Shibori 884x350.jpeg Horizontal TabsDescription Join fiber artist Rita Petteys in this two-day workshop to explore multi-color dyeing processes and learn two or more Japanese fiber arts techniques. Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019 Registration Fee: $275 (includes $50 materials fee) *K-12 Educators: Earn 12 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Join fiber artist Rita Petteys in this two-day workshop to explore multi-color dyeing processes and learn two or more Japanese fiber arts techniques: Arashi Shibori (pleating and tying) and Itajime Shibori (folding and embedding objects). Each technique will be shown in presentation and in-class demonstration. Examples of finished pieces will be available for participants to examine before they begin working on each technique. A discussion of the Ori-Nui Shibori technique will start on the first day of class, to give everyone sufficient time to prepare their materials. Participants will dye two scarves for each day’s techniques for a total of four silk scarves (14 x 72”). Topics to be covered include but are not limited to mixing and measuring materials (the goods to be dyed, the dyes and fixatives), color concepts, and extensive directions on resist techniques. Treat yourself to two days of creative enrichment, while expanding your knowledge of color and dyeing techniques and working with an expert instructor who will help you execute your creative vision! Faculty Rita Petteys Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies A materials fee of $50, included as a part of the registration fee, covers four rectangular silk scarves (2 per student, per day), resists for use in class, dyes and chemicals. Additional scarves may also be available for purchase from the instructor. This class is messy, so please wear an old apron (or wear old clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty/stained). Students should bring rubber gloves for hand protection, any resists they would like to use for a patterning effect, and a dust mask to wear while measuring dye powder.