Discover the art of flower pounding on the grounds of historic Warner Castle, creating natural pigments with native plants and flowers. Students will learn how to express natural dye compounds found in the petals and stems of flowering plants and vines, and imprint them onto pre-mordanted muslin using pressure. The result is an organically "dyed" tapestry piece that will stay vibrant long after the snow returns.
Please note: If you would like to sit during class time, please bring a folding chair, lawn chair, or blanket. Chairs will not be provided. It is also recommended students bring sunglasses, a hat, and a filled personal water bottle to stay hydrated. There will be no indoor public restroom access during class time, however an outdoor portable restroom will be available.
This class is appropriate for ages 16+.
This class will take place outside on the grounds of Warner Castle, located at 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. Parking is available in the lot directly outside of Warner Castle, or along Reservoir Avenue. Students will walk with the instructor from the parking lot to the designated class area.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Tami Fuller is a modern fiber artist and educator, working out of East Aurora. Her studio work integrates the traditional foundations of hand-constructed processes with modern technique, using foreign objects and metal as she explores provocative concepts related to female life and experiences. Tami is passionate about inspiring and empowering a new generation of creators by teaching the fiber arts in new, modern contexts which are still strongly rooted in traditional technique. She teaches retreats and workshops throughout the North East and the Pacific Northwest, where her family has a large sheep farm that specializes in breeding rare breeds of sheep. She has shown in several group shows, and her work has received awards from NY Sheep and Wool.
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