The Creative Outdoors: Cooking up Colors w/ Rachel Hefferan

We’re turning the Outdoor Discovery Center’s outdoor classroom into a fun-filled laboratory! Join local artist Rachel Hefferan for a day of discovery and artful experiments with natural dyes. Cooking down plants like red cabbage and utilizing pH containers with vinegar & soda ash all make for an environmentally friendly natural dyeing workshop!

Jun 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

About The Program

Come explore the outdoors with creative eyes! Focused on the intersections of art, science, and play, young explorers will use art as a means of inquiry into the natural world, where the artistic process mirrors the scientific method of questioning, experimenting, and evaluating. Take the time to see the beauty and creativity abounding in every aspect of our lives, through hands-on-making, creating, and exploring. You’ll meet professional artists and naturalists, and build connections with the wonders of our amazing world. We’re turning the Outdoor Discovery Center’s outdoor classroom into a fun-filled laboratory! Join local artist and environmentalist Rachel Hefferan for a day of discovery and artful experiments with natural dyes. Cooking down plants like red cabbage and utilizing pH containers with vinegar & soda ash all make for an environmentally friendly natural dyeing workshop!
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Rachel Hefferan

Rachel Hefferan is a “homesteader, fermentation nerd, and hopeful environmentalist” whose textile works focus on ecology and microbiology. Rachel’s weavings reference microbial communities and patterns, enlarging and entangling the microscopic into the material world of textiles. Rachel lives and works in Michigan, and kicked off the SCA’s 2022 exhibitions with her here,within. | woven worlds exhibition that features her intricate and weaving.

Outdoor Discovery Center

The Outdoor Discovery Center is advancing outdoor education and conservation in West Michigan. Their inquiry-based style of programming allows students to learn about and experience nature and culture in a hands-on manner with offerings for all ages and audiences.

This offering will be hosted at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s campus: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423. Pick up and drop off will occur in front of the Visitor Center by the main entrance

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