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Kelp: Cut, Curl and Coil

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Kelp: Cut, Curl and Coil
Heather Fortner
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$240 plus $20 Materials Fee
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Learn about the life stages of kelp and create art pieces with the dried plant thallus. Treat the kelp to derive different effects and colors and then cut, curl and coil the sections for a variety of applications including weavings, hanging displays, mobiles, collages and small beads. We will treat the kelp sections with a variety of surface, temperature and cellular additives to derive different effects and colors.

About the Instructor(s)

Fascinated by fish and seaweed for 35 years, Heather uses both in her artwork. Author of a book on Hawaii's edible seaweed, she has used seaweeds in her art for 35 years, teaching seaweed classes in Florida, Oregon, and Hawaii. Oregon's bull kelp now has her attention.

Materials List: Students Bring


• 1 pair scissors (for cutting kelp thallus

• 1 retractable razor knife (available from Ace Hardeware ot dollar stores

• 1 roll masking tape, (tan, 1/2 or 3/4") Not blue, 3m brand preferred.

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• bull kelp thalli

• cardboard tubes and wooden dowels

• templates for cuts

• denatured alcohol

• glycerin

• balloons

• driftwood

• tools

• drills,

• wood burners

• cordage

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