This is a 4 day workshop. Ice-dyeing is an easy-to-learn, visually complex, and beautifully unpredictable form of tie-dye. We will dive head-first into a DIY ice-dye process, using a setup that can easily be re-created at home. Students will be guided through the entire process, beginning with fabric preparation and dye color selection, progressing to folding and stitch-resist techniques, and finishing with proper washout methods and the unveiling of our creations. Students will walk away with at least 3–5 items to be worn on the body, hung in the home, or otherwise repurposed. Special emphasis will be placed on the upcycling of old clothing, found textiles, and fabrics. Have something hanging out in your closet that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while? Let’s dye it! All dyes will be provided.
BOBBY GONZALES is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, whose work explores the intersection of painting, performance, and photography. His most recent exhibitions and performances include Spontaneous Remarks at the Chicago Artists Coalition and participation in Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; group exhibitions at the Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Galleries at Columbia Uni-versity and Zürcher Studio, New York; and solo exhibitions at the Vox Populi, Philadelphia, artist collective, of which he was an artist member from 2012 to 2014. Gonzales is currently the Print and New Media Studio Manager at Ox-Bow. He received his MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA in Painting from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.
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