College of Fine & Performing Arts

Art profs demonstrate shibori for Art Inquiry Night at Wade King Elementary

Seiko Purdue demonstrates shibori fabric dyeing

Professors Seiko Purdue and Julia Sapin participated in Art Inquiry Night at Wade King Elementary School. About 120 students took part.

Art Inquiry Night is an extracurricular event put on by the school for students and their families. Each year the school has a country of focus. This year it is Japan. It was a perfect opportunity for Seiko to do a shibori workshop.

Shibori is the Japanese form of tie-dye. Seiko started the evening with a short lecture about the history of shibori, then introduced different tying methods.

Then the tying and dyeing began! Thanks to Carson Duncan, Benjamin Schieber, and Annie Payne for their help, and to Jaime Monsef and Kathleen Harri for the great pictures.

Students learn shibori, Japanese tye die technique
Julia Sapin's arms rinsing blue dyed fabric
Students learn shibori, Japanese tye die technique

Published

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:35pm

Updated

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 3:36pm