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:
Location: TWIL @ Mantiou Art Center 513 Mantiou Ave Manitou Springs, CO
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.