Natural Dyeing 45 Minute Lecture/Demonstration

Jamie Root [ view artist bio ]

Natural Dyeing


Students learn how textiles have been dyed at various periods in cultures around the world, and discover how different fibers and mordants yield different colors using the same dye pot. Classes may keep the samples. Solar dye pots may be set up and left for classes to study. This workshop can be a 45 minute Lecture/Demonstration or 2-3 day residency.


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

Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day; Materials Fee: $15 per class; A residency requires one $95 planning meeting / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30 students

Availability: open year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: natural dyeing

Requirements: For Residency only: A well-ventilated room; tables; a source of electricity and water nearby. The artist will bring all materials needed, including hot plates to cook dyes, paid planning meeting.

Standards: 5.6 5.6 Knows the ways that families long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, art, religion, community celebrations, mementos, food, and language.9.9 9.9 Understands the structure and properties of matter.15.1 & 15.8

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