ONSITE: Walk, Clip, Print: Ecoprinting on Fabric
In this one-day workshop, mindfulness, natural-dyes, and textiles collide to create a communal art-making experience. Students will be taken on a guided walk around The Fan District and learn how to identify plants that can be used for natural dying and eco-printing. Students will explore and create eco-prints on fabric, ink-transfer prints on fabric, and hammer/paint printing on fabric. Students will leave the class with knowledge of how to prep and dye fabric using plants (eco-printing), how to paint and ink-transfer/stamp with plants, and what to look for when searching for plants to naturally dye with.
- Please wash your fabrics in the washing machine (normal settings, warm water) and dry before bringing it to the workshop!
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit visarts.org for more information.
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About the Instructor
Aspen DeRosa is a multimedia artist, teacher, and student of life. Their work celebrates play and mindfulness and seeks to create space for curiosity, pause, and joy. Using their day job at a Montessori school as inspiration, Aspen creates multimodal installations that engage all senses and consider all physical and mental abilities. The work is highly collaborative and adaptable for the viewers to engage with. Aspen’s work is heavily based on material explorations, including papermaking, natural fabric dyes, screenprinting, sound, mold-making, video, photography, performance, etc., to address topics related to play, mindfulness, and work/life balance. They received their BFA from VCU in 2019 in Photography and Film. They spent 2 years at the University of Iowa expanding their sculptural skills and teaching experience before coming to VisArts.See More Classes By Instructor
Social Media: @theteacheraspen