Indigo Dye Workshop


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Indigo Dye: Fabric Arts Workshop WITH SHELLY BANKS


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$80 + $20 Supply Fee

Class Limit: 12 Students

Any Skill Level – Youth or Adult

This is a class that offers so many pleasant surprises!

Using indigo is an ancient artform, thousands of years old in fact. Learn how to dye natural cloth with indigo dye – it starts out green and turns many shades of blue, according to what you do with it.

Not only that, but you can fold the cloth, stitch it, scrunch it with rubber bands, wrap it around all sorts of everyday objects like bolts to create patterns in varying shades of blue.

Or apply your ingenuity and come up with new techniques! Shelly will have many ideas that you can try out, too.

About the Instructor: Shelly is an award-winning coloured-pencil artist who also enjoys teaching indigo dyeing, acrylics, glass painting and how to make beeswax wraps. She loves exploring a wide range of mediums. Her current passion is oil painting as it creates so much luminosity and vibrancy. She has taught for The Paint Spot for over 6 years now – she loves it!

To see more of Shelly’s work, check out her website and Instagram:


Instagram: @shellybanksart

Check out more classes with Shelly!

Most supplies are included in the supply fee.

The Paint Spot will supply: Indigo dyeing materials (indigo dye, soda ash, sodium hydrosulfite, synthrapol, rubber bands)

You Bring:

  1. Your own natural fabric to dye: rayon, cotton, or linen up to 12 x 12” square. You can also bring silk, but please note you must treat it by soaking it in white vinegar after class.
  2. 5 pairs of Nitrile or disposable gloves.
  3. Suitable art clothes, hand towel, notepad, lunch, drink, and your own PPE (mask and hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Indigo Dye Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta

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