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“Weaving Threads: Natural Dyes at the Intersection of Art & Science”

December 12, 2022 2:40 PM – 4:00 PM

Pratt Textile Dye Garden

Student Scholar Ana Codorean, in collaboration with Pratt faculty members Heather Lewis, Gina Gregorio, Isa Rodrigues, Cindie Kehlet and Christopher Jensen, worked with Brooklyn’s PS270 in “Weaving Threads: Natural Dyes at the Intersection of Art & Science.” Part curricula building, part community art project, come celebrate this STEAMplant project on December 12th in the Pratt Textile Dye Garden.

Over the course of five lessons, 4th grade students from PS270 explored natural dyes through the lenses of ecology, botany, chemistry, history, and weaving. Using yarns dyed from plants in our garden, the students drew inspiration from the textile works of indigenous peoples and each wove a portion of a collaborative quilt which will be on display.

This event is sponsored by the Academic Senate, and will take place on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, in Cannoneer Court in the Textile Dye Garden.