We live surrounded by rainbows. In this class we explore working with natural colors from the surrounding landscape to create a palette of natural hues. Students engage with their environment through plant identification, ethical harvesting and sustainability, deepening a spirited connection to the earth. Mapping our sensory experience onto cloth through alchemical color practices. We cover all aspects of getting started with creating natural color, working with fibers, PH modifiers, and mordants. Students leave with the skills to explore their environments with a new perspective.
Camping available for night of workshop onsite at our nature centre. See details below.
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Spontaneous Atelier creates living color healing textiles by colorist & herbalist Nicole Varney. Nicole is a multidisciplinary artist telling stories of ecological consciousness through her works. Creating textile art with handmade pigments & fusing Ayurveda elemental medicine into her pigments. She teaches for Fashion Takes Action and shares her holistic approach to natural color teaching workshops throughout North America.
Gamiing provides rustic camping with space for your tent, access to a fire pit, outhouse and dish washing station. Drinking water onsite is potable though we recommend you bring water so you aren’t having to constantly refill the big jug! We recommend you bring your food in a cooler and keep it in your vehicle while you are here to protect it from animals. There are 2 different spots on site with a light at night and a spot to charge devices.
We are a nature centre and ask you please do not bring plastic water bottles on site. If you do, we ask you pack the waste out with you.