The Creative Outdoors: Natural Dyeing with Megan Williams

Join local artist Megan Williams for a morning of natural dyeing! Using the pigments of marigolds and indigo, campers will learn the history of dyeing fabrics and objects, explore the process of natural dyeing, and leave with their own dyed textiles.

Jun 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

About The Program

Come explore the outdoors with creative eyes. Dive into the intricate world of trees, soil, critters, patterns in nature, and more. We will meet at the Outdoor Discovery Center where we will explore and create artwork based on what we’ve learned. You’ll meet professional artists and naturalists, and make connections between art and the outdoors that are bound to spark your curiosity about the world around you. Dress for a mess and prepare for adventures!

Join local artist Megan Williams for a morning of natural dyeing! Working specifically with marigolds and indigo to create vibrant yellows and deep blues, Williams will lead campers through the practice of extracting pigment from plants to create dye. Campers will learn about the long history of dyeing with plant-based pigments and explore how modern-day artists use this technique in their work. Using the handmade dyes, resist techniques, and their own imagination, campers will dye their own textiles to take home!

Come explore the outdoors with creative eyes. Dive into the intricate world of trees, soil, critters, patterns in nature, and more. We will meet at the Outdoor Discovery Center where we will explore and create artwork based on what we’ve learned. You’ll meet professional artists and naturalists, and make connections between art and the outdoors that are bound to spark your curiosity about the world around you. Dress for a mess and prepare for adventures! Join local artist Megan Williams for a morning of natural dyeing! Working specifically with marigolds and indigo to create vibrant yellows and deep blues, Williams will lead campers through the practice of extracting pigment from plants to create dye. Campers will learn about the long history of dyeing with plant-based pigments and explore how modern-day artists use this technique in their work. Using the handmade dyes, resist techniques, and their own imagination, campers will dye their own textiles to take home! OUR GUEST ARTIST | Megan Williams is a fiber artist and owner of Adventure Textiles. Based out of Grand Rapids, Adventure Textiles “focuses on the process of creating woven, handspun, and felted textures enhanced with natural fibers and the endless possibilities of natural dyes.” Find her at www.adventuretextiles.com/ or instagram.com/adventuretextiles/ OUR PARTNER | 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

Our Guest Artist

Megan Williams is a fiber artist and owner of Adventure Textiles. Based out of Grand Rapids, Adventure Textiles “focuses on the process of creating woven, handspun, and felted textures enhanced with natural fibers and the endless possibilities of natural dyes.” Find her at www.adventuretextiles.com/ or instagram.com/adventuretextiles/

 

Our Partner

 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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