Mycology & Color: Mushroom Dyes, Paints & Inks

Teacher: Julie Beeler | Date: Sun, 11.03 , 10am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $185 | Materials: $25
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Calling all artists and textile enthusiasts! Curious about fungi? Have a love affair with color? Combine your interests and explore the realm of color created from mushrooms. More info...

Join artist, farmer, and creator of the Mushroom Color Atlas Julie Beeler for this jam-packed one-day workshop and learn to use mushrooms to create vibrant dyes, pigments, paints and inks! 

Beginning with an overview on how to identify wild pigmented mushrooms, Julie will walk students through the basics of mushroom dye techniques, mordanting, making dye baths and dyeing fibers. The dye baths will then be transformed in the process of lake-making, to extract mushroom pigments that can be used in a variety of forms. Play with turning mushroom pigments into paints and inks – exploring different ways to mix, bind and apply the pigment with natural materials. 

Students will learn ways to store and use their pigments and everyone will leave with a mushroom color chart of dyed wool fibers, a mini accordion book to record and capture pigment colors, and an instructional craftbook including mushroom pigment and dye recipes. 

No previous experience necessary, although a fantastic workshop for practicing dyers.



Want to learn more about Julie's art practice and the origins of her new book, Mushroom Color Atlas? Join us for a lively conversation with Julie and WildCraft founder, Chelsea Heffner at SATOR Projects, Saturday, November 2nd from 5pm-7pm. As part of the closing event for Julie's exhibition, Take Root, she and Chelsea will discuss her work at the intersection of nature and art. Copies of Julie's new book will be sold to raise funds for WildCraft's ACCESS program! This event is free and open to the public.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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