November 6 SCAA Art Class : Art of Fabric Floor Coverings

SCAA Staff

An ART Class of Crafting to Make Fabric Floor Cloths 

Class will be approximately three (3) hours on November 6, 2021 (SATURDAY) from 10am to 1:00 pm.

Limit: 5 students. Pre-registration and payment required. No walkups on day of class. Registrations close prior to class start date.

Want to create functional art for your home? A perfect class for beginners and amateurs with minimum painting skills required. All students need to bring to this class is their imagination and a desire to create art to take home.

The class will teach student the art of making floor cloths and the skills of how to use actual vegetables (potatoes, carrots, celery, and radishes) as stencils to create the leaves and blossoms or the current or holiday design for the floor cloth.  Participants will work on the art creation, take home a sealer to apply to the floor cloth at their leisure for a finished handmade project. Finished fabric floor cloths will be about  2ft. by 3ft. in size.

The instructor for the class is Susan Hurst, a talented SCAA artist, who takes basic items to create beautiful things for your home, or for you. She also creates art and functional items using recycled pieces. Her Creation Station at SCAA’s last event featured crafts such as bracelets making. Susan’s view of the world is creating something or reimagining it as a handmade piece of art.

About the ART of Floor Cloths: Susan would like you to learn more about this craft. “A floor cloth is a folk art dating back to the mid 1800’s. To many, it was considered a poor man’s art form. Wealthy families were discovering hand loomed and woven rugs to adorn mansions, while those less fortunate still had rough plank or dirt floors in their tiny shacks. One day, at the nearby docks, a man watched as new sails were hoisted on a ship. He gathered the old canvas sails and gleefully thought of many uses for the old tattered canvas sails. One thought for the old sails was to cover the splintery plank floor of his simple shack. A crude drawing, a mixture of paint, some primitive form of varnish, and the floor cloth was born. As the drawings became more detailed, the wealthy took hold of the idea and commissioned private artists to create works of art, to not only protect marble and tiled floors, but to add flair to common areas such as kitchen floors or large pantries. Learning to tell the history of a floor cloth is as simple as the design. A primitive design such a rooster tells the story of struggling servant, while an intricate floral design or that of a checkerboard tells of wealth.”

The fee for the class is $80 for non-SCAA members and $60 for SCAA members for class which will take approximately 3 hours. Fee includes supplies.

Student Ages 15 Years and older.

Suggest students wear appropriate clothing or bring along an apron or covering for this art class.

The SCAA Art instructor may contact confirmed students regarding public health protocols for this session.

More SCAA Art Classes are scheduled. Check website event page, or sign up for emails. If you wish to become an SCAA member, visit the SCAA JOIN tab. Thank you.

NO WALK INS DAY OF CLASS. PRE-REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT REQUIRED FOR ART CLASS AT SCAA at 3899 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, GA. Visit SCAA website for details. No refunds unless SCAA cancels class.

Limited number of students and on-line registration may not reflect total class registrations on-line as students may opt to register at SCAA events.

Check registration closing date as it may close 24 hours prior to event. More SCAA art classes to be posted. Artist instructor applications accepted. Visit SCAA social media accounts and/or sign up for monthly emails.

  • Art of Crafting Floor Coverings
    October 10, 2021 - November 6, 2021
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Venue Phone: 864-571-0597

3899 Brownsville Road, Building 100, Powder Springs, Georgia, 30127, United States

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