with Shanna Robinson
Cost: $50.00 for NAA Member; $60.0 for Non-member
(Plus $15 material fee paid directly to instructor)
Shanna Robinson has been making art from whatever material expresses her purpose for more than 30 years. Working in textiles, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking, she creates a varied body of work connected by a love of the natural world. Robinson is Professor of Art at North Central Michigan College, where she teaches art history, textiles and design.
Let's fan the flames of that romance!
Learn the secrets of a totally natural indigo vat made using kitchen ingredients, create patterns on cloth by clamping, tying, and stitching, then marry the two for exciting results! Students will go home with the indigo vat recipe, shibori handouts, and pieces of dyed cloth.
Indigo, fructose, lime, stirrers, burners, pots, buckets and strainers, cloth, shibori handouts and tools
Needed on site:
Extension cords, drop cloths, access to hot and cold running water, heat-proof surfaces for burners, sinks for clean-up, tables and chairs
Apron, gloves (long gauntlet gloves, not disposable), dust mask, scissors, needle, upholstery or buttonhole thread, strong cotton yarn or string, 5 – 10 one-quart sized yogurt containers with lid or ziplock bags, black Sharpie marker, old towels. Dress for mess.
Optional: canning jar lids, washers, disappearing fabric marker, marbles or pebbles, pieces of 100% natural cloth