Experience the electric colors you can conjure from the urban color palette of San Francisco. By experimenting with seasonal weeds, produce waste and other unsuspecting sources of awe inspiring natural dyes, artist and author Sasha Duerr will lead your exploration of local and seasonal color. You'll learn to dye a full spectrum of summer hues mapped from local plants. You'll create your own seasonal color palette, learn simple surface design techniques, and dye a a very special project from an array of colors sourced from our very own city!
This hands-on class includes snacks made from the plants we are using for dye, beer, and wine. Guests are also welcome to BYOB (nothing hard, please) and to brown bag additional food.
Sasha Duerr is an artist, designer, and educator whose work is the cross-pollination of biodiversity and the revival of seasonal and local plant-based color. Sasha is the founder of Permacouture Institute, which explores regenerative design for fashion and textiles. She is a professor at the California College of the Arts, where she develops curriculum at the intersection of slow textiles and social practice. Her work has been featured in American Craft Magazine, The Huffington Post and The New York Times. She is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes (Timber Press/Workman 2011) and Natural Color (Waston-Guptill/Ten Speed Press 2016).
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