Painting with Natural Dyes
Painting with Natural Dyes
Painting with Natural Dyes

Painting with Natural Dyes

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Registration begins June 15th.

Saturday October 19 
 10:00am to 3:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Location: First Baptist Chruch (kitchen) - 90 Victoria St. E

Cost: $85 + $30 material fee

Using only nature’s bounty, experiment with the ancient art of natural dyeing. From local grown plant dyestuffs and natural extracts, gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth and paper. Renata Britez will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and lightfast results with natural dyes, and share her tips and tricks for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resists, outlining the whole process from plant to ink matter. Leave with various samples on paper and in 3 different kinds of fibres, as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye painting ink recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home and small kit for you try it out  and make your own inks.

Student Materials: - Notebook or a binder with pages for notes and for
samples and note
- Apron
- We will be providing samples of fibres and paper for this class but  feel
free to bring your own shirts, tote bags to paint on them.

Dyeing can be messy, so dress in paint/dye appropriate clothes and shoes.