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CANCELED: Course: Bring Birds Back! Fiber Processes with Douglas Baulos, Session 1

Crane furoshiki by Doug Baulos

March 14, 2020 , 9:00 am 11:30 am

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Our courses usually fill several days before they begin—don’t miss your chance to study with Audubon!

UPDATE: This class has been canceled in response to COVID-19 as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of this virus.

Learn how to create a furoshiki-quilted and sashiko-sewn fabric object utilizing multiple dye, photo-emulsion, mixed media, mending, sewing, and mark-making processes. During the 2.5 hour workshop, you will experiment with boro mending, arranging cyanotype and other photo emulsions, printing, and using fibers created from Doug’s Dye Garden. We will then experiment with putting processes together into finished works and talk about habitat and remediation topics in Alabama. We’ll discuss Alabama Audubon’s bird conservation projects. Our focus will be on observing and heightening awareness of textures and patterns observed in nature while creating beautiful, folded, pieced, and quilt forms to promote field inquiry and your artistic and mediation practice. The processes support will provide a platform for ecological discussion about extinction and sustainability and help provide mending (remediation) practice for participants. Doug will supply all materials—we’ll be hand-sewing only in this workshop.

Where and when do we meet? The course meets on Saturday, March 14th, at the Alabama Audubon main office in Birmingham, located on the second floor of 3720 Fourth Avenue South. (Ample and well-lit parking is available in back, just behind Rodney Scott’s BBQ.) Two class times are offered at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Registration: Class size is limited to eight for each session, so don’t delay! To register, click on the button above. If you’re new to our online system and don’t yet have a username and password, simply click the “X” on the pop up and fill out the basic form.

In order to make this accessible to more people, Doug is providing this workshop for free to current Alabama Audubon members* and only $20 for non-members (who will become members by signing up for the class). There will be two workshop times offered to accommodate two groups—9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Please sign up for your preferred time slot as space is limited.

*Does not apply for members of National Audubon Society. To become a member of Alabama Audubon, sign up today here.

Important: If you register and need to cancel, please let us know ASAP so we can open up that spot to another interested person. We will have a wait list for this class since both sessions are limited to eight people. Thank you!

Accessibility: Wheelchair access and limited parking is available in the front of the building on Fourth Avenue South. If parking in the back parking lot, there are stairs to get into the building.

Questions? Email the Outreach & Communications Director, or call 205-719-3678, option 3.

Please, no pets in the classroom. Only service animals are welcome.