Eco-dyeing class at LOLA on Oct. 3
September 27, 2019
Plant materials cultivated and gathered from the wild, including remnants from the farmers market/produce aisle can create color used for dyeing. Eco-artist Debbie Jircik will explore natural materials for dyeing and printing on silk scarves in this Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) class, “Eco-Dyeing and Eco-Printing,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
In Jircik’s class students will use a contact printing method, and experiment with patterns made by leaves. Muted earthy tones in a fall color pallet will be created on silk. Each student will leave the class with an eco-printed and dyed silk scarf, sampler swatches of silk, and enough knowledge to continue experimenting on their own.
Jircik is a clay and paper artist, gardener, and food advocate from Eagle River. Her passion is working with natural and environmentally friendly materials and sharing the learning experience with LOLA students.
Cost of the class is $50 for adults and teens. Deadline for registration/payment is Thursday, Sept. 26. All materials supplied. No experience necessary.
An additional class has recently been added to the LOLA schedule. Back by popular demand, resident artist Wendy Powalisz will teach an “Intro to Watercolor Painting” class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Learn all the very basics of transparent watercolor painting. A “sampler” of watercolor techniques will be created. Cost of the class is $45 for adults and teens. Deadline for registration/payment is Thursday, Sept. 12.
Visit lolaartswi.com for more details or call 715-547-3950. LOLA Center for the Arts is located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. LOLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.