I use visual examples to show the children different ways they can dye their shirts to create different types of spirals. I teach the kids how to create the entire color spectrum using only fuchsia, turquoise and yellow. Upon request, for ages 8 and up, I do a coloring activity. We may even bust out the whiteboard. This interactive method helps to reinforce how to create the secondary colors using only the three primary. For the younger children, we teach it on a more age-appropriate level. They see what we teach them unfold before their very eyes. It is always so awesome to watch their eyes brighten as they see what they can create.
We use the same professional materials and techniques that I use as an artist. With proper care, they will not fade or bleed over time or from washing. See our washing and care instructions to learn more.
Yes, I have workshops where you can make mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. We are expanding beyond t-shirts, slowly but surely. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In most cases, no. The prewash detergent I use preps the cotton to better absorb the dyes. We also need the shirts before the day you dye. We need to prep and pre-soak the shirts ahead of time for better results.
Gloves and aprons are provided to protect skin and clothes. In art, like life, accidents can happen so we do recommend wearing clothing you don’t mind staining.
Worried about floors in your home? Fear not, I have 100×40 foot tarp to keep things tidy. I have even been successful conducting parties over white carpet.
Absolutely! Contact us to talk over options or browse the Events Calendar to join us at local events and festivals.
We have dyed with children as young as 18 months. We require a parent assist us as we work with children in general, but with the young ones, we wanna be sure they don’t decide to take a swig or dye their hair blue.