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Maker Series

Arlington Center for the Arts is delighted to introduce its new Maker Series.  Each workshop is designed to introduce participants to a new medium, process or skill.  Whether it's textile art, wood working, jewelry making, or screen printing, each participant will leave with a beautiful, unique finished product. 


See what you can make at ACA!

Spring 2019 Workshops

Maker Workshop:  Nuno Felting


Discover the art of nuno felting, a fabric felting technique that bonds loose wool fibers to sheer fabric. Using wool roving and silk chiffon, students will create a silk scarf embellished with colorful handmade felt. Take home a unique nuno felted scarf and a packet of information to help continue nuno felting at home. Please bring an old towel.

Materials Fee:  $15 payable to instructor at the workshop 

Taught by Nicole Donson

Saturday, 4/6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuition:  $40 members, $50 non-members

Maker Workshop:  Paint a Silk Scarf


Paint a silk scarf using dyes for silk with a brush and explore the effects of salt and alcohol when placed on wet dyes as it creates beautiful starburst effects and dynamic patterns. Practice simple resist techniques to control the flow of wet dyes and make marks using rubber stamps and simple mono printing techniques. Each student will take home a beautiful, unique silk scarf.


Materials fee: $15/student payable to instructor

Taught by Nicole Donson

Saturday, 4/13, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $40 members, $50 nonmembers


Maker Workshop:  Polish Tatza Baskets


In this workshop students will weave a small reed basket in a traditional Polish tatza basket pattern. Usually made from willow, we will be using hand-dyed rattan (reed) in a small diameter for a lovely basket suitable for display and use with fruit, rolls, cookies and the like. You will receive a printed pattern and enough dyed reed in your choice of colors for two baskets, one to be made at home


Materials fee: $20 payable to instructor

Taught by Kimberley Harding

Saturday, 5/4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuition:  $50 members, $60 non-members

Maker Workshop:  In Living Color


The world is so full of beautiful colors, tints, and shades that sometimes the options can be overwhelming! If have always wished you could use color more effectively in your creations, come join us for this great intro to color theory! We'll be discussing basic color principles as well as how to use color to create the mood and atmosphere you want in your work. The right combination of colors can really make a piece sing! This fun, flexible workshop will use a variety of tools and approaches tailored to however you like to create. Painters, drawers, quilters/sewers, needleworkers, crocheters, and knitters are all welcome!

Taught by Julie Murphy

2 Thursdays, 5/9 & 5/16, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuition:  $60 members, $70 non-members, plus $7 supplies fee

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