This is the registration for one of five CTLE workshops being offered as a part of the JOURNEY Arts in Education program's teacher professional development series.
Sustainability and Environmental Eco Printing
Date: October 11th, 2022
Where: Huntington Fine Arts (In-Person Only)
266 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn, NY 11740
TIME: 4:30 pm–7:30 pm (space is limited)
Textile and Teaching Artist Oksana Danziger will discuss the principle of eco printing with various leaves and plant materials (fresh or dried) which possess tannins that have the innate ability to print permanent color onto fabric fibers when combined with the proper technique and procedure. Eco printing is directly related to the art of dyeing with natural plant materials. The process usually involves some form of heat and pressure to create a distinctive print. Historically, the dyeing of fabric with natural plant material has been around since 100 A.D. Applying heat to a vessel of dye and submerging the textile is simple, however, the retention of the color through time and laundering is a challenge. Lately, sustainable art forms have become very popular. We can make the process experimental and creative using natural sources of dye. We believe designing in sustainable ways will impact the entire world. Hopefully one day, this will be a reality and the norm and it will help protect future generations and the environment. At this workshop we will make a scarf using an eco-print of leaves and flowers.
CTLE Credits – 3 (STEAM: Cultural, Sustainability and Environmental Studies)
COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2022-2023 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost is $50 per workshop.