Batik Silk Scarf or Pillow Case at Joyful Arts Studio

Batik Silk Scarf or Pillow Case at Joyful Arts Studio

Friday April 30th, 2021 * 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Beginner’s welcome!
Class Tuition and supplies: $60
Join Susan for a quick lesson on painting a Batik silk scarf or a silk pillowcase.
You won’t believe how easy it can be!  You choose your color scheme and design.
All supplies will be provided, including a 100% silk scarf or pillowcase, fabric dyes, and instruction.
Class size is limited so register soon!
The pillowcase is 16 x 16 inches square and ready for a pillow form which is not provided.
The scarves are 11 inches x 60 inches.
You will need to bring paper towels,  Reynolds white freezer wrap, and one bar of Gulf Parafin wax
(All of these are purchased at the grocery store).
Register Here
Batik Poppy – March 2021 at Joyful Arts Studio

Batik Poppy – March 2021 at Joyful Arts Studio

Friday March 19th & Friday March 26th * 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This is a class in the studio,  a MASK is required. Social distancing will be practiced.
Join Susan in painting this beautiful bright orange poppy! I am so thrilled to be offering this technique! The watercolor painting is done on rice paper, reserving color and value with hot wax as we progress through the painting. This project takes two evenings to complete, and you will be absolutely thrilled with your end product.
Susan will provide all the tools and supplies. Just come and have fun!
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The Cumberland Shop Is A New Way To Shop Local

The Cumberland Shop Is A New Way To Shop Local

Downtown Shippensburg has a new store—the Cumberland Shop. Local and handmade items are the centerpiece of the new boutique, located at 16 West King Street. The shop is a place where local artisans of all genres can showcase and sell their handiwork. From beautifully crafted wood pieces like charcuterie boards and manipulated serving boards to hand-crafted scarves, bags, children’s clothes, and various wall art from local artists, the Cumberland Shop gives holiday gifting a double benefit. The gifts not only bring pleasure to the giver and receiver but also fulfill the artisans who created them.

Nancy Hudson, pastor at Oasis of Love Church in Shippensburg, had the vision for the Cumberland shop. “I’ve done a lot of traveling. I like to get something hand-crafted in the areas that I visit. I thought that Shippensburg had so much to offer and felt there was a void. I wanted to bring all the makers and creators together from this area,” she said.

The Cumberland Shop offers an outlet for people to earn money through the sale of their handiworks. The majority of items are locally crafted, but some items originate in other countries. An example is Ghana where a multi-faith training center specializes in using local batik fabric to create bags and purses for the shop. The cloth is made by painting cloth with hot batik wax and dying it.  The cracks in the batik wax give the material its special appearance. Hand-crafted glass beads made in Ghana are also used to create a variety of beautiful jewelry, again made specifically for the shop. A short video on display, gives the consumer a birds eye view of the intricate process of bead making, and that makes their purchase all the more meaningful.

Because the Cumberland Valley aligns with the mid-point of the Appalachian Trail, one of the shop’s artisans is making walking sticks. A portion of the proceeds from the walking sticks is given to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, which oversees the national trail.

The quality of items at the Cumberland are matched by the variety. Some of the many items are: honey products of Honey Bee Friendly, LLC; original paintings, cards and ornaments by TokkiDesign; charcuterie boards by Natures Platters, a special Cumberland roast by Abednego Coffee Roasters; children’s clothing by Plum Baby; fabric art by Afinchsong Creation; paintings by Jean Frey; jewelry, crocheted, and hand woven items plus hand-made purses by Kasudelu; soaps by Fourth Century Farms; ceramic art by Yellow Door Studio; hand-knitted shawls by Debbie Rhinehart; photography by Judy Witter; Hot Head Hot Sauce and Sadie’s Dressing.

Looking ahead, the Cumberland plans to offer classes. For now, less than a month after opening, the Cumberland shop is happy to be inspiring artists, providing a means of sharing works and supporting a variety of makers as they grow and earn a livelihood—all in the heart of the beautiful Cumberland Valley.

 

Lighthouse Red and White Stripes, Batik Watercolor at Joyful Arts Studios

Lighthouse Red and White Stripes, Batik Watercolor at Joyful Arts Studios

This class is two evenings, you MUST attend both classes.
This is a class in the studio,  a MASK is required except while you are eating. Social distancing will be practiced.
Have you been intrigued by the Batik watercolor technique? Jump in now to paint this lovely seaside scene. The design is 16 x 20 inches in size when framed. It is painted with watercolor and wax on rice paper. You will be so thrilled with your finished result.
Brushes, supplies, and paint will be provided. Some prep work is required prior to class.  You will receive step-by-step color photographs, waxing diagrams and Susan will be painting along with you under her video camera and you will be watching on her 55 inch TV screen. She will provide all these tools to assure your success!
Beginner’s welcome! Seating is limited so register soon!
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Batik Silk Scarf with Copper Stamps at Joyful Arts Studios

Batik Silk Scarf with Copper Stamps at Joyful Arts Studios

This is a class in the studio,  a MASK is required. Social distancing will be practiced.
Join us for a fun evening of painting a silk scarf. The scarf is 11×60 inches and is completely sewn and ready to wear once the paint is dry.
Batik is a very old art form that involves using hot wax as a resist. You can do Batik on paper and silk. We will be using tjaps, handmade copper stamps which are heated in the hot wax. We have a large variety of tjaps. Each person will be choosing their own design elements and colors, so everyone will have a unique piece at the end of the evening.
Brushes, supplies, and paint will be provided. Seating is limited so register soon!
To register, click here