Workshops and Presentations
One and two day workshops are given throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons in the art of natural dyeing. Classes are designed to develop student's knowledge of the environmental importance, and ease of creating bio-regional color.
Presentations on the 'Ecology of Color' are designed to advance knowledge for both businesses and educational organizations who are interested in greening their supply chains, and transforming their educational curricula.
Contact Rebecca Burgess to discuss scheduling a workshop or presentation.
Scroll down to see a list of workshops for adults and children. Our first workshop of the year, takes place January 30, 2011. For more information take a look at our offerings below
Natural Dye Printing
February 9th, 2013
Natural Dye Printing
Learn to create patterns of color on organic cotton & wool fabrics with a range of plant dyes and inks.
We will screen print, paint, and stamp with botanic colors from a variety of flora without the use of any synthetic chemicals. If you like surface design and would like to expand your knowledge of ecologically friendly options, this class will cover many techniques for designing your ideal fabric surface.
Details coming soon at Richmond Art Center
Civic Arts Center
Natural Dyes & Local Resources
April 20, 2013
Details coming soon: Civic Arts Center
California is one of the most biologically diverse regions on earth.
There are practices that have been used for over 13,000 years by native populations to enhance our biological diversity and splendor. This native plant natural dye course reflects on ancient land management strategies, that when used today-- are a means of harvesting color for your dye pots.
Grow Kitchen Natural Dye Class
May 11, 2013
Bringing the botanic bounty of the garden into the kitchen for a day of dye making. We will explore 5,000 year old dye recipes from species like locally raised madder and indigo and combine them with over-dyeing processes from species native to California. Everyone will create their own range of samples to document the colors of the season and fibers of our region.
This class will include tea and snacks upon arrival as well as a healthy garden fresh lunch. California. Everyone will create their own range of samples to document the colors of the season and fibers of our region. This class will include tea and snacks upon arrival as well as a healthy garden fresh lunch.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
June 10th-14th 2013
Experience local color Tennessee style, we will explore the recipes that cover the bioregions of the Southeast, using the local fiber of the area as our palate. Discover the stories of the landscape as they emerge in the botanic and regenerative colors from the regional floristic province.