Natural dyes are a fun and beautiful way to create colour fields and patterns in your art projects. In this class you will learn how to prepare mordants and dyes for use with paper, and will experiment and play with different paper types and dye applications to create one-of-a-kind designs. The focus will be on dyes that can be obtained easily from your kitchen and garden.
This class runs for two weeks on Thursday evenings, June 20 & 27, from 7-9pm. In the first week we will discuss how to prepare and work with dye materials and mordants, and will prepare our papers with a protein mordant for dyeing. In the second week we will immerse, dip, draw, and paint our papers with a variety of dyes. You will make and keep at least 7-10 sheets of various watercolour, printmaking, and handmade papers to use in your own projects.
Space in the class is limited. To secure your spot in the class, a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required. Register in person at Levigator Press or call 519-991-4972, or click the REGISTER NOW button below to register and pay online.
Class prices are subject to HST.