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Natural Dyeing for Print

Instructor: Patricia Miranda
Friday, July 13 through Saturday, July 14
2-day workshop, Friday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$300 members, $350 non-members

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This immersive and exploratory workshop creates colors from natural dyes and pigments including minerals, bugs, and flowers, and employs a variety of water-based paint binders, grounds, and techniques. Artists will explore the creation and use of a variety of natural colors, such as malachite, cochineal, purple iris flowers, buckthorn berries, indigo, and oak gall focused on their use as pigments for use on paper for printmaking and painting. Supports include a range of hand and machine-made papers, fabric, and canvas; and water-based binders such as gum arabic, rabbit skin glue, PVA, egg white and egg yolk tempera.

Patricia Miranda is an artist, educator, and curator, using interdisciplinary projects to make connections between art, science, history and culture. She is founder of MAPSpace, a project space in Port Chester, NY, where she founded a collaborative workspace residency program. She has been Visiting Artist at Vermont Studio Center, Heckscher Museum, and University of Utah, been awarded residencies at I-Park, Weir Farm, and Vermont Studio Center; an artist grant from ArtsWestchester/NYSCA, and was part of a yearlong NEA grant working with homeless youth. Miranda teaches in the BFA program at Lyme Academy College at the University of New Haven, and MFA program at New Hampshire Institute of Art. Miranda develops STEAM education programs for K-12, museums, and institutions, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Franklin Furnace. She has exhibited at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; Cape Museum of Fine Art, MA; the Belvedere Museum, Austria; Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.

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Image: Patricia Miranda, Tether, Cochineal- dyed doilies, oak gall-dyed sissal twine. oak gall dye from foraged galls

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  • Note taking material
  • Participants are encouraged to bring in papers to experiment with
  • These papers can be lightweight Japanese papers, rag papers, etc.. As long as they are not heavily sized papers (aka watercolor papers)
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