Instructor Renata Britez
River Art Centre, 8746 Main St. Florencville-Bristol
Cost: $50 + $30 Materials Fee
Space is limited. Call the Gallery, 392-9769, to register.
Get to know the colourful bounty of Maritimes flora by working with fresh plants foraged by Natural Dyer Renata Britez. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal & regionally relevant plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this age-old process. Students will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye, surface design techniques and leave with sample swatches in various sustainable fibres, a finished silk scarf dyed with local colour as well as informational handouts on how to repeat the process at home with local plants.
Renata Britez is a Textile Artist originally from Brazil and based in Fredericton NB. She is a graduate of the Textile Design Diploma program at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) and currently taking her Masters in Adult Ed at UNB. Her main interest falls in traditional printing methods and natural dyes. Renata’s work has been shown and sold across the Maritimes. She travels to teach textile workshops around the Region. In the last couple of years she taught in various festivals and events including the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Edventures NBCCD Workshop Series, SJ Arts Centre and ALMAG. Renata’s goal is to explore and share traditional textile techniques using natural dyes and fibres.
Learn more about Renata’s involvement with the Gallery this summer as Artist in Residence, Camp Instructor and Exhibitor.