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Family First: Homemade Fabric Coloring

  • About This Program

    For our January Family First workshop, we will use household items to add a unique color pattern to everyday clothes. Similar to tie-dye, Kool-Aid will transform fabrics into a vibrant mixture of colors, each based on participants' preferences on color schemes. This art activity will turn your masks and socks into wearable art! The supplies needed for the successful execution of the workshop include:

    • Small plastic/styrofoam bowls
    • Plastic gloves
    • Colored rubber bands
    • 2-4 white masks, t-shirts, socks, or any other white cloth
    • Kool-Aid packets (Green Apple, Lemonade, Tropical Punch, Grape, Black Cherry, Berry Blue)
    • White vinegar

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

  • How To Participate

    The workshop will be streamed live via Zoom. Use/enter the passcode "28202". Click/tap here to access the live stream on January 9.

    Also, if you would like to watch the workshop live, please tune in to the Gantt Center's official YouTube channel here.

  • About The Teaching Artist

    Marcia JonesMarcia Jones received her Bachelors of Art in Fashion Design from Clark Atlanta University, completed studies at the Art Student League NY, and earned her Master of Fine Art in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jones served as a W.E.B Dubois Faculty Fellow at Clark Atlanta University where she was a Lecturing Professor of Art. Jones was selected by Fulton County Arts to attend The Caversham Printmaking Fellowship in South Africa, serving as a Visiting Artist at the University of Kwazulu Natal. In 2006, she received an invitation to attend the Spelman College Taller Portobello Artist Colony in Taller Portobello, Panama. Jones was awarded by the Historical Auburn Ave. Creative Council a nine-month Artist Residency at the Studioplex Arts Complex Atlanta, GA, and conducted her Visual Emotion workshops at the SE Woman Herbalist Conference. In 2011, Jones was selected as The McColl Center for Visual Arts Harvey B. Gantt Winter Resident, in Charlotte, NC. where she has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Central Piedmont Community College, The Art Institute, and Johnson C. Smith University Marcia is currently a Mighty Lion Art teacher at historical West Charlotte High School.

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