ONSITE: Exploring Color + Plants on Cloth: Natural Dyes + Ecoprinting
Deep dive into the wonder of plant color! Learn to understand the aura of your favorite plants through the natural dye process, while exploring the plant life all around you. In this class, we will explore bundle dyeing, a practice of discovery at the crossroads between art and science. Together, we will collect leaves, flowers, and weeds to create botanically printed patterns on cloth.
- Students need to bring leaves and plants from their home that they want to use to print and experiment with.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
- Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Alex Foster is a fiber-based artist, living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Foster uses natural dyes and printing with plants on fabric to better understand the natural world. They received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers and Material Studies from James Madison University in 2015. A deep love for fabric has led them to work as a studio assistant for Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart Florida, an internship as a costume stitcher for the American Shakespeare Center, and two work-study fellowships at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Foster has exhibited artwork in cities across Virginia. They recently taught a natural dye workshop at Fiddlehead Farm and Apothecary and an Indigo+Shibori workshop at Studio Two Three in Richmond.See More Classes By Instructor