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Pacific NW Botanical Drawing with Natural Dyes

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Pacific NW Botanical Drawing with Natural Dyes
Melissa DeTroy
Date and Time:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$240 plus $20 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

This will be a fun, three step process oriented class. Students will learn the process of dying paper for the background of their drawing; using coffee and other natural dyes. Students will have three days to process their paper, find a subject from nature to draw and learn/practice basic drawing techniques for the final execution of the drawing. Students take home a finished piece, extra dyed paper and a sense of joyful, creative spirit!

About the Instructor(s)

Melissa DeTroy had the opportunity to study with great masters in France and Italy. She received her BFA in Illustration in 2005. Melissa is fascinated by using natural resources to unfold compelling drawings and paintings.

In addition to being an artist, Melissa has also taken the path of health, wellness and healing. Studying Holistic Nutrition, Food Therapy and later Yoga, Reiki and much more.

Melissa is excited to take you on a fun creative journey. Her intention is that the creative process be uplifting, and a way to reconnect to nature and oneself.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Color pencils

• Pencils

• Pens

• ink and/or drawing medium of choice

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Dyes for the paper

• Extra color pencils and drawing supplies

• Arches watercolor blocks and paper

• Bowls/bins for mixing dyes

• Close pins for hanging paper

• String to hang paper

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