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Natural Dyes Workshop with Carmen Rosen (online)

Learn about the roots, stems, flowers, bark, leaves and fruits that can be used to create vibrant colours, including the types of mordants to use and how to shift colours by changing pH and temperature. Natural dyes are a compound of art and science – and a fun way to appreciate art and nature.

This event will take place over Zoom. Pre-registration is required. To register, email:

Carmen Rosen is a visual artist, singer, and interdisciplinary performer. She has a long history of initiating art projects and creative community-integrated projects. In 2010 Carmen received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, and in 2012 the Queen’s Jubilee Award for her art with the community. She has an Art History degree from UBC and a diploma from Emily Carr Institute. Carmen is the founder and artistic director of Still Moon Arts Society: inspiring vibrant and connected communities by creating art and nurturing a passion for nature. Through Still Moon( ) and in collaboration with many community partners, she creates the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, and other projects and special events shedding light on Renfrew Ravine, Still Creek, salmon in the city, and the community’s creative capacity. In 2016 Carmen created a major public art sculpture “Still Here” on Kingsway near Earles St. In 2017 she was an artist in residence at CACIS Centre for Art and Sustainability in Spain. In 2018 she collaborated with artists Paula Jardine, Cathy Stubington, and Robi Smith as Birds in Residence and Birds on Parade for the International Ornithological Congress and the Vancouver Bird Festival. In 2018/19 she co-created living mushroom sculptures “Mycelial Connections” and “Fruiting Bodies” with artist/mycologist Willoughby Arevalo. Carmen also loves natural dyes and has been growing the Colour Me Local Dye garden since 2019 to learn the process of dyes from seed to coloured fabric. You can see her TEDx talk online.


Aug 20 2020


10:30 am - 12:00 pm