CREATIVE FLOOR CLOTH: ART YOU CAN WALK ON
Monday and Tuesday | August 26 and 27 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Member: $117 | Non-member: $130, plus $10 fee to instructor for glazes.
4 min / 8 max
Registration deadline: Monday, August 19
Note: Class will be held on Grindstone Island at the summer home of Caroline Larson, the granddaughter of TIAC’s original founder, Emily Post. Transportation to and from Grindstone will be provided each day. Please assemble at the town dock across from the Scoop ice cream shop at 9:15am. Please also bring a lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen or a hat – whatever you’ll need to spend the day on the island.
Area canvas rugs, today known as floorcloth, had their start in 18th century England and were initially used by the wealthy. Eventually the development of linoleum eliminated the interest in these rugs, but in the past few decades, the desire to decorate homes in a more personal way has stimulated their popularity. Now do-it-yourself decorators still use floorcloths as a customizable alternative to rugs. In this workshop, we’ll experiment with a wonderful palette of color, from strong sun brilliants, to soft summer hues. Using a few simple techniques, you’ll learn to design your own stencil for animal footprints, tribal motifs, fish, and birds to name a few. You’ll also learn about patterns and textures, as well as how to paint cascading flowers, make real leaf prints, rag roses, dots and stripes.
Students: A supply sheet will be provided to students upon registration. A good source to purchase your floor cloth is www.dickblick.com. Look for a 12 oz., primed, medium-smooth texture in the size, width, and length you want your floor cloth to be. If you get it primed, this will save you the time of priming it before class, but if you’d prefer to prime it yourself they have unprimed available.
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