Aug 16, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Conjuring Colors: Color Blends

Taught by: Kathy Hattori

Workshop Fee: $600.00

This is a course on how to blend colors using natural dyes in unexpected combinations to create beautiful results. The palette will be developed on natural fabrics including hemp, cotton, silk and wool. We will work with natural dyes in extract and liquid form, different mineral salts and indigo. Pre- and post-dips in iron, pH color changes or other substances will add a new dimension to the palette. This is an immersion dye workshop but many of these techniques may be adapted for painting, printing and surface design. Each student will take away a swatch folio of many different shades, recipes and techniques for future study and experimentation. We will also discuss strategies for leftover dye baths including making simple lake pigments, overdying and other ways to extend these precious colors.

Materials Fee: $150-$165 Paid at time of workshop.

Overview and Supply List

11 in stock

(please choose all meals if you are staying on campus.)
We ask students to purchase a meal plan. Our chef can accommodate most dietary needs so please note any restrictions you want us to be aware of on the checkout page.