Topics: Surface Design
This intensive, focused class examines the use of dyes and pigments as surface design materials. Using a combination of drawing, printmaking, painting and monotype techniques, students will learn the basics of fabric design. Various aspects of design, color, pattern making, presentation and narrative will be examined with an emphasis on idea development. These dyes are colorfast, permanent and yield incredible color. Students will produce samples and lengths of finished fabric; those interested in repeating the class will be expected to work at an advanced level and produce several finished projects. No previous dyeing or painting experience is necessary. A fee of $55 covers dyes and fabric. More fabric will be purchased from the instructor during the class.