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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 300 - Fiber Arts and Natural Dyes

Semester Hours: 4

A course about eco-color and fiber arts. Students will research, harvest, and create botanical dyes from regional plants. The first half of the semester will be about making dyes, dyeing different fibers, and experimenting with safe mordents. There will be a segment on surface design using your dyes. The second half of the semester will be focused upon creating artwork from the dyed fibers/materials. Methods include, but are not limited to, basic felting, simple frame weaving, and fabric constructions. Topics to be introduced throughout the semester include: basic design and color theory, the history of textiles and dyes, and related environmental issues. Meets Visual and Performing Arts Intellectual Perspective requirement (VP).

Intellectual Perspective: VP