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17 Elm Street
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

716-655-1015

MUSEjar is a dynamic art studio and carefully curated art shop, built to foster creativity and inspiration in both artists and aspiring creatives. We offer a wide variety of workshops and private events for all ages.

Workshops

Fun and creative art classes for adults and kids. Our schedule is full of painting, clay, drawing, wood burning, and DIY classes. 

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Botanical Dyeing - Hapazome Technique with Svanur

Join together in communal creation as we deepen our plant dye technique skill set. Hapazome is a printing modality using natural materials which allows you to create patterns and color quickly with the use of a mallet. We will create two pieces one with the hapazome technique and another with bundle dyeing. For those who have attended previous bundle dye classes, we will be learning new folding forms for our fibers.

Note - Your item may cure for days or weeks to deepen and mature the color. It is experimental and should be enjoyed as such. Take your pieces home to cure by leaving them in a cool dry space out of direct sunlight. Or unfold outside as soon as you desire to see what you and the plants have co-created. Once you remove plant material from fiber hand wash in cool water with a ph neutral soap, hang dry out of direct sunlight. Botanically dyed pieces shift with time and the elements, creating a living piece of art. You may notice color changes or fading over time depending on the materials chosen.

Ages: 16 years and up - beginner to intermediate

Materials: Botanical dye stuffs including food scraps, herbs and floral waste will be provided along with two pre-treated pieces of linen.  Students are welcome to bring their own natural fiber garment to experiment with as well.

Instructor: Nicole Vescio of Svanur

Botanical alchemist Nicole Vescio works with plants on many mediums. From growing flowers and herbs upon her urban farm to wildcrafting and ethically sourcing materials, skin care, body care, energetic healing, and art. A meditative look into allowing plants to guide us, opening ourselves to a deeper connection to the planet which we reside. Cultivating a nourishing relationship between earth and self, reflected in the many ways life (Botanics) can be translated into healing.

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NOTE: All classes require a minimum number of students to run. Please sign up in advance to help avoid cancellation due to low registration. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified prior and receive a full refund. Please read our class policies.