Color Grows in the Garden

Summer 2019 First Session
Olympia
Day and Weekend
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Dyes are substances that impart color to other materials such as fibers (including fabric, paper, yarn, and baskets). In this 4-credit, 6-day Intensive, we learn to identify plants that yield dyes, practice the art of dyeing with plants, gain appreciation of and care for plants in the Indigenous Arts Campus gardens, engage in color journaling, and explore color in various cultural contexts, including among the Coast Salish. Specifically, students will develop:

  • Understanding of the principles, complexities, and basic techniques of dyeing with natural materials
  • Knowledge of plants that provide various hues with emphasis on those that can be harvested locally
  • Ability to carry out plant research, prepare plant profiles, and create a dye sample book
  • Experience cultivating relationship with plants, place, & color through color journaling and garden care

Students may expand upon this course through more personalized and/or in-depth work in an Independent Contract or Internship.

Registration

Summer 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

First Session (4): 40013

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

arts, education, Indigenous arts and education, botany, cultural studies, sustainability, horticulture

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$60 for dye lab supplies and garden tools

Schedule

Time Offered
Day and Weekend
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

SAL 102 - Food Safe Lab
Location
Olympia