Textile Alchemy with Judy Coates Perez

prayer flags

Textile Alchemy with Judy Coates Perez

  • Judy Coates Perez


    Judy Coates Perez
    Fiber artist and creative alchemist Judy Coates Perez welcomes students to indulge in three days of fiber art making, as she takes students through her process and techniques for using textiles, acrylics and mixed media in fiber art.
  • Tea & Ephemera
    October 19, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Blessings in the Wind - mixed media prayer flags
    October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join Judy for two (2) workshops! Class sizes: Minimum 10; Maximum 20. No experience necessary. Minimum age to participate: 16 (young artists 12 -15 are welcome accompanied by an adult also registered for class)

Tea & Ephemera
October 19, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm

tea and ephemeraPrice: $127 plus a $25 Supply Fee paid to the instructor at the start of class. Lunch, drinks, snacks are included

This class is like an action-packed introduction to mixed-media techniques on fabric, everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to try on your own.

Spend a day; using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermofax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a fabric collage to take home and stitch.

Students should bring:

  • Acrylic gel matte medium
  • Several synthetic bristle brushes: various sizes round
  • 1” foam brush  tea and ephemera
  • Fine point black permanent marker
  • Scissors for cutting paper
  • Container for rinse water
  • Small plastic tray for paint
  • Rubber stamps & stamp pads for fabric (acid free, permanent like Versacolor or Fabric ink pads from Imaginecrafts)
  • 2-4 used tea bags (tea removed)
  • 1 yd freezer paper
  • Collage ephemera* (Judy will also provide a large selection of ephemera, so don’t worry if you don’t have things on hand) Some examples of collage ephemera: phone book page, old sewing patterns, decorative tissue, decorative paper napkins, paper dry cleaner tags, printed labels. ticket stubs, etc.
  • Optional: x-acto knife & cutting mat

We will have all of the above items in stock, as wellIf you would like to have any supplies waiting for you, please zip Kristin an email.

Supply Fee $25

Supply Fee includes: fabric, imagery, art papers, printed abaca paper, CD with 12 pages of full-color handouts, use of colored pencils, paint, paint sticks, stencils

Blessings in the wind: mixed media prayer flags
October 20-21, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm each day

Price:$252 plus a $25 Supply Fee paid to the instructor at the start of class.   Lunch, drinks, snacks are included

prayer flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, strength, well-being, and wisdom, and when blown by the wind, spread goodwill and compassion.

Students will begin by making a variety of beautiful fabrics by applying different painting techniques with acrylic inks. Then they will create unique and personalized imagery on their fabric; printing with Thermofax screens, stamps and incorporating words and images using Judy’s unique printed Abaca tissue papers. The painted, printed and collaged fabrics will then be cropped for composition into flags, ready to be strung together for hanging.


Students should bring:

  • One large plastic trash bag
  • Rubber stamps, hand-carved stamps, foam or wood stamps prayer flags
  • Large paint palette that can hold separate colors of ink (disposable plastic plates, plastic deviled egg trays, or old muffin tins work great)
  • Large container for rinse water
  • Permanent black marker
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • 9”x 12” cutting mat and 6” x 12” grid ruler

We will have all of the above items in stock, as wellIf you would like to have any supplies waiting for you, please zip Kristin an email.

Supply Fee $25

Supply fee includes: fabric, 1” wide synthetic bristle paint brush, 2 foam brushes, 1 sheet printed abaca tissue, a shared supply of acrylic inks, textile screen printing inks, Thermofax screens, acrylic gel matte medium, various tools, and supplies.

If both classes appeal to you, register for the Discounted Weekend Rate of $349 and save! You may also register for the entire weekend paying a $99 Deposit which holds your spot and allows you to pay over time. (Please note that your $99 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your registration.) Your balance of $250 is due before September 15, 2018, and payments can be made on this page via PayPal or Credit Card. Before registering for classes, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies.

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