Grounded in Place: Pigments on Fabric with Hannah O’Hare Bennett

03/16/2024 12:00 PM - 03/23/2024 02:00 PM ET


Earth pigments are finely ground minerals that have been used to make paint since ancient times, including some of the colors used in cave paintings. In the first session of this workshop, we will use soy milk as a binder to apply these rich colors to natural fabrics. This process produces an “antique” look that has many applications from art objects to garments. We will also cover ways of creating resists to block areas of fabric from receiving the color. The second session will include a demo of making pigments from natural dye baths, which can be used in the same way as mineral pigments. We will also talk about the meaning behind the materials, which can impact the content of art works made with these substances.

Live sessions for this workshop are scheduled as follows: 

Workshop Session 1: Saturday, 3/16/24: 12:00 -2:00 pm ET (convert timezone)

Moderated Meetup: Wednesday, 3/20/24: 7:00-8:00 pm ET (convert timezone)

Workshop Session 2: Saturday, 3/23/24: 12:00 -2:00 pm ET (convert timezone)

All sessions will be held via Zoom Meetings and Saturday sessions will recorded. Video recordings will be available the same day of each session and are accessible to participants through the end of 2024.

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