UAB Department of Art and Art History: Pop-up Studios

Pop-Up Studios

Pop-Up Studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The studios provide visitors an opportunity to work with visiting artists, faculty and student who will conduct demonstrations allowing participants to explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities, artworks for purchase and more formal classes.

Studios are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.



Silkscreen with Traditional Indian Motifs
When: April 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: AEIVA room 250
Instructor: Doug Barrett
Seats: 20
Description: Screen Printing, or Serigraphy, is a form of stenciling that first appeared circa 960 AD and is used to print decorative and commercial designs on signage, fabric, paper, metal, glass bottles, etc. During this workshop, participants will use the ancient silkscreen technique to print traditional Indian fabric motifs onto paper. Each participant will receive a print created during the workshop.
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Traditional Paste Resist and Indigo Fiber Motif
When: April 9, 1:300 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: AEIVA room 250
Instructor: Professor Doug Baulos and UAB Alumni Bhavna Krishna
Seats: 20
Description: In this workshop participants will experiment with wax resist and other dye processes on organic cotton. Wax can easily be printed or drawn on fabric and dyed several times in a fermented indigo or other natural dye bath, and participants will gain experience with various traditional ways to design using natural dyes including print, paint, or tie, and then dye in the vat. We will experiment both with traditional wooden blocks and look at patola yarn dyeing and weaving, as well as bandhani and leheria. The workshop will discuss using soy milk, alum and how to create natural dyes, and we will look at how India has used natural dyes for Kalamkari Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh. We will also discuss the difference between natural and synthetic dyes as well as why some dyes are more eco-friendly.​
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