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LIVE VIVID: A CREATIVE COLOR RETREAT

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2018

10AM - 4:00PM

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

Join our half day retreat to center yourself, ignite your passion and make art that connects with your soul. “Live Vivid” weaves color, meditation and food to empower and inspire.

Color enriches life. It evokes and molds emotions. As such, color is a powerful tool. Let’s explore this fascinating world through marbling and color dyes. The unique combination of mindful making and meditation touches on all aspects of the human experience. Come learn how stimulation of the senses is a gateway to creativity.

Local artists Mimi Haddon and Agnes Pierscieniak are co-hosting a special IfOnly day about meditation, color, and creativity. Mimi’s house in Santa Monica is a vibrant retreat ready to inspire.

CREATIVE REFLECTION: Morning Meditation
CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Color your Aura with Acid Dyes
CREATIVE NOURISHMENT: Leisurely lunch
CREATIVE EXPLORATION: Color Play with Marbling
CREATIVE CONNECTION: Community Circle + Appreciation 

Creative Expression: Color your Aura (Dye 2 Colorful Scarves with Acid Dyes)
Dyeing slows your conscious thinking and awakens your subconscious imagination. Fiber Reactive Dyes will paint a beautiful scarf to wear during meditation. We will experiment with the beauty of color + texture. The goal is to make a symbolic object and keepsake to remember the day. We will work with dyes that connect with your Aura and showcase your personality through color. 

Creative Exploration: Color Play (Marble Products with Turkish Paints)
Water + color create a mesmerizing art. It has been said that marbling is meditative as it’s calming to watch paint float on water, to create a beautiful pattern with the simplest of strokes. The goal is to learn to be in the moment, to let go of thinking and to trust your hands to be creative. We will “play” with water and paint to create patterns and make products.

Mimi Haddon is a fiber artist and photographer who uses vibrant color as her main medium.  She can often be seen around town creating temporary colorful soft sculptures that respond to the architecture and environments of Los Angeles.  She is a certified Chopra Center meditation teacher and recently received her MFA in Fiber Art from CSULB. Mimi teaches at FIDM and The Craft and Folk Art Museum. 
www.mimihaddon.com

 
 
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SUMMER INDIGO SOCIAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

4PM - 6PM

HAWTHORNE ARTS COMPLEX

Want to join us for a community Dip & Dye night? Sign up for our special Indigo Social. Open to all Crave Workshops Alumni or people who have done Shibori before. This will be a night of "open buckets." Bring your own items (nothing larger than a turkish towel, please) enjoy some refreshments and spend your Thursday night dyeing. Come anytime after 4 p.m to dye everything blue. 

Please note: Help will be available for Shibori Dyeing but this is an "open studio" for people with some experience. A full instructional class will not be offered. 

 
 
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INDIGO STENCILS

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

1-4:00 PM

Learn the Art of Indigo Stencil Resist pattern making and bring home a set of beautiful table napkins. Custom patterned stencils will be provided or you have the chance to design your own. It will be a relaxing and fun environment to learn in and make new friends along the way. This workshop is for everyone, and no experience is necessary.

Katazome is a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through a stencil. The stencils were developed and used primarily for printing on fabrics for kimonos. This workshop reinterprets the Japanese art of Katazome with global geometric patterns designed by Agnes. The bold patterns are applied to home linens to create modern heirlooms.

 
 
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AIRBNB EXPERIENCES: BLUE SKIES, INDIGO DYES

Aug 18, 2018 & Sep 15, 2018

1:30pm – 4:30pm

 

We are excited to offer an ongoing series of Intro to Indigo Workshops on select Saturdays. Join us for a creative afternoon of learning, sharing and collaborating in our new home, the Hawthorne Arts Complex. This Intro to Shibori Dyeing workshop is designed to make learning how to dye your own fabric fun & easy! Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create patterns when indigo dye is applied. During the workshop, we will guide you through the fundamentals of Shibori and you will go home with two custom textiles. It will be a relaxing and fun environment to learn in and make new friends along the way. This workshop is for everyone, and no experience is necessary. Feel free to bring your own items to dye, anything made of natural fibers. It will be an inspired time of mindful making, using art as relaxation and empowerment.