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Diane Ricks
Diane Ricks is a multi-talented
fiber artist. She originally
studied advertising, until she
followed her passion in
fashion design. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. Upon graduation, she was asked to work as an assistant teacher at FIDM. This experience taught her two things: she loved fashion design and she loved to teach. Diane continued her journey when she opened her own company specializing in custom couture and costumes. Diane discovered many techniques to manipulated fabric with dye and paint to create unique surfaces. These fabrics are used to make wearable art and quilts. She was invited to participate in several Bernina Fashion Shows, a coveted honor in the world of wearable art. She taught at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California and Claremont Adult School. Last June the Chaffey Communities Museum of Art in Ontario invited her to have a show at their museum.

Diane has taught, lectured and shared her gift as an innovator in the field of wearable art around the country.

“Wearable Art is making a garment that is unique and artful; wearable and challenging.” – Diane Ricks

Workshop fee: Members pay:$70 prior to MAY 18.
$75 (check or cash) on the day of the WAC General Meeting MAY 19 and the day of the workshop MAY 20.
​Non-members pay $80.

Make the check payable to: WAC
Mail the workshop check to:
Rita Krieger, 758 San Simon, Claremont, CA 91711.
Please include the following: your name, address, phone number, email address, title and date of the workshop.
For more info about the workshop and supplies contact
Rita Kriege

​Or pay for the workshop on-line with Paypal.

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​​Workshop -
May 20, 2018

Diane Ricks –“Silk painting using photos as a reference”

Supply List

8 X 10 photos (2 to 4) printed on regular paper.
         simple is best, but they can be people, places or things
stretcher bars 11” X 13” or 10” X12”  
two pointed water color brushes   #2 & #4
about 25 push pins
small sharp scissors, plus paper cutting scissors
black markers: 1 Sharpie fine point, 1 Sharpie x-tra fine point
a few straight pins
Water container to rinse brushes ​

Supplies provided for $10  materials fee
2 pcs silk about 11” X 14”   
2 pcs backing  about 11” X 14”
tracing paper
Wonder Under
“FrXion” pen
Waxed paper

Diane will also provide the items below
Seta Silk and Dyna Flo Paint and palette
gutta bottle, tip and gutta
Hand Dyed silk scraps to make appliqués 

Students can sew the appliqués onto the painting at home after the workshop, unless the students wish to bring a sewing machine to the workshop.  Use color matched 40 wt rayon embroidery thread or 60 wt “Invisafil” thread.  The appliques will be securely fused to the painting when you take them home.
​If you have question email Diane at 
Check out Diane's Blog: wonderfulwearables.blogspot.com

Workshop Location: Bobbie Moon's house in Altadena 
Hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm with a one hour lunch break.

the locations of these workshops vary. Due to
increasing costs the workshops may vary in price. There is often an additional kit fee. REFUNDS can only be made for cancellations received before the first day of the month in which the workshop is held.