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Reverse Pigment Dying ~ Spraying, Stamping, Stencils

Instructor: Karen Zukas

Ages: 10 up

Format: 2 1/2 hour workshop

Date:  Saturday

Time:  4:00 to 6:30

Course Fee: $45.00.  Bring a couple of dark or medium colored plain; black, navy, deep green, red, dark purple etc. t-shirts, tank tops, shorts...  All other materials included, stamps, stencils, spray and spritz bottles, bleach, protective cardboards, adhesives, tape etc.

Reverse Pigment Dying ~ Spraying, Stamping, Stencils

  • Some of the coolest t-shirts I've seen mysteriously look like magic photos of leaves or some other radio-graphed image.  I finally found out that it's done with bleach.  Come and experience the fun of transforming a plain garment into what will soon be one of your favorites.  Make them for your friends and siblings or just keep them all yourself.   Be sure to wear clothes that you don't mind getting a little bleach gets ubiquitous (not only that, it gets everywhere !) many times have you wondered how you got that bleach spot on something.

  • Karen Charbonneau Zukas is a graduate of Tufts university and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with a master’s degree in education from Western New England University. She is a recognized portrait painter and potter and former columnist for the Bulletin in Boston. She has been teaching various subjects, primarily advanced ESL, fine art, writing, test prep, debate and humanities; at universities, preparatory, public, private and international schools and community ed in Boston and now locally for over 35 years. She and her family moved back to the south coast in 2013. She is currently working on a book which is a series of short animal stories from her personal experiences. She is the proprietor of Peasantware Pottery in New Bedford and the founder of The New Bedford Art and Cultural Emporium at Kilburn ! Email: 

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