Recycled Whimsical Curtains
(aka Therapy Curtains)
Sunday January 30, 2022
2 1/2- 3 hour class
dates to be determined
Base piece created will be aprox 3'x3'
Materials: Fish net, gauze skirts, scarves or curtains, rods- fabric will be supplied bit feel free to bring your own to supplemnt the project
Transform your old scarves, skirts or gauze curtains into fresh colorful whimsical textile hangings. Great for brightening up any space. They can be used as a room divider, window coverings, wall piece or even a bed covering.
Join us at SHAMc for this easy-to-do class that is fun, relaxing and therapeutic. This class will be lead by Safety Harbor Snow Bird: Billie Pearson. She is a life-long textile artist, specializing in recycled rag rug weavings.
Floor Cloth Painting 2 Day Workshop
Tuesday Feb 15/ Wednesday Feb 16, 2022
$175 all materials included
10am-4pm each day
lunch break will be taken each day!
open air classroom
Robert Stadnycki, award winning fiber artist, will host a 2 day floorcloth making workshop at Safety Harbor Music and Art Center. Dates are February 15th and 16th. Hours are 10 to 4 PM both days. Participants will learn how to prep supplied heavy duty canvas and create a 2’ by 3’ mat to take home. Perfect for a kitchen or outdoor use. All materials will be supplied including the canvas, brushes, rollers, hemming glue, acrylic paints and the protective finish to seal the completed piece. Pick a design or create your own style. No artistic ability needed.
ROBERT STADNYCKI – Fiber & Mixed Media Artist. Born in Doylestown, Bucks County Pennsylvania – 1956. His current studio is located in Fort Myers, Florida Website: www.AntsOnYourPants.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile phone: 727.900.9620
Education: 1973: Bucknell University- Pennsylvania Governors School for the Arts/ 1974-78: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Bachelors of Fine Arts 1974-78 Professional Producing Artist since 1980. Executive Director- Greater Harrisburg Arts Council 1992 to 2012. Set designer for the Pennsylvania Governor Arts Awards. Home Makeover Designer. Prize winning exhibitor at national juried arts festivals across the country from 1980 to the present.
A native Pennsylvanian, Robert now lives in Fort Myers Florida. For many years, he has been known for his hand painted acrylic one-of-a-kind canvas floor paintings- known as Floorcloths/Floor Paintings. One day he decided to digitally print his whimsical geometric designs from his paintings onto 100% linen fabric. A new line of women’s clothing was born when the highly acclaimed HGTV television show featured his unique studio, creations and gardens. To make the fabric for his clothing- First, the canvas is painted. Then it is photographed and scanned into a printer. The roll of fabric is printed with jet fabric inks and heat set. The fabric is washed and preshrunk, then the unique clothing is sewn and are machine washable. Added was a line of hand silkscreened black and white clothing featuring bugs and other images aptly named: “AntsOnYourPants.com” !
In his new studio at the Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts’s Union Art Studios-
Robert is loving creating his painting, clothing, new furniture & funky mixed media lamps with hand painted lampshades and painted tables!
Partnering with Debra Frenkel is a new collection called “MakingHappyHeArts” (HeartArt) portion of sales will be donated to www.freedomwatersfoundation.org: a fabulous nonprofit that is dear to OUR hearts. If you purchase anything with a heart a donation will be made in your name which will enhance the lives of children, individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic boat experiences. ENJOY! ?