Class Title Nature's Palette: An Eco-Dyeing Exploration
Mixed Media Mess Maker
Eco-dyeing is all about capturing the essence of nature on paper and fabric. Co-creating with nature can give us a stack of goodies that we can use in any of our creative projects, from handmade clothes and home goods to hand bound journals and collaged canvases or wall hangings. Tiffany will share a wealth of information based on her personal process and experimentation with plants, food, and other natural sources for dyeing. You'll leave with enough information to get you started in crafting your own natural dying and printing projects. Tiffany will also will share some of her favorite dye and "eco dying"(bundle printing) options and alternatives.
In this class, students will spend the day dyeing and steaming papers, using “bundles” to create yummy results, then unwrapping them to see what goodness they've created with nature as the muse! Students can also bring organic fabrics, like silk, cotton, linen or wool, to make extra fabric textures to incorporate into their bundles.
Experience Level: This session is for all skill levels.
Kit Fee: $30 USD Your kit fee will be due to the teacher at the start of class. It is easier if you bring cash in the exact amount of the fee.
About Tiffany: Tiffany will tell you that art changed her life. She always loved crafty things and fiddled with just about everything you can think of. She grew up with artists all around her, from a mom who could do anything (she never seemed to struggle or need to practice), to a brother who plays any musical instrument he tries. Then there was Tiffany, for her, art (and anything creative) seemed hard! So she retreated and told herself she didn't have any talent. Except for talking! It took some time, a person or two inspiring her, and of course the discovery of art journaling to bring us the Tiffany we know today. From forming beads for jewelry to painting on cardboard for 100 days in a row, Tiffany channels life’s challenges into painty messes. She says she is flabbergasted and humbled that people want to learn from her and honored that she gets to share her journey with so many other creatives. Tiffany is the founder of The Ugly Art Club, the creator of more than 400 Youtube videos, and the innovative mind behind Southern Gal's Designs. Follow and connect with Tiffany on Instagram.