Indigo Dyeing

Jamie Root [ view artist bio ]

 Indigo dye is called the “king of colors” with a rich history in the middle east, Asia, West Africa and South America most notable.  This dye requires an understanding of pH and adjustments to the dye solution for protein or cellulose fibers.  Students will see the fascinating reaction to oxygen as fiber is removed from the dye bath.  Presentation may be focused to address the historical, cultural or chemical studies of the students.


 A 2-3 day residency can be arranged. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at



Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day; Residency materials fees to be determined, please inquire. A $110 planning meeting is required for the 3 day residency. / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Open year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: good ventilation, covered outside space is ideal. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.3 1.3 Knows how people define and use resources.1.5 1.5 Knows how people depend on, adapt to and change their physical settings.4.1 4.1 Knows the approximate location of major continents, mountain ranges, and bodies of water on Earth.11.1 11.1 Knows how visual, aural, oral and kinetic elements are used in the various art forms.15.1 15.1 Understands the visual arts in relation to history and culture.15.6 15.6 Knows how different media, techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.

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