PenWAG Workshop Schedule

PenWAG’s regular meetings (and most workshops) are the second Saturday of the Month at the Campbell Community Center

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You may register for a class or workshop at PenWAG meeetings, or by mail (once registration is open). Members may register for a class two months in advance, non-members one month in advance.
To register for a class by mail, send a check for the appropriate amount (see the workshop details) in accordance with the following:

  • Note the workshop on the check in the reference line.
  • Make checks payable to “PenWAG”.
  • Mail registration and check to: PenWAG, Attn: Workshop Signups, P.O. Box 111776, Campbell, CA 95011

If you have questions, email the Program and Workshops Registration teams at workshops@penwag.org
Be sure to include your contact information and email address in the note requesting class registration.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION PROCEDURE
It is the attendee’s responsibility to find a replacement and to obtain payment from the person filling the spot. Wait-listed names may be obtained by contacting the Workshops Registration team at workshops@penwag.org. Replacements are to be contacted in the order of the wait-list. The attendee shall notify the Sign-up Coordinator with the name of the replacement. PenWAG is not responsible for reimbursing an attendee who cancels participation in a workshop.

May 12, 2018
Angela Steen: Buttons, Beads and More Buttons
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: May 12, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Workshop:  Buttons, Beads and More Buttons</p><p> </p><p>Students will learn several surface design and artistic techniques to make beautiful, customized polymer clay buttons for their favorite garments.  These techniques can also be used to make beads for innovative and personal work.</p><p> </p><p>Activity Room – E-46</p><p>1:30 to 5:30 PM   4 hour workshop   <span alt="" width="300" height="163"></span></p><p>Class size: 15 students</p><p>$55 members, $70 guests</p>
Note: workshop fee includes the kit listed below. Students do not need to bring materials.
June 9, 2018
Mystery Workshop: Color, wearable art experience
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: June 9, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Workshop:  Color, wearable art experience</p><p>Adult Center – C-35 1:30 to 4:30</p>
July 14, 2018
Potluck, Challenge, & Sew Giving
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: July 14, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Join us for our annual July potluck meeting.  For those of you who are new to PenWAG, each July we have a potluck after the business meeting.  It’s a meeting to get to chat with others while noshing on fabulous food.  The summer challenge will also be presented.</p><p> </p><p>The afternoon program is our Sew-Giving workshop, where attendees will create items for clients of Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence.  More program information is included elsewhere.  Please bring your sewing machine with you to work on a project.  The Roosevelt Room will be available until 4:30 PM.</p><p> </p><p>Roosevelt Room – Q-80</p><p>Free for members; $5 guests at door</p>
August 11, 2018
Tobin Keller: CMYK Liquid Dyes on Silk
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: August 11, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Workshop:   CMYK Liquid Dyes on Silk</p><p> </p><p>After a brief demonstration of screen printing on fabric each participant will be given a piece of white silk broadcloth (18” x 22”) to explore and experiment using CMYK liquid silk dyes.  In this guided session four screen printing stations will be set-up for each of the four colors.  Participants will be able to move freely from one station to the next playing with printed overlays of color.  All swatches will need to be steam set to make the dyes permanent.</p><p> </p><p>Multipurpose Room – M-50</p><p>1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop<span alt="" width="202" height="300"></span></p><p>Class size: 20 students</p><p>$55 members, $70 guests</p>
September 8, 2018
Rachel Clark: Fast Seminole Piecing
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: September 8, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Saturday Workshop:   Fast Seminole Piecing</p><p> </p><p>Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut and remade into patchwork patterns. I will begin with simple pattern and progress to more complex patterns that builds on your developing skills. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers.</p><p> </p><p>Multipurpose Room – M-50   <span alt="" width="300" height="283"></span></p><p>1:30 to 5:00pm, 3 ½ hour class</p><p>Maximum number of students:  20</p><p>$55 members, $70 guests  </p><p>Kit Fee:  $10.00</p><p> </p>
September 9, 2018
Rachel Clark: Sewing for the Body and the Soul
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 9, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location: California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park 3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
Description: <p>Sunday workshop:   Sewing for the Body and the Soul</p><p> </p><p>In this workshop students will begin to create a garment that will “speak” for them.  Using a traditional or contemporary pattern students will be encouraged to create a one-of-a-kind garment that will reflect individual personality or ethnicity, that create a mood, make a social or political statement or that expresses humor.  A variety of construction and embellishment techniques will be explored.  Students will be mixing contrasting prints, colors and textures to create a personalized masterpiece.  With the addition of buttons, beads, bell baubles, braids, ribbons, molas, and/or lace each student’s garment will make a unique and individual statement. In this class students will initially focus on garment design, fabric selection and layout.  Rachel will work with students to complete the design phase and then move on to the construction of a garment.</p><p> </p><p>California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park   <span alt="" width="257" height="300"></span></p><p>3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136</p><p>10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop</p><p>Class size: 18 students</p><p>$85 members, $100 guests </p>
October 6, 2018
Cynthia Pardoe: Enameling Techniques/Make a Finished Piece
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: October 6, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <span role="main"><p>Saturday Workshop:  Enameling Techniques/Make a Finished Piece</p><p> </p><p>For those that love embellishing wearable art creations this class will invigorate that adventurous spirit.  Textile techniques in metal will be covered in this workshop in addition to other approaches to manipulating metal. Various technical executions will include folding, twisting, wrapping, weaving, twinning, stitching, beading and embellishing to create a finished wearable piece of art.</p><p> </p><p>Activity Room – E-46</p><p>1:30 to 5:00 PM   3 1/2 hour workshop   <span alt="" width="300" height="200"></span></p><p>Class size: 20 students</p><p>$55 members, $70 guests  </p><p>Kit Fee:  $35.00  </p><p><br></p></span>
October 7, 2018
Cynthia Pardoe: Enameled Fused Accents
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 7, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Location: California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park 3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136
Description: <span><br><p>  Sunday Workshop:   Enameled Fused Accents</p><p> </p><p>Enameling with a torch is an alternative technique to fusing glass onto metal. The vitreous glass surface takes on a magical quality of intrigue like painting with gemstones, while given fast fusing results. Metal preparation before enameling will be demonstrated, including the different types of techniques used.  By working with various tools a  flat sheet of metal can be transformed into formed shapes. Other techniques to manipulate metal  using textural applications to fabricate  the metal continues to create unique works of art for wear and display that offers an expression that is found to be quite compelling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park   <span alt="" width="218" height="300"></span></p><p>3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136</p><p>10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop</p><p>Class size: 20 students</p><p>$85 members, $100 guests </p><p>Kit Fee:  $35.00  </p></span>
November 10, 2018
Ana Lisa Hedstrom: Itajime Shibori
Starts: 1:30 pm
Ends: November 10, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>Workshop:   Itajime Shibori</p><p> </p><p>Itajime or folding and clamping is a simple process with infinite possibilities.</p><p>Students will make a series of bold graphic designs on sample fabrics and a scarf using silk acid dyes.  Ana Lisa will bring some carved clamps with a decorative maze cut into the blocks to channel the dyes. This technique is called Kyokechi and she will bring samples of Japanese and Chinese clamped fabric as well as examples of her own work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Multipurpose Room – M-50</p><p>1:30 to 5:30 PM   4 hour workshop  </p><p></p><span alt="" width="125" height="300"></span>.75 inches diameter<p></p><p>Class size: 20 students</p><p>$55 members, $70 guests  </p>
December 8, 2018
Potluck, Stash Exchange, Elections
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: December 8, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Location: Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave C-31, Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Description: <p>December 8 is our Holiday Potluck and Stash Extravaganza.  Not only can you increase your stash at absolute bargain prices, but you might also pick up some outfits.  Remember, this is the meeting where we elect officers for 2019.  It’s also the only meeting where there is lots of time for Show & Tell and socializing along with a fabulous potluck!</p><p> </p><p>Roosevelt Room – Q-80</p><p>Free for members; $5 guests at door   <span alt="" width="300" height="213"></span></p><p>Room is available from 9am to 3:30PM   </p>

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