Ages: 7- 12
Instructor: Sarita Westrup and Analise Minjarez
Explore the earth and the heavens using plant dyes and pigments created with specimens of this world! Use natural dyes to paint a desert scene bandana with cochineal, design and dye a talisman necklace made of felt, indigo resist a constellation fabric painting, weave a mountain landscape with watercolor paper & botanical inks, and more! Students will learn the art and science of natural dyes, how to use them, and how to soft hang all fabric artworks so they are ready to hang on the wall. We will also pay homage to contemporary natural dye artists while looking at the rich history of textiles arts from the USA.