Acadia Senior College

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Designing the Surface—Applying Color and Pattern to Cloth

Shira Singer

Outdoor tent at ArtWaves, Town Hill
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of dyeing with fiber reactive dye, a permanent and versatile room temperature dye for plant based fibers. We will work on cotton, exploring different methods of dye application and experiment with printing and stenciling techniques. Each person will have the opportunity to create a variety of fabric samples. Absolutely no art experience is necessary to participate in this class.
About the instructor

Shira Singer is a practicing fiber artist with over 30 years experience creating dyed and patterned cloth, which she uses in her fabric creations for the wall or to wear. For 15 years she was the art teacher for the Ashley Bryan and Swan’s Island elementary schools and she has taught in numerous arts programs, both for adults and children. Shira has a MA in art therapy and is an art therapist in private practice. For more information and to see Shira's portfolio visit her website at

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