Alchemy of Earth: Plant Meditation and Natural Dyes 3/13
Deepen your connection to plants, your source energy and creative exploration in this 2-part meditation and natural dye workshop. We will begin with a plant meditation journey, guided by yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner Gaby Colletta. This grounding meditation will also activate our senses through the plant, through touch, smell, sight, and imagination. Harnessing this power and connection to nature, textiles artist Kristin Arzt will lead you through intentional bundle dyeing. You will dye one small silk piece and one silk meditation shawl using materials that have been gathered in Oakland and beyond. Primarily, we will work with the rose as a source of inspiration and color, and will also incorporate accent colors from food waste, bugs, metals and more. Beginners welcome.
Dates & Times Friday, March 13h, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Skill Level all welcome
Instructors Kristin Arzt and Gaby Colletta
Raised on a farm in Western Maryland, Kristin had a childhood that was connected to her immediate natural resources. Once the natural dye and fiber arts bug bit her, she has been hungry to learn from teachers all over the world, from Oaxaca to Australia. Kristin lives in Oakland, California where she grows dye plants in her garden and splits her time between teaching and creating commissioned pieces. She is currently the Department Head of the Textiles Department at The Crucible, an arts non-profit in West Oakland, California.
Gaby is a Yoga & Meditation Instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor based in Northern California. Be it on or off the mat, she shares the Ancient teachings of yoga as a practice to re-discover the limitless potential that resides within each of us. Her experience is steeped in over 10 years of practice and study, with a focus on cultivating a deep understanding of one’s relationship between mind, body and heart. Influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra, Earth wisdom and somatic psychology, her guidance is grounded with intention and inspires intuitive discovery.