Spring Color: Natural Dyes of Portland
Tuition: $150 | Materials: $30
Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon! More info...
Come explore the hidden dye plants that dot the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon! In this one-day intensive, the ancient art of dyeing textiles with plants is given contemporary relevance as we explore the idea of local color. Students will learn to extract dye from plants, barks, flowers, and weeds found along the roadsides, parking lots, and garden plots throughout the city. We will use non-toxic mordants, plant & animal fibers (cotton, wool, silk) to create a journal of swatches and samples, recording the multitude of colors hidden in the world around us. Students will leave with 2 finished textiles and a swatch book.
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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