A different style of sketching organically brings more awareness of process and aesthetics, compared to the usual way of working. Creating and joining a series of mixed media sections into a scroll format will result in one long drawing that honors the journey of its making.
The scrolls will be made from watercolor paper, which can handle the variety of techniques that creative inspiration brings to the paper’s surface. Students will first explore a session of mark making with India inks and black walnut dyes, along with teas and rust. These resulting papers will be combined with objects gathered from nature on a daily walk. Sections may be torn and reassembled, then connected using hand sewing and/or machine stitching. Strings, threads, fabric, and fun buttons may be added. By altering the piece even more with gesso, acrylic paints and mixed mediums, a beautiful sculptural scroll is finally created.
Materials fee covers use of sewing machine, thread, black India ink, tapes, black walnut dyes, teas, coffee filters, items for the making of rust paper, vinegar, miscellaneous papers, instructional hand out, and many other supplies the instructor will bring.
Class size 9
Level Beginner and above
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- Tuition $360
- Materials Fee $20
Registration Policies & Waiting Lists
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.
Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:
> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.
> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.
> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.
> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.
Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley
> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.
> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.
> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.
If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.