Upcoming Workshops and Events

Upcoming 2017 Workshops



2017 STUDIO Classes and AWAY Workshops

Well, It's been a long time but I am back in my marvelous little home and studio in Asheville, North Carolina.  And it's about time I listed my upcoming classes held here at my studio, upcoming workshops that are being held elsewhere in the US and upcoming sale venues (open studios, studio strolls, festivals, craft fairs. All those delightful events where I sell my books, scarves, resist pieces and framed artwork)

Studio workshop Information: Single day, half day and weekend classes are held at my studio in West Asheville, NC. It is easy to find, parking is off road, restaurants are within walking distance and several hotels are within easy access. I do have a cat!

Most classes are limited to 4 people for ease of working space and personal attention. Private classes are also available by request. We will start teaching at 10 am and continue to 5 or 6 pm with a short break for lunch - which you may bring or order out from the nearby WALK restaurant.

The daily fee is $125 plus a supply fee depending on the class topic (usually around $15-20). A $50 norefundable deposit is required to hold your place. If you need to change your class and give enough prior notice, your deposit can be transferred to another class date.Current Studio classes are listed on weekends, but if you and several friends wish to come during the week, write me and we'll set up a time.Please email me for more information and to register.
Chad@chadalicehagen.com

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IMPORTANT NOTE: 
I will be teaching the following three classes on a request basis.  That means when you read the description of these three Studio Classes just below and want to attend a class, you can write me to arrange a date that works for you.  I will then list the class on this page to see if anyone else is interested. All classes have a four student limit.  If you have friends to bring with you, that's even better.
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1.   Resist Dyeing and the Felt and Leather Journal
   Held by Request at Chad Alice Hagen's Studio (please read above for more information)


Day One - Resist Dyeing Hand Felted Wool
This is my most popular workshop! Spend the whole day resist dyeing six book sized felt samples with incredible colors and patterns. Dye Master will prepare and maintain 9 different dyebaths. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before class. Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers. No experience necessary.






Day Two - Long Stitch Resist Dyed Felted Wrapped Journal
Create a perfect sized (4.5" W x 3.5"H x 1") marvelous hand bound Journal from your very own hand felted and resist dyed felt that feels sooooo good in your hands. We will line the felt with thrift store leather for a wonderful, pampered feel to your journal, learn to fold and prepare the 72 blank pages and sew the pages to the cover with a attractive long stitch binding of 4 ply waxed linen thread.
I will demonstrate two very interesting closures for the journal and you'll have time in class to completely finish your book. Just about everything will be provided for you

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2. The Perfect Notebook and My Favorite Sketchbook
   Held by Request at Chad Alice Hagen's Studio (please read above for more information)

 Day One - My Favorite Sketchbook
My favorite sketchbook opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials, and best of all, it features a textile cover. It will measure 6" x 6" sketchbook with hard covers and 120 pages of multi-media paper.
I will have a tool kit for you to use both days and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best. 



Day Two - The Perfect Little Notebook
Learn a quick and marvelous binding technique as well as tea staining the paper sheets (text block) for an antique look and feel, create the cover from your favorite cotton or rayon fabric and make a closure from small buttons and ribbons. This very useful little notebook is perfect for daily notes and jottings, ideas for poems, shopping lists, travel journal, and a perfect gift for your hostess, friends or yourself.
I will have a tool kit for you to use both days and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best. 

3.  The Airey Fairy and Resist Shaped Bark Scarves
   Held by Request at Chad Alice Hagen's Studio (please read above for more information)

Day One - The Airey Fairy
Fabulous for the harshest winds of winter or a major fashion show - this scarf will solve all your winter woes and banish those dreary grey days. Using your instructor's hand dyed fine merino roving and learn to lay out and hand felt this lovely lattice scarf.


Day Two - The Shape Resist Bark Scarf
Art for your neck! Learn to felt a full size fine merino scarf using a needle punch batt and then use an ancient Japanese resist stitching method (but with a modern twist) to create bark-like texture and patterns. You will learn to do two different resist dyeing colors.





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SCHEDULED Studio CLASSES FOR 2017
(as of May 10, 2017)


* MAY 27-28 / JUNE 10-11/ JULY 8-9 / AUGUST 19-20 /SEPTEMBER 9-10/ OCTOBER 14-15 /NOVEMBER 4-5

 Two Days of Resist Dyeing
Chad Alice Hagen's Studio workshop - West Asheville, NC
Contact: chad@chalicehagen.com


(NOTE: For 2017 I have scheduled a monthly two day Resist Dye/Felt Class. If you wish only a one day Resist class, you are welcome to sign up for the Saturday of that weekend if there is room.)
This is my most popular workshop! Spend two whole days resist dyeing dozens of felt samples with incredible colors and patterns. Dye Master will prepare and maintain 9 different dyebaths on each day. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before each class. Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers. No experience necessary.




* JULY 30- AUGUST 5, 2017 - John C. Campbell Folk School
BookArts: Books with a Textile Twist
Brasstown, NC 
Contact:www.folkschool.org   828-837-2775  800-FOLK-SCH

Ever wonder what to do with those beautiful scraps of fabric too precious to toss? Do you have a drawer full of samples from surface design and weaving classes, beautiful textiles found on your travels, stunning finds from a resale shop or even a small piece of cherished calico left over from grandma's quilting days?
And would you like several fabulous hand bound blank books? This exciting class will introduce you to several wonderful bookbinding techniques - and they all will incorporate your textiles!
We will learn to make tea stained pages for a Perfect Bound Notebook; create a hard cover, flat opening Favorite Sketchbook; a colorful Concertina Coptic Bound Journal, learn to make pockets, envelopes and pull out maps for a Handsome Field Journal and if we have time, a sweet Needle Book to store those friendly tools.
You'll learn all the steps of beginning book making from folding your own pages to transforming your own fabric into book covers to learning how to accept all the praise you'll receive when you show your friends what you have made.Most supplies furnished. All levels.


*SEPTEMBER 23 - 24, 2017 - Open Studio Tour - Hendersonville, NC
Contact: HCOST.org
See Contact for free maps for this great self-guided studio tour.  I will be at the studios of Molly and David Voorhees.


*OCTOBER 5-6-7, 2017 - Art and Soul Retreat - Virginia Beach, VA
Three Classes
Contact: www.artandsoulretreat.com

OCTOBER 5 - The Perfect Little Notebook
Learn a quick and marvelous binding technique as well as tea staining the paper sheets (text block) for an antique look and feel, create the cover from your favorite cotton or rayon fabric and make a closure from small buttons and ribbons. This very useful little notebook is perfect for daily notes and jottings, ideas for poems, shopping lists, travel journal, and a perfect gift for your hostess, friends or yourself.



October 6 - Resist Dyeing on Hand Felted Wool
This is my most popular workshop! Spend a whole day resist dyeing 6-9 felt samples with incredible colors and patterns. Dye Master will prepare and maintain different dyebaths on each day. We will be using Merino Needle Punch batts which we will felt before each class. Chad's whole giant collection of resist tools will be at your fingers. No experience necessary



October 7 - My Favorite Sketchbook
My favorite sketchbook opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials, and best of all, it features a textile cover. It will measure 6" x 6" sketchbook with hard covers and 120 pages of multi-media paper.
I will have a tool kit for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures. Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best.              


*OCTOBER 27-28-29, 2017 SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair)
Resist Shape Scarf workshop and Sales Booth
AG Center (across from AVL airport) Asheville, NC
Contact: Saffsite.com

October 27 Friday - Mokume Bark Resist Shaped Felted Scarf  
Art for your neck! Join us to learn to felt a full size fine merino scarf using a needle punch batt and then learn an ancient Japanese resist stitching method (but with a modern twist) to create bark-like texture and patterns. You will learn to do two different resist dyeing colors.I will be at my booth along with Jane Voorhees, selling books, resist felts, headbands and artwork. 



November 18-19, 2017 Voorhees Family Artshow
Woodward Avenue, Asheville, NC
Contact:  Face Book - Voorhees Family Art Show , www.voorheesfamilyart.org

December 2-3, 2017 - Studio Class 
Two Days of Hand Felted Resist Dyed Scarves : The Famous Airey Fairy Scarf and the Resist Shape Bark Scarf 
Chad Alice Hagen's Studio - West Asheville

Day One - The Airey Fairy
Just in time for the harshest winds of winter, this workshop will solve all your winter woes and banish those dreary grey days. Learn to felt the instructor's hand dyed merino roving and felt the popular Airey Fairy scarf.




Day Two - The Shape Resist Bark Scarf
Art for your neck! Learn to felt a full size fine merino scarf using a fine merino needle punch batt and then learn an ancient Japanese resist stitching method (but with a modern twist) to create bark-like texture and patterns. You will learn to do two different resist dyeing colors.




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2018 Workshops (coming soon)




4 comments:

  1. Hi Chad,I live in Australia, do you have any Workshop DVD's?

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  3. Hi there,


    Any plans to teach in the NYC metropolitan area?



    Cheers,
    Jill

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  4. Hi. Chad! I just wanted to tell you how much influence you had in my Fiber/Textile career. I attended a felting workshop with you back in the late 80's-early 90's at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Fiber Dept. headed by Professor Paulette Myers. I ran across this blog & quickly was taken back to that workshop of which I was so inspired! We sometimes don't take the time to give thanks/accolades to those who deserve it. I love your work of all media. Hope you get this comment. I'm researching blogs & artists that have influenced my art life & creating my own blog to inform, educate, inspire other artists needing that kind of spark through other artists I deem great! Thank you if I didn't thank you then, you are special in my heart & mind!

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