Offered: 2 Saturdays, 12/7/19 & 12/14/19,
Instructor: Donna Thompson
Location: Santa Cruz Art League
With their own unique designs, students will make a resist patterned textile pillow, inspired by the artwork of the Yoruba people from Nigeria in West Africa. Students will learn the dyeing technique of Adire Elecko (hand painted with indigo dye) to complete their Adire Oniko cloth (term for tie dyed fabric) on the back of their pillows.
The Adire Eleko cloth is a personal piece of art. It represents the artist and their family through the creation of patterns using symbolic and geometric designs. In this workshop, we will be using a starch resist that is like Adire and also a contemporary dyeing agent instead of the traditional indigo. The class will be broken down into two days as follows:
Day one 12/7/19 (12pm-4pm): Design & Apply resist
Day two 12/14/19 (12pm-2pm): Paint fabric, tie dye fabric, & make pillow
Bring three ideas for your design.
For instance: fur babies, hobbies, sewing, skiing, surfing, bowling, gardening, cooking, music
Donna Thompson B.F.A, M.A. in Art Education.
A professional art educator and practicing artist.
Retired Instructor, Art Education San Jose State University
Fulbright Faculty Exchange, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt/San Jose State University.
Twenty five years teaching art with an emphasis on world culture.