Unearthing Pigment: Natural Dyes And Earth Pigments
June 7, 2020 – June 13, 2020
In this workshop students will discover the origin, process and transformative material uses of natural earth pigments (mineral and oxide clay) and natural dyes. Participants will study colorants from an historical lens and experiment with applications of earth pigments and natural dyes and their uses in alternative forms such as paint, watercolor/gouache, lake pigments and pastels. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Kenya Miles is a lead gardener at the Natural Dye Initiative in Baltimore City and is the artist and alchemist at Traveling Miles Studio, a one-woman textile and fine art studio utilizing sustainable materials from earth pigments to natural dyes. Her work honors ancient practices while drawing on a distinctive contemporary voice. Miles has traveled the valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico to the red clay roads of Ntonso, Ghana to develop her process with years of wandering and apprenticing around the globe.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.