Natural Colour Exploration
– Dyes and Pigment with Ciara Callaghan

Five week Creative Course





Tuesdays
6.30–9pm


Autumn 5-week Term 1:
21 September – 21 October 2020

Autumn 5-week Term 2:
2 November – 2 December 2020

Half Term: 26–30 October 2020 (no teaching)


£140




Safety
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for complete beginners or anyone just needing a creative ‘jumpstart’ welcome.

What will be covered in the class?
In this course, participants will learn the conscious practise of natural colour making. Participants  will learn  about different fibres and their suitability for dyeing, how to prepare fabrics, explore different dyeing techniques and how to use modifiers to achieve varying results. We will learn about dye sources including food waste, foraged dyes and plants used historically in dyeing. We will look at how to extract pure pigment from dyes and use this to create art materials such as ink, paint and pastels. 

Each participant will receive plain tote bags to test dyes and will take home a dye journal filled with samples and records of their natural dyeing journey. Participants are also invited to bring in up to two small garments of their own to dye over the course of the sessions*

What will I need to bring?
Garments for dyeing.
*1 per week, no bigger than a t-shirt or an unlined dress and all of natural fibres.

Location
Art Room, only accessible using stairs.

Tutor 
Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.


Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Parklands
Milton Keynes
MK14 5DZ


We have limited opening hours for course participants and by appointment only.

If you would like to arrange an appointment or book onto one of our courses, please get in touch:

+44 (0)1908 608108
hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org

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