Intro to Natural Dyes & Inks:
Using Natural Color in your Artwork
Learn about the endless possibilities and magic of creating color from plants and vegetable waste!
Using locally foraged plants, such as coastal sagebrush and eucalyptus bark, in addition that you can easily found kitchen waste, like avocado pits and onion skins, participants will be introduced to the basics of creating natural dye and ink.
In addition to learning the basic process of natural dye, we will also dye small pieces of various types of fabric and paper to be used for future artworks and collage.
Participants will take home:
Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring any scraps of fibers, plant or animal based, such as fabric scraps or paper, to play with!
Students are also encouraged to bring jars to take home dye.
about the Guest instructor
Sofia V. Gonzalez
Sofia V. Gonzalez is a Northern California native currently living and working in San Diego, California. Raised in Marin County, California, Sofia is inspired by her natural surroundings and uses processes of sewing, staining, and color to explore her sense of place. Sofia received her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2014 where she focused on furthering her skills in textiles and natural dye techniques. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States including California, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.