Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Handcraft for the Kitchen; Spreaders, Spatulas + Spoons with Sam Gathje

Come learn how to carve functional woodenware for the kitchen. In this class you will learn basic carving techniques, knife safety, and how to transform trees into spoons.

When:

Saturday, December 15th 2-5pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

Covering a variety of techniques, students will move through how to safely use a knife by carving butter spreaders. Following this, students will have time to make another spreader, a spatula, or a spoon (previous woodworking experience recommended for carving a spoon)

Students will leave with at least 2 pieces of woodenware for the kitchen, a packet of carving resources, and the ability to sustainably repurpose fallen branches and trees into functional beautiful objects for the home.

About the Teacher:

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Sam Gathje is an artist and craftsperson from Rochester, Minnesota. A third-generation woodworker, Sam draws on over thirteen years of commercial construction and cabinet making experience in a studio practice that focuses on memory, material, and mark making. After spending a year learning traditional northern craft in a vibrant community at North House Folk School, Sam became interested in sustainable handcraft. From woodworking and weaving to blacksmithing and basketry, Sam believes in community building through the practice of craft and the reintegration of the handmade in daily life. He teaches basic carving & sharpening techniques, woodenware for the table, and handcraft for the home. You can see more of his work here.

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Fiber Coil Baskets with Angela Yonke

Join us to create a thoughtful and fun homemade gift for your loved ones. In this workshop we will be constructing a fiber art basket made of rope, yarn, leather and other natural fibers.

When:

Sunday, December 16th 3-5pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

The options are endless with these coil bowls, they are a perfect mix of beauty and function and make for a great gift. We will provide materials for this class, but would encourage you to bring any special yarns you would like to use as well. Our project will be guided step by step by instructor Angela Yonke and participants of all skill levels are welcome.

About the Teacher:

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Angela Yonke is an Artist, Photographer and Art Teacher. She received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art Education from Western Michigan University. She has taught art to students of all ages at private and public schools for the past 13 years. Angela’s artistic interests include mixed media, sewing, textiles and recycled works. Her interests range from good food and books, bicycles, film, the environment and traveling.

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Sun Printed Holiday Cards with Zach Hoffman

In this workshop we will be using the historical photographic process called cyanotype to create unique holiday cards. You will leave with a set of cards to share with your friends and family. You will also learn how to use this method for other applications such as printing on fabric and other surfaces. The gifting possibilities are endless.

When:

Sunday, December 9th 2-4pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a, Bozeman, MT

About the Class:

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print through the use of two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Once combined these chemicals become sensitive to UV light or sunlight. Once exposed, the process only requires water to develop and finish the print.

The process was developed in 1842 by the English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel as a means of reproducing notes and diagrams. In more recent times engineers used the process as a cost-effective way to produce copies of drawings, known as blueprints. Today cyanotype artists blend old and new using digital cameras and inkjet printers instead of film and negatives to create an image.

About the Teacher:

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Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach graduated from MSU with a bachelor of arts in film and photography. Zach went on to achieve his masters of fine arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for photography, education, and exploration led him to start his work on what has now become the Image Lab.

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Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Hand Knit Kerchief with Natalie Brown

Hand Knit Kerchief with Natalie Brown
60.00
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A perfect workshop for those who have been wanting to learn to knit, or those who already can and would enjoy a fast, simple, and pretty project.

When:

Saturday, December 8th 2-5pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

Each participant will knit a wear-with-everything, cozy kerchief scarf.

Natalie Brown, a local writer, metalsmith (you may have seen her Milk and Roses jewelry), and hobby knitter for 20 years, will be teaching knitting fundamentals to beginners and helping students to craft their kerchiefs.

Please bring 1 skein (or 110 yards) of Medium Worsted Weight yarn in the color and fiber of your choice.

—and—

1 set of straight knitting needles, 10-to-14 inches long, in the size recommended on your yarn label. (For example, 10”-long needles in a size US 7).

Patterns will be provided, along with basic knitting instructions for students to take home.

About the Teacher:

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Natalie is an author and artist. As a writer, she deals with intangibles: images and emotions that live in the mind and heart. As a crafter, she loves the near-instant gratification that comes from creating tactile, keepsake objects with her hands. She is the designer and metalsmith behind Milk and Roses Jewelry, and a longtime knitter who is happily addicted to the soft, soothing, meditative magic worked by needles and yarn. Find her at @rose.demaris & @milk.and.roses.jewelry

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Making a Wreath with Mariah Palmer

Making a Wreath with Mariah Palmer
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Create your own earthy, elegant holiday style using all natural materials.

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When:

Thursday, December 6th 6:30-8:30pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Workshop:

In this workshop you will learn how to create a wreath using willow branches and dried plants and flowers. You will be guided through some basic floral arrangement techniques and will leave with your own unique creation to share with your friends and family. The holidays can be very chaotic and filled with excess, leaving us feeling empty and overwhelmed. Take this time to step back and reflect on what really matters, our connection to Earth and to each other. Mariah will share her love of decorating with natural, found materials and the joy that comes from simplifying your surroundings. Her love of decorating with nature comes from her childhood and making wreaths with her mother.

About the Teacher:

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Mariah Palmer is the owner of Wilder Goods and has a background in textile arts with a BA in Clothing, Textiles and Design from the University of Idaho. Over the years she has experimented with design in many mediums, including fiber dyeing and printing, metalsmithing, sewing, web and graphic design and more. Currently, she runs the Wilder shop and studio and makes her own line of fiber and clay jewelry.

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Bundle Dyeing with Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis

Learn how to use flowers, kitchen waste, and plant materials to create color on fabric in a unique and sustainable way.

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When:

Saturday, November 17th, 3-5pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

This workshop goes over protein and cellulose fibers, dye plants, folding techniques and textile applications. You will learn how to use all natural plant and food materials to create a wild mix of color on fabric. A large silk square scarf and 2 cotton napkins are provided. Students are invited to bring other small pieces of fabric or clothing items to dye (white, natural fibers work best).

About the Teacher:

 

Alayna is a textile artist and designer who works with natural fibers and plant dyes in her art practice as well as her collection of one of a kind clothing. Trained through a residency at the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, Alayna has a breadth of knowledge in weaving, quilting, screenprinting, and dyeing. You can view samples of her work here. She is currently an MFA candidate at MSU.

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Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Sun Printing with Zach Hoffman

Sun Printing with Zach Hoffman
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In this workshop we will be using the historical photographic process called cyanotype to create unique cloth prints ready to hang on your wall.

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When:

Sunday, November 11th 2-4pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print through the use of two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Once combined these chemicals become sensitive to UV light or sunlight. Once exposed, the process only requires water to develop and finish the print.

The process was developed in 1842 by the English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel as a means of reproducing notes and diagrams. In more recent times engineers used the process as a cost-effective way to produce copies of drawings, known as blueprints. Today cyanotype artists blend old and new using digital cameras and inkjet printers instead of film and negatives to create an image.

About the Teacher:

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Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach graduated from MSU with a bachelor of arts in film and photography. Zach went on to achieve his masters of fine arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for photography, education, and exploration led him to start his work on what has now become the Image Lab.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Botanical Watercolor Illustration with Jasmine Lilly

Design, draw and paint your own original work of art that you can turn into holiday cards and gift tags.

When:

Thursday, November 8th 6-8pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107

About the Workshop:

Join multi-hyphenate creator Jasmine Lilly for a 2 hour illustration workshop, where she will teach you her fool proof method for creating beautiful botanical illustrations using watercolor, pen and ink. Select a plant that speaks to your heart and create something organic and timeless. 

Afterwards you will have the option of working with Jasmine to print your illustration on greeting cards or gift tags!

Workshop fee includes paper, access to materials, and complimentary plant identification calligraphy by the artist. You will also leave with a list of recommended materials to help you continue practicing at home.

* Printing costs associated with gift tags and greeting cards are not included in the workshop fee *

This workshop is designed for creators of all skill levels. 

About The Artist:

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Jasmine Rhiana Lilly is a self described creative hummingbird, who works actively in a range of mediums including (but not limited to) illustration, graphic design, metal, ceramic, cake, and film. She graduated from Montana State University with a degree in metalsmithing and ceramics, and is the currently the boss lady behind Jasmine Lilly Creative where she offers Innovative Wedding & Event Design through collaborative event styling, artful cakes and pastries, thoughtful paper goods, and intentional design elements. You can view her work here.

Space is limited, sign up sign up today to reserve your spot!

 
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Nov
3
2:30 PM14:30

Intro to Wet Felting with Meghan Purcell

Intro to Wet Felting with Meghan Purcell
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Back by popular demand! Intro to Wet Felting with Meghan Purcell

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When:

Saturday, November 3rd, 2:30-5:30pm

Where:

The Wilder Textile Art Studio in the Emerson Suite 107a

About the Class:

This 2.5 hour session is designed around the creation of a small-scale felt work. After we briefly touch on the history of wet-felting and the wool’s source, you will be guided through the techniques to turn fiber into felt.

You will be provided with local and ethically sourced wool and will create your own felted piece to take home at the end. Finished pieces can be mounted as a wall piece or used as decorative art.

In the wet felting process, hot water is applied to layers of animal hairs, while repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to hook together or weave together into a single piece of fabric.

About the Teacher:

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Through the ancient technique of wool felting, Meghan Purcell explores ideas of genuine connection, sustainability, and the integrity of the human hand in an industrialized society. From sourcing wool locally, to being a part of each sheep shearing and felting each piece entirely by hand, every step of the process is highly intentional. Through the use of raw and found materials native to her surroundings, her innovative and texturally-rich designs redefine Western Landscape Art and transform preconceived notions about this traditional medium.

Meghan studied fine art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and Montana State University - Bozeman. She earned a BFA in Art Education at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2011. Meghan’s work can be found in private collections and designer showrooms across the country, as well as in a myriad of group and solo exhibitions regionally. She lives and works in Livingston, Montana.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry with Ben Leubner

Poetry with Assistant Teaching Professor Ben Leubner

No experience necessary, just bring your curiosity! 

Workshop Description:

In this 3 part workshop we'll be looking at some of the more technical components of poetry, which often get overlooked these days in favor of more free expression. What we'll discover, however, is that careful attention to form and technique, far from limiting freedom, actually enable it. The old saying applies here: the better you know the rules, the more effectively you can break them. Among other things, we'll cover the basics of meter, expand our conception of rhyme, discuss lineation and enjambment, and marvel over how paying attention to these characteristics of poetry allows us to suddenly say things we wouldn't have known how to say had we simply been writing "freely."

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About the teacher:

Ben Leubner received his Ph.D. in Literature from Northeastern University in 2009, where he focused primarily on poetry written in English. He has written on several poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jorie Graham, Derek Walcott, and Frank Bidart.  He now teaches at MSU, where he has offered several creative writing workshops on poetic meter and form and literature courses dedicated exclusively to the study of poetry.

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Jul
21
3:30 PM15:30

Wildflower Essences with Rachel Burgos

Historically the desert has been a place for people to find spiritual clarity. Its geography is vast and expansive leaving us much room for opening and focus. Many believe the desert is a barren place where nothing can survive. Those who have spent time in a desert in spring know it is a diverse landscape peppered with beautiful biodiversity and wildflowers.

Clinical herbalist, Rachel Burgos, joins us from Los Angeles, CA. She has recently moved to LA from Joshua Tree where she spent the last 4 years. In this class we will connect with the spiritual energy of the desert through desert wildflower essences. We will learn the properties of a few desert essences, meditate, and craft our own custom flower essence blends to our needs.

The desert is a powerful place of potent medicine. The plants that thrive in the desert show us the path of resilience. Come learn how to integrate these energies into your life as allies.

Supplies needed: notebook, pen, something comfortable to meditate in.

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About the Teacher:

Rachel Burgos is an herbalist who has just moved to LA from Joshua Tree, California! She dedicates her clinical work to provide preventative health care and education using plant, stone, animal & earth medicines in a holistic way. This involves focusing on the patterns of imbalance we create through various traumas, ancestral patterning for both chronic and acute, emotional, physical or spiritual imbalances. Her work is centered in social justice, activism, and healing for not only humans but the greater ecology.

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

WOVEN

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Wilder Goods celebrates the opening of its Textile Art Studio by sharing a movement installation composed of dance, poetry, and weaving. 

With creative direction by Dana Albertson, Melissa Dawn, Mariah Palmer, Alayna Rasile-Digrindakisand local dancers. 

This a durational performance lasting from 5-8pm. Feel free to come and go as you please. 

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