jennifer moss

$75.00 per student

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Learn the basics of creating wool felt with nothing more than soap and hot water!  

This class will cover the basics of wet felting, and students will learn to design and create hollow, seamless forms around a plastic resist.  This technique can be used to make functional bags, baskets and vases, wearable art, or sculpture.  The class can easily be tailored to fit specific interests, and students will each complete a sample and a finished piece.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios Annex on the 2nd floor and is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

Jennifer is a fiber artist and sculptor based in Savannah, GA.  She exhibits around the country and has had her work published in 500 Felt Objects and Worldwide Colours of Felt. She teaches part time at Savannah College of Art and Design and is one of the founders of Sulfur Studios, where she acts as the exhibition and studio director.

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Linoleum Printmaking with Paige Byrne
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Linoleum Printmaking with Paige Byrne

$65.00 per student

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Linoleum Printmaking will cover the basics of carving Linoleum blocks for printmaking. The Linoleum material is much like an eraser so that makes for smooth carving.  A selection of linoleum cuts will be provided in sizes 3x3inch, 3inch circle, or 4x6 for participants to choose in planning their completed art piece, which could be pattern or image. The linocut is much like a stamp and can be printed on a white background or a surface designed prior to carving that is drying during the carving process.  Participants will have more than one finished art prints along with the lino cut for future printing.

Class fee includes all materials.

Instuctor Bio

Printmaking is a personal interest of Paige because the process involves certain steps, repetition and opportunity to apply texture, with a great balance of structure and freedom. These elements of art making cross over into her lifestyle with a love of bike riding, swimming and making white cheddar sage biscuits.  

Paige grew up in Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where she earned her BS in Art Education, and then relocated to Washington DC for the past 20 years.  In the last five years of living in DC and teaching art, she earned her Masters in Art Education at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  As one of the four DC public school teachers to receive a full scholarship, with gratitude she continues to seek opportunities to share her experience in the studio classroom.

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Art Journaling Basics with Casey Gainey
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Art Journaling Basics with Casey Gainey

$65.00 per student

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In this four hour class, we will explore art journaling techniques in an altered book journal. We will start by making our journals from used hardback books and various materials. Then, we will cover the basics of creating backgrounds using paints, inks, stencils, and other materials. We will explore various methods for adding layers and finishing touches. Most of the supplies will be provided, including the book for a journal.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios Annex on our second floor and is stair access only. 

Instructor Bio

Casey Gainey is a mixed media artist and instructor located in Savannah, GA. She has a passion for combining colors and words that is evident throughout her work. Her playful and curious approach to art makes learning inspiring and accessible.

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Creating Environments with Tara Garrigan
Apr
19
3:00 PM15:00

Creating Environments with Tara Garrigan

$65.00 Per student

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Creating Environments will cover the basic techniques of drawing with ink. First, we will explore controlled drawing with pens and brushes by practicing simple mark-making. Then, we will try loose techniques with brush and water to explore the free-flowing quality of ink, working together with the medium to focus on the process rather than the end goal. We will use both to create your own unique environment. 

Class fee includes all materials. This class meets in Sulfur Studio's 2nd floor Annex, which is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

Tara creates with the intent to mesmerize and inspire by using her vivid dreams and curiosity of the unknown. Telling an imaginative story through whimsical, vibrant art is what she loves best. She finds joy working in all mediums, but particularly enjoys ink and watercolor.  After graduating from SCAD, Tara continues to work as a freelance artist in Savannah and has also had the pleasure of teaching art locally; during her time as co-owner of Scribble Art Studio and as a teacher for Loop-It-Up Savannah. She loves living in Savannah and hopes to help grow the art community here for others too.

http://www.taragarrigan.com/

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Backstrap Weaving with Ana Guraieb
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Backstrap Weaving with Ana Guraieb

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$175 per student includes loom and materials

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In this workshop we will cover the most basic but complete backstrap weaving technique, which will result in a plain-weave cloth and the knowledge of weaving principles that will help in further weaving practices that the student wishes to pursue. The students will not only take home the loom and the woven sample, but a sense of heritage and spirituality that the loom evokes.

Day one will be spent creating the warp and setting up the loom, and will include a brief presentation of the history of the Mexican rebozo made in a backstrap loom and a physical demonstration on an already-set up loom.

Day two will cover a range of plain weave techniques, with individual attention to each student.

Loom and basic materials will are included in the workshop fee, and students will keep the backstrap loom to complete future projects.  Students may wish to bring additional fibers to add to their weavings.

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios 2nd floor Annex and is stair access only.  There will be a lunch break each day.

The backstrap loom technology is a masterpiece of the human kind because with only six sticks, wonderful and intricate woven cloth can be achieved, due to the complexity of the technique. In México it is not only part of the cultural richness but it is also considered an “extension of the female body”, since women weave an attire during the 9 months that preganancy lasts. Men have also contributed to the weaving tradition, taking in proudly the ethnic background that originated the backstrap loom.

Instructor bio

Ana Guraieb is a fiber artist from México City, México. She earned her B.F.A Degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Iberoamericana, México, and she is currently pursuing her M.F.A in Fibers at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is passionate about weaving and other textile techniques, which she uses as ways to construct and express her own life experiences.

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Resin Basics with Kristine Kennedy
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Resin Basics with Kristine Kennedy

In this class you will create unique, one a kind mixed media pieces of jewelry using some basic techniques with resin. You will learn to mix and pour two-part epoxy resin. We will play with adding color through using metallic pigment powders and alcohol inks and discuss other ways color can be added to resin.  We will learn about the different kinds of bezels that can be used and how to work with backless bezels.  The different viscosities of resin will be explored and you will learn how to use that in your favor. Also, items can be brought to class such as shells, gears, charms, to be suspended in resin to complete your pieces.

Alcohol ink and other colorants, various bezels, and charms will be included in the registration fee. There will be unique pieces available for an additional charge depending on the item. You are also welcome to bring pieces that you would like to discuss using resin with or to include in your pieces.

This class meets in the 2nd floor Annex space at Sulfur Studios and is stair access only.

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Collage Pendants with Casey Gainey
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Collage Pendants with Casey Gainey

$45.00 per student

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This class will focus on choosing a “guiding word” and creating a pendant and necklace to showcase it. We will cover basic jewelry techniques with an added focus on mixed media methods. Most of the supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any beads they wish to incorporate in their piece. 

This class meets in the Sulfur Studios Annex on the 2nd floor and is stair access only.

Instructor Bio

This class will focus on choosing a “guiding word” and creating a pendant and necklace to showcase it. We will cover basic jewelry techniques with an added focus on mixed media methods. Most of the supplies will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any beads they wish to incorporate in their piece. 

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