Going Green - Natural Dye Workshop

Date: 23 March 2024
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Uncover the magic of sustainable craftsmanship at our natural dye workshop, where artisans and creators are embracing a greener approach to artistic expression. Facilitated by the noted emerging contemporary artist Ujjal Dey from Santiniketan, who has been using and researching natural dye as a medium of creative expression for over a decade, participants will learn the basic techniques of the craft and create a piece of artwork themselves under the artist’s guidance.

By the end of the workshop, participants can expect to:
• acquire new skills and techniques in natural dyeing
• gain insights into the importance of eco-friendly mediums
• discover how to infuse traditional mediums with contemporary expression

What will you cover:
• Introduction to natural dye materials and preparation
• Basic dyeing techniques and applications
• Colour mixing and layering experimentation
• Guidance on creating unique artwork
• Tips for sustainable dyeing practices

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Recommended for 15 years and above.

About Ujjal Dey
Ujjal Dey is a contemporary artist pursuing a doctorate from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. With a background in textile and design from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, Ujjal's semi-abstract works explore tradition, rituals, ecology, and landscape. His doctoral research focuses on indigenous traditions and sustainable printing and dyeing techniques.