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Painting with Natural Dyes (Afternoon) Class

Painting with Natural Dyes
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:30–4:30 pm

Fee: $89

Using only nature’s bounty, experiment with the time-honored art of natural dyeing. From organic homegrown plant dyestuffs and natural extracts, gain knowledge and experiment with the direct application of paint onto cloth. Liz Spencer will demonstrate the proper methods for achieving wash and lightfast results with natural dyes, and share her tips and secrets for advanced techniques using natural thickeners and resists, outlining the whole process from plant to painted composition. Leave with your own original painting compositions on a silk scarf, as well as informational handouts outlining natural dye painting techniques and recipes to recreate this beautiful art at home.

No experience necessary.


Liz Spencer


Acer Room

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