Learning about Natural Dye

Surface Resist and Dye

Color Through Nature investigates a variety of plant, insect, and mineral materials to explore the variety of color which can be extracted from these elements. Immersion dyeing with resist methods and direct application of printing, painting, and stenciling will be studied. Guest artists and designers will visit to share their expertise on natural dyes. Both MICA and non-MICA students will comprise this course, and together, work on developing yardage and unique fabrics for an exhibition and fashion event as part of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative.