The Art Greenhouse Workshops 2019

2019 season

Silk Screen techniques
May 30
9 am to 4 pm

Deconstructed silk screens

Wax motifs on silk screens

All materials except fabric will be provided including silk screens to use or new ones to purchase.

MidSummer Maine  
First Workshop June 20, 21, 22
Second Workshop July 18, 19, 20
Workshop hours 9 am to 5 pm
$150.  plus $35. materials fee

  • Cloth books formatted in concertina banner or scroll
  • Free motion sketches over fabric collage
  • Exploration with paper techniques  
  • Work in the medium of your choice
  • Monoprint
  • Botanical prints


Silk Scarves

July 11
9 am - 4 pm

We will be working with silk scarves and there will be time to make at least two during the workshop. More will be available for purchase. Nothing shows you care more than a handmade gift. Includes all material and two scarves.

Shibori in process above and finished scarf below.

Paste Paper

July 25
9 am - 4 pm

This will be an all day workshop creating beautiful paste paper to be used creating covers for books (see below) or as vessels for tea lights or small decorative boxes.

All materials provided $50.

Book construction

July 26
9am to 4 pm

Book construction can become quite addictive so you have been warmed. We will be making an accordion book, pamphlet stitch and coptic stitched book with 160 pages. The paper in the coptic book will happily accept all mediums including water.

Use your paste paper or paste paper provided to cover and construct book forms. 

Accordion Book

Student books below and all first time book binders!


All materials included

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

August 22
9 am to 4 pm

These first four photos are indigo shibori on rayon infinity scarves.

One rayon infinity scarf or Habotai scarf will be included in the workshop fee. More will be available to purchase.

Bring your own fabric or white clothing for the indigo vat. Spend the entire day dyeing as there will be two vats ready at 9 am. Dip as many as you would like. You can also bring "failed" pieces to over dye in indigo.


A habotai silk scarf is included and there will more available to buy. These make terrific gifts if you can bear to part with them.

Bring your own fabric. One rayon or Habotai scarf included.
Additonal scarves: 
Rayon $6. (21.5 X 77)
Habotai $6.50 (14 X 72)
Crepe de Chine $10.00 (14 X 72)

The Maine Event 2019  
September 12, 13, 14
Workshop hours 9am to 5 pm
$200. (all supplies included)

This year marks our 9th Maine Event in Searsport. This is a jam packed weekend starting with all day dyeing on Thursday. We have indigo vats open and available all weekend as well as instruction in various Shibori techniques to create amazing pieces.

This year we will be using soy wax mixed with MX dyes processed with steam on silk, linen and all plant based fibers. This is a process originated by Jane Dunnewold and the results are amazing.

Imitation Kakishibu

We won't be using fermented persimmon juice but MX dyes replicatng the look of Japanese Kakishibu.

Lunch is included for all three days and a dinner Saturday night is also available for anyone who wishes for $10. A show and tell will follow the Saturday night dinner and everyone is welcomed to attend and show their work.

Printing with Interfacing Stencils with Dye on Fabric

September 26
9 am to 4 pm

We will be making interfacing stencils which we will use to achieve color variants on plant based fibers using dyes. 


All materials included except fabric

Spirit Dolls
October 4th
Workshop hours 9 am to 4 pm
$40. ( all materials included)

This is a fun workshop where you can pull out all the stops and make dolls to reflect your spirit. Heads can be formed from air-dry clay or fabric.

All materials included


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