Events Calendar

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Indigo Dyeing

Location: WonderLab Museum
Date: August 1, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Members: Free
Nonmembers: Half-price general admission ($3.50)
Audience: All ages

Indigo Dye PhotoEnjoy half-price admission during First Friday Evening as you explore the art and science of dyeing fabric with indigo! Textile artist Coley Gillespie, a graduate student in the Indiana University School of Fine Arts, will help guide visitors in preparing and dyeing their own fabric to take home. Each visitor will be given a cotton hankerchief and instruction on how to do one of three different Shibori binding techniques before dipping the cloth into a vat of dye extracted from the indigo plant. WonderLab scientists will offer fascinating demonstrations that highlight the chemical process by which indigo undergoes oxidation to turn from a bright yellow-green hue to a deep blue dye.  A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to purchase on site in the WonderLab café.


F. Rudolf TurnerIndiana Arts Commission with Ivy Tech – Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, and the National Endowment for the Arts