The World of Dyes, Resists and Fabric - Mary Hertert

Western Colorado Center for the Arts - OFFSITE: Color Creek Fiber Art

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016
OFFSITE: Color Creek Fiber Art 1150 N 25th Street, Unit B Grand JunctionCO  81501
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016
OFFSITE: Color Creek Fiber Art 1150 N 25th Street, Unit B Grand JunctionCO  81501

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What's Included

$35 paid to instructor on first day. This class will be an extensive foray into the world of dyes and resists on all types of fabric. Students will learn to work with chemical resists such as wax, potato dextrin and gutta, as well as mechanical resists like wrapping, clamping, stitching, silk screen or airbrush and color discharge. The class will also introduce students to fiber reactive dyes for cotton or silk, acid dyes for silk and polyester dyes for synthetics. The fun to be had is endless. The results will amaze you. Mary sets up different stations and exercises to work through that demonstrate the various processes. Your last session is creating a final project using any of the demonstrated methods. These four-week sessions are open to both beginners and more advanced practitioners. For those who’ve been through the sessions before – you can treat this as open lab and work on your own projects. Lots of flexibility. Mary Hertert owns and operates Color Creek Fiber Art in Grand Junction. Her mission is to promote, teach and demonstrate all that is possible with dyes and textures on fabrics. Her studio is an open, working studio, and she encourages everyone to come dip their fingers in the Color Creek experience. Visit for more information.

About This Organizer

The Art Center is a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions and the acquisition, care and display of a permanent art collection.


Inspiring educational classes and a commitment to providing access to art for all people have been at the heart of The Art Center's mission since for over 60 years. "Participatory," "experiential," and "artist-driven" are words that describe the variety of programming from traditional to contemporary offered year round. Everyone can take the creative plunge through educational activities that are free and open to the public or provided at low tuition rates thanks to generous donors and sponsors. You can even apply for one of our need-based scholarship. Everyone should be a part of this vibrant creative community, and now there is no reason not to pick up a brush, a dirty piece of charcoal or even throw a bowl on the potter's wheel. Welcome to The Art Center, where creativity is life altering.

There is a class request list if you do not find what you, your child or teen are looking for. The Art Center holds five class sessions every year in painting, drawing, bookmaking, photography, glass and much more. Our programs seek to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity.


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  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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OFFSITE: Color Creek Fiber Art 1150 N 25th Street, Unit B Grand JunctionCO  81501
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