Sharing Craft & Art,Tutorials and Interviews by Trish Goodfield, Author of "How to Teach Art & Craft", & "Beaut Braids".
Thursday, 20 May 2010
For the last couple of days I have been doing Dyeing Workshops with the Grade 5 kids from Good News Lutheran Primary School.
Every hour another group of 14 arrive and start learning about colour.The activity is more about learning how to mix colours than actually dyeing. Dye is just the medium we are using. I don't think they do a bad job for 9-10yr olds. They have created the secondary colours directly on the threads. No pre-mixing.
It's a slow process,everytime somebody adds some colour the group has to stop to take a photo. Trying to get a clear shot of their work is often impossible. At the end we have some pretty groovy threads, a not too messy dye area and have had a lot of fun along the way.