19. Primary colour dyes with a twist - Mark E Malachowski - Saturday July 20th - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
In this class/workshop, we will work to create a complete and harmoniously dyed pysanka or batik egg using only the primary color dyes.
Participants in this class/workshop will:
Students will have a drawn out and waxed design on their own goose egg.This part can be a homework assignment or completed at the retreat prior to class.But, participants should have ready and bring to class a completed waxed egg – ready to be dyed.
In class choose just one of the primary color dyes and use this color dye to dye their entire egg so the egg is a solid color.
Use a paint brush to apply on the egg the other two primary colors creating secondary color mixtures and incorporating the blending techniques and color effects covered in my classroom demonstrations.
I will demonstrate and share:
Review/practice how to blend one primary color dye into another to create a secondary color mixture.
How to blend or create a gradient of colors – a transition from one color to another.
Practice how to use vinegar to blend and fade one color dye on the egg
introduce how to lighten one dyed area with vinegar creating a transition of color from dark to light.
Cost: $30 CAD per student.
Maximum: 25 participants
I am an artist and consider myself a painter but, like to explore and experiment with other mediums.I have been designing my batik eggs since 2002 and been hosting weekend Batik Egg Workshops in Cleveland for many years.Recently I’ve taken my workshops on the road with a couple “Pop Up Batik Egg Workshops”.In October 2022, I hosted along with Linda Hupert the second annual “Pysanky On The River” batik egg event in Cleveland, Ohio and will be hosting POTR again in October 2024 with Linda Hupert.
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