Join River Takada-Capel in one of her many textile and mixed media workshops.  Hosting a variety of workshops at community centers and pop-up locations.  Want to get notifications about new workshops?  Sign up for the mailing list at the bottom of this page.


RIVTAK Indigo Workshop

Indigo Dye Workshop

Join me, River Takada-Capel, in Durham for a informative indigo dye and itajime shibori workshop hosted at my home studio in Northgate Park.  

Indigo Dye Workshops will be hosted in Durham April-October 2017.  Workshops are 1-2 days long and will be offered on Tues+Wed, and Sat+Sun.

Each workshop is NOW on SALE $65 per student (a $75 value), cost includes materials and snacks:
- One 5 gallon bucket and Indigo Dye concentrate and reactive chemicals for each student
- Tutorials on Itajime Shibori, a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string/rubber bands.  This is an ancient Japanese tie dye technique.
- 2 yards of white, natural fabric.  
- Clamps, resists, rubber bands, gloves and other studio supplies
- Resource list for continuing indigo dyeing beyond the workshop!

This class was not only really informative, but the best deal ever. I got to try all different types of fabric and different folding methods and keep all the fabric I made. We each got our own dye bath as well - so the fun can keep happening! River not only knows a lot about indigo, but also is a great teacher. She answered all my questions and if she didn’t know the answer was willing to explore the possibilities. She even adjusted the schedule to allow us to be in the shade and have more time to learn. I will totally be taking another class with her and would recommend her classes as a gift to someone you love or for yourself! Thank you River!
— Megan Alise Carroll, 2016 Student Testimonial
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Wedding Craft Parties

Planning for that special day with your friends and family?  Want to commorate a bridal shower with a fun DIY activity which can help you check some wedding tasks off your list?  

Let me help you plan the perfect project for your party and gather the supplies with you.  I can be there during the party to help out individuals and lead with demonstrations; or I can just come to help with set-up!

Workshops can include dyeing fabric for table cloths, Indigo Dyeing and other colors; stamping or screen-printing, creating photo back drops, etc.

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Sewing Workshops

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Teaching class rooms at The ArtsCenter, Carrboro; The Scrap Exchange, Durham.

One-on-one classes.  Work by the hour at your home or at River's Studio.  

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Screen Printing

In this beginner surface design workshop, we will explore low tech processes in getting your design on a screen and ready to print!

Screen printing can be a precise and professional looking tee shirt, or it can be an original mono-print art piece. In this workshop we will explore the in-between and learn the fundamentals to pulling a clean image onto fabric and paper.  In this workshop we will talk about the ways to get your image on a screen to make small batch prints without the use of chemicals or a dark room!

Each student will be provided supplies to create their own design as a stencil and share class supplies to walk away with some original prints.

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Going To Market - Sharing your handmade items at a Craft Market

River has been selling her handmade items at street fairs, craft markets and music festivals for 10 years!  It's an exciting way to meet new people, share hand crafts and gain valuable feedback directly from the public.  Currently working one-on-one or in small groups.  Email to set-up a 2 hour workshop.

RIVTAK Kids Workshops

Kids Workshops

Hosting the best birthday party ever?  Looking for a fun summer day in the back yard?  Wanting child care with a focus on motor skills and art?  River teaches mixed media classes to age groups 7-17.

Click through below to see what kinds of workshop you can request, or places in the area where you can enroll your child into art workshops with River!

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Are you interested in hosting a party?  Looking for creative instructors?  I'm happy to work with you on creating a workshop to fit your needs and schedule.  

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First hour consulting free; supplies and rates vary due to workshop type, duration and travel needs.