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The TACtile Textile Arts Center community is actively seeking teachers/instructors to share their textile arts expertise and inspire, enlighten, and share their art with others in the community.
The instructors can offer classes for any textile art discipline creating fashion to home décor to gift items, accessories, and unique new fiber art techniques. We would also like to develop a class in Color theory. The classes are usually 2-3 hours, ½ day, or full day workshops, or whatever the teacher feels is appropriate. In our new location in Denver, we offer an abundance of space and great light for the teacher and students to feel free to spread out and create!
If you would like to explore sharing your gift around the fiber arts, we would love to hear from you. All artisans in our community are welcome to contact us over the next few weeks (or months). Feel free to email Dianne Denholm, the Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any class ideas or questions. You may also go to tactilearts.org classes to click on the Teacher link at the middle, right on classes page to get in contact with our Education Chairperson. Download the application and submit it.
We are excited to have you share your creative expression that will inspire many others!
TACtile is looking forward to hearing from you soon!
This Member Showcase Sale will feature one-of-a-kind fiber artwork and handmade jewelry. TACtile is THE destination for finding exquisite, one-of-a-kind gifts, art-to-wear, and items for the home. TACtile Textile Arts Center announces its Member Showcase Sale. It will feature a dazzling array of wearable art, jewelry, bags, wall hangings, including anything and everything made with fiber and precious metals. Enjoy the show from its opening on Friday, November 11, 2011, through closing on January 29, 2012. Enjoy our Member Preview Party, Saturday, November 12 (Memberships start at $25 and are available at the door). In addition, meet the TACtile Member Showcase Artists at a Party, Friday, November 18
How to Find Your Place in the Market: Get Paid for your Creative Achievements
Saturday, October 22, 1-4pm with Carol Naff, TACtile’s marketing leader
TACtile Textile Arts Center
You know that you’re a great artist, so why not let others know it as well? TACtile presents a workshop for artists who want to learn the fundamentals of marketing their businesses and getting results. This workshop will teach you how to identify the best low-cost or no-cost marketing solutions for your business, avoiding dead ends and pitfalls that waste your time and energy, and the basics of creating and implementing a successful marketing plan that gets results!
From a class participant:
“Thank you, Carol! “Your class was invaluable to me. It really helped me understand how much is involved in, successfully, turning a hobby into a business and it gave me some great tools for making it happen. I also really enjoyed all of the interaction by the participants. What a great group! “Hope I see you at TACtile ” Tish Gallagher
And another recent participant:
“I really enjoyed the marketing class for artists. Your information on press releases in particular was very valuable. It never would have occurred to me to write a release about myself. You have given me lots to think about. Thanks again, Carol, for the wonderful class.” Carmen Kwolkoski, Montana Girl
More information and registration at TACtilearts.org
An ever-growing movement of intrigue and fantasy; Steampunk couture is a romantic mix of Victorian lace, silks and brocades, goggles, brass and copper, watch parts, found objects and filigree transformed into a mesmerizing artistic narrative with a mechanical influence.
Working with a myriad of fabrics, lace, roving, yarn, buttons, beads, knit, crochet, needlework, paint, dye, gears, cogs, rivets and studs, the artist creates works engulfed in passion from a fictional world where mechanical science is united with Victorian romance.
Artists have described Steampunk style as:
“Mad Max meets Jane Austen.Sid Vicious shakes hands with Charlotte Bronte. Vivienne Westwood dances with Charles Dickens.These images are how I describe Steampunk. It’s fashion style influenced by science fiction based in Victorian England.” — Jean Campbell
“Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future” according to The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets, and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature, by Jeff VanderMeer
“It deals with time travel and Victorian-era technology that’s powered by steam.” ELENA SANDERS, Steampunk Designer
The Steampunk show will be a juried show. Our jurors will be asked to select the best examples of Steampunk across the variety of fiber art disciplines, with a focus on couture.Artists may submit up to three items. The items may be for sale or not, as the artist chooses.
The show will be at TACtile’s new location, in the JHB building, 1955 S. Quince St., Denver. The show will open May 5 and will run through Aug. 6.
TACtile is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Third Thursday of the month TACtile closes at 5 p.m. for Guild events. Various events and classes will be presented during the show.
For more details about the show visit www.tactilearts.org and call 720-524-8886.
Art center’s winter gallery exhibit a showcase of textiles, environmentally friendly design
TACtile Textile Arts Center is hosting our first gallery show in our new home through Jan. 29. It features a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind wearable art, jewelry, bags, scarves, wall hangings including anything textural and everything made with fiber, yarn, beads and buttons.
Because the lobby has so many intriguing items, it creates visions of what is in store at the end of the trip up the elevator. As you enter TACtile, you see much more than visions of sugar plums, you realize that fiber art is alive and well. Restocking is a work in progress since there was a steady stream of customers at TACtile’s winter member showcase opening.
Jackets, scarves, necklaces, toys, whimsical characters, wall art, and everything so bright and beautiful. The winter showcase features a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind wearable art, jewelry, bags, scarves, wall hangings, including anything textural and everything made with fiber, yarn, beads and buttons. Hand-woven, hand-knitted or hand-stitched, many items are recycled, reinvented, or environmentally sustainable designs.
Of course, the winter showcase member sale is the premiering exhibit at TACtile’s new location in the JHB button warehouse building, 1955 S. Quince St., in Denver, near Quebec Street and East Evans Avenue. Be sure to visit tactilearts.org for more information. And plan now to pick your plum of a unique, handmade gift. Admission is free to view these unique fiber art designs.
This story is published in the East Denver, Glendale, Denver Post, Your Hub on January 13, 2011
Because the lobby has so many intriguing items, it creates visions of what is in store at the end of the trip up the elevator. As you enter TACtile, you see much more than visions of sugar plums, you realize that fiber art is alive and well. Restocking is a work in progress since there was a steady stream of customers at TACtile’s Winter Member Showcase opening last week.
Jackets, scarves, necklaces, toys, whimsical characters, wall art, and everything so bright and beautiful. The Winter Showcase features a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind wearable art, jewelry, bags, scarves, wall hangings, including anything textural and everything made with fiber, yarn, beads, and buttons. Hand woven, hand knitted, or hand stitched, many items are recycled, reinvented, or environmentally sustainable designs.
Of course, the Winter Showcase Member Sale is the premiering exhibit at TACtile’s new location in the JHB button warehouse building, 1955 S. Quince Street, in Denver, near Quebec and East Evans. Be sure to visit www.tactilearts.org for more information. And plan now to pick your plum of a unique, handmade gift.
TACtile Textile Arts Center, tactilearts.org, is calling on quilters and textile sculptural artists to enter its next exhibit, Controlled Explosions, celebrating small contemporary quilts and 3D textile objects to be held at TACtile from June 11 to August 21, 2010.
Indicate your intention to enter the show by June 1, 2010