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A Patch of Color is the title
October 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Famous Harlem Artist, Aleathia Brown will teach you how to paint on sustainable fibers CUT from home. YOU will be cutting a small rectangular primed and painted swatch of fabric. These can come from a cotton button down shirt, an old bed sheet or some unused denim. By repurposing we make art sustainable on a small wearable frame-worthy miniature fabric.
With a whimsical silhouette and 3 colors that tell a beginning, middle and end visual story, participants will make a wearable art with purpose. You can flow in an abstract color-filled way.
The patch that YOU create will have color and pizzazz and a silhouette or two. We will use acrylic screen paint so that each patch is a washable, wearable, frame-worthy miniature masterpiece welcoming creatives or non-artists.
Select 3 colors that tell a story
- Red for the passion I have for living
- Copper for the healing abilities it has
- Purple for power of royalty
Suggested material to paint on:
- A cotton Sheet
- Old button down cotton shirt
- Cut into a rectangle 3.5″ x 4.5
- Finish the edges to prevent unraveling
- Speedball Screen Printing acrylic paint
- Gesso small jar or tube for acrylic paint (it acts as a primer so paint sits on top rather than soak through) Black, White (you select 3 colors that tell a story in addition)
- Round nylon paintbrushes #01, 02, 04
- Water cup & bottle water(2) one cup for water, 2nd larger container empty for dirty water, fill a recycled bottle with water
- Rags use from the fabric from swatch or paper towel (to dry/clean brushes)
- Masking Tape
- Fabric repurpose from: a button down cotton shirt, bed sheet or old denim (cut into a 3.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle)
- Suggestion: take rectangle fabric to cleaners and have edges finished so it doesn’t unravel or fold over and sew edges.