Unearthing Pigment: Natural Dyes and Earth Pigments

June 20 - 25, 2021

Kenya Miles  ·  travelingmilesstudio.bigcartel.com


Workshop at a glance

Discover the process and transformative material uses of earth pigments and natural dyes. Experiment with color to create oil paint, watercolor, lake pigments, and pastels.

Techniques

  • Working with natural dyes
  • Learning the origins and processes of making natural dyes

Materials

  • Raw natural materials for dye making
  • Pigments

Outcomes

  • Understanding earth pigments and natural dyes
  • Creation of paints, watercolor, and pastels from natural elements

Artist Bio

Kenya Miles is a co-farmer for the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative and the artist and alchemist behind 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. From the valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico to the red clay roads of Ntonso, Ghana, Miles has developed her process with years of wandering and apprenticing around the globe.
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Workshop Description

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 a 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  ·  materials list



Registration Opens February 1, 2021.

Call 865.436.5860 with questions.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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