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Groovy Teens! Tie Dye Summer Camp

Are you "dyeing" to tie up some shirts and learn the art and science of textile dyeing? Let's make some rainbows together in this week long virtual camp!
Astrid Turner
803 total reviews for this teacher
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50 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week

13-17

year olds

3-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I've been a professional dye artist since 2014, when I opened my own artisan business custom dyeing babywearing wraps and carriers, apparel items, quilting fabric, accessories and more. I've led many in-person and online during workshops for homeschoolers and adults, and manage online communities to educate others on dyeing fundamentals. 
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Students will be required to acquire the following in advance (supply list upon enrollment explains in detail): - Days 1 & 2: Tulip One-Step tie dye kit (the kit with bottles and dye pre-measured, available at most craft and hobby stores), or any type of fiber reactive dye (a popular brand is Dharma Trading Co, available online only). Another brand often available locally is Jacquard or Dylon. ***Important: Please avoid Rit brand dyes!**** - Day 1: Rubber bands: at least 4-5 med-large size - Day 1: item to dye must be 100% cotton. A plain white t-shirt or tank top is preferred. Day 2: another t-shirt or any cotton fabric, such as a scarf, fabric fat quarter or yard, or other cotton item. - Powdered fiber reactive dye, if possible, or leftover dye from previous day. - Soda ash solution: washing soda (Arm & Hammer; see supplies list). Day 3: item must be wool, nylon or silk. Suggested items include silk scarf, wool yarn, or nylon shirt or tights. If selecting a nylon item, please ensure the tag says 100% nylon and not polyester or a different synthetic blend. Silk scarves or handkerchiefs are easy to find online or in local stores, and make great Waldorf-style play silks as well. If you choose wool yarn, tie it into a skein prior to class starting. - Kool-Aid packets (1 packet per ounce of fabric/yarn, or as many colors as you will want to use). Make sure they are unsweetened (no sugar added)! Preferred colors: red, blue, yellow and blue - White vinegar and microwavable glass bowl - Microwave All 3 days of camp will require: - Gloves - Face mask - Liquid measuring cup (ounces) that will not be reused for food prep - Teaspoon that can be used for dyeing only and not reused for food prep - Plastic Saran wrap or plastic grocery bag - Warm water Watch a video on how to choose your supplies here: https://youtu.be/arT6SwK4v0M
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The fiber reactive dyes are not toxic in liquid form but do contain warnings about inhaling the powder, so please provide learners with a mask when handling the powder. Dyes are highly concentrated and very messy. Please ensure learners are dressed in appropriate play clothes and in a covered area that can be easily cleaned, as dyes will stain and may be permanent on any cellulose surface (including wood counters, chairs, cloth furniture, rugs, etc). The dyes will also stain skin, so be aware that this camp may result in rainbow-colored fingers and/or toes for a day or two, even with gloves! Soda ash/sodium carbonate is also known to irritate sensitive skin; I will be demonstrating ways to avoid coming into direct contact with the soda ash solution, but gloves are recommended for this reason as well. 

Teacher

Astrid Turner
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Unschooling Art Teacher
803 total reviews
752 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to Outschool! I am an unschooling mom of three, certified dance instructor and professional artist. I studied dance, theater and music at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA and am a certified instructor through Dance Teacher... 
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