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class closed: Painting with the Earth

  • February 08, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • TWIL @ Manitou Art Center 513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs CO
  • 6


This class teaches students how to use earth minerals to color fabric.  Known as mineral painting, students will learn how to make and "mordant" fabric with soy milk and how to directly apply minerals to fabric using stamps, paintbrushes and thermofax screens.  Students will create samples using various fabrics to create a sample binder for future reference.

Materials fee: $25 covers materials

Student supply list:



sleeve protectors


label stickers


Number of hours for class: 5hrs, one day

Class Level: Fascination, all levels welcome

Member Price: $75

Non-Member Price: $85

Instructor: Melanie Audet

Instructor Bio:  Melanie Audet is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan.  She received a BA from Albion College and a  BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she learned how to use synthetic dyes.  She has continued her education by learning the art of natural dyes. She is the owner and proprietor of Melanie Audet Limited Editions and Twig and Berry Dyes.   Her love for textiles is more of a compulsion and she loves to share this passion with others.

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