Indigo blue has held a significant place in many world civilizations for thousands of years. This class will explore indigo with multiple techniques and projects that highlight this dye’s natural beauty. We will make natural indigo vats that are reliable, easy to produce, remain viable for the long term and use environmentally friendly ingredients. Each class will build skill with the dye by exploring the surface design techniques of a different region of indigo history, such as Japanese country textiles, West African cloth traditions, Indian block printing, and European woad. You will learn care and maintenance of your vats for home use and finish up with a thorough investigation into the mystery that is indigo blue. This class is a series, with one class meeting per month on Saturdays. Actual class dates are: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 9, 2017.
Taught by Judilee Fitzhugh
$285 tuition + $45 studio fee
This class is a series, with one class meeting per month on Saturdays. Actual class dates are: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 9, 2017.
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Register through the OCAC website: https://community.ocac.edu/courses/indigo-series