Natural Dyeing + Pigments: Painting and Surface Design

Natural materials can be used to create patterns, effects, and surface designs on textiles. In this 12 hour class, students will learn different ways to extract color from natural materials,  how to make all natural paints with natural dyes and pigments, natural resists, and many direct application techniques.

 

Natural Dye classes are offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. Morning Series classes do not come with free Open Studio time.

Silk Painting

Silk painting produces beautiful results and allows for a lot of creative freedom – like a water-color painting on fabric. In this class, students will learn and explore silk painting techniques using dyes and different resists.

 

Silk Painting is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.