Weekend of Blue – Indigo Dye Workshop

$ 180.00

“Weekend of Blue” workshop at Paperhouse Studio will take place May 13th and 14th, 2017. The class will include making a pre-reduced indigo vat and exploring with Shibori techniques (resist dyeing) of folding, stitching, clamping and binding with a range of handmade paper. A selection of Canadian made flax and cotton paper along with washi (Japanese paper) will be available for participants to explore and achieve various results. Further experimentation on dyeing with paper will be covered as well. Paper can be scrunched, creased, wrapped, multi-dipped and brushed with dye. The final sealing of the indigo with gelatine sizing and then flat drying is a traditional method that results in beautiful dyed papers that can be used in bookbinding, printmaking, paper cutting, paper folding and any other paper arts. By practicing, experimenting and intuitively working with resist techniques in paper, participants will become more adventuresome and create their own unique works.

Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th 2017
2 day class, 5 hours each day
11am – 4pm
Instructor: Flora Shum

‘Weekend of Blue” at Paperhouse Studio, is an integral part of the project “In the Spirit of INDIGO”, funded by the Ontario Arts Council. This workshop is subsidized by the OAC grant. Artists participating in the workshops will have the opportunity to have their work selected for these exhibitions.*

*Please see below for further information about “In the Spirit of INDIGO“.

Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience required.

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In the Spirit of INDIGO

by Propellar Centre for the Visual Arts

Weekend of Blue” at Paperhouse Studio, is an integral part of the project “In the Spirit of INDIGO” that was awarded a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. The project is organized by the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (Propeller) in partnership with the Japanese Paper Place (JPP), Paperhouse Studio, Colour Vie Studio and Bravo-Sud, and offers several workshops over the next three months and two parallel exhibitions to be held August 16 – September 3, 2017 at Propeller and JPP respectively.

Artists participating in the workshops will have the opportunity to have their work selected for these exhibitions.

For additional information on the project, please email Michelle Letarte at michelle.letarte16@gmail.com and Sharron Forrest at sharronforrest@bell.net.

Bravo-Sud, Colour Vie Studio, Japanese Paper Place, Paperhouse Studio and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a publicly funded independent agency of the Government of Ontario, fostering the growth in Ontario’s arts communities by funding individual artists and arts organizations in all disciplines and all regions of the province.

In appreciation for the kind donations of materials from The Japanese Paper Place, Papeterie St-Gilles and Papeterie St-Armand.