Introduction to Natural Dyeing

March 29 - April 1, 2021

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

$250.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $200
Material Fee: $50
Registration Fee: $

Dates & Times
Monday, March 29th ~ 6-8pm EST
Tuesday, March 30th ~ 6-8pm EST
Wednesday, March 31st ~ 6-8pm EST
Thursday, April 1st ~ 6-8pm EST

This intensive virtual workshop will introduce you to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable natural dyes. You will learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric. Along the way we’ll discuss the history of natural dye use, and explore applications of pattern using both fresh plants and indigo. Each class session will open with a demonstration, followed by virtual open studio time for you to get your hands dirty and your questions answered.

A materials kit will be mailed to participants prior to the start of class and is included in the fee.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

By clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ button, you are agreeing to our Video Conferencing Guidelines.
1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see participants’ work and speak with them about it and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in their home.
2. Do not make audio or video recordings of lessons. Without the permission of the instructor, Peters Valley School of Craft and other lesson participants, this may be illegal.
3. Do not provide access to the lesson to anyone other than the registered participant.
4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Natalie Stopka

Natalie Stopka is a New York based artist focused on creative processes rooted in the materials and forces of the natural world. Her pursuit of historical surface patterning techniques includes natural dyeing, pigment extraction, marbling, and printmaking. These meticulous, layered processes incorporate materials grown in her studio garden, creating a seasonally evolving vocabulary of texture and color. She is a former Van Lier/Stein Family Scholar for Advance Study at the Center for Book Arts and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She maintains a studio and garden in New York.

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