Winter Natural Dye Workshop with Ciara Callaghan

Two Day Creative Course

Wednesday 2nd and Wednesday 9th March



Gift vouchers available

We are booking up to 8 people on this course however this is subject to change based on government guidelines concerning Covid 19.

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.

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
A dyeing workshop exploring the dyes we can access in Winter.

Nature always has colour for us, even when the leaves are no longer on the trees and the flowers are gone. In this workshop we will explore barks, roots and the few Winter plants at our disposal as well as looking to the compost heap for potential dye sources in the form of kitchen waste.

We will explore techniques for ensuring colour fastness of dyes and modifying colours, as well as some dye resist and printing.

Each student will leave with a selection of colour swatches and samples and some ideas of how they can be sewn into functional objects.
What will I need to bring?
All materials are included.

We will spend some time in outdoors if weather permits so wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear for the time of year.

Art Studio, the art studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. We will also visit our outdoor garden space during the course.

Ciara Callaghan is a natural colour and textile artist based. Her work is an exploration into being present and finding calm in the making process as well as functional textiles as fine art objects and the history of a piece of textile art from dyeing and making through to the relationship of owning.  Ciara creates a learning environment where you can slow down and leave busy life behind you as you learn new skills and enter the flow state of making.

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.

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