Monday, September 14, 2009

The Artist Village

One of my favorite things we have done so far has been a tie-dye workshop at the Artist Village. The artist's name is Babukar, and he lives here with his wife and children. The property used to be a village, but the people moved because there was bad luck there. When Babukar moved in, the place was run down, but he turned the village into his next art project. He planted trees and flowers, and built houses out of natural materials. The Hut shown is one of the possible rooms guests can stay in and it was painted by the SMCM group of Fall 2007 (Shane Hall). This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I really want to go back for a weekend.
The tie-dying workshop was a great success! We learned different techniques, and the colors were so bright! You can see the fabric I dyed in the post of clothes, Kaitlyn and I made ours into skirts. The first picture is of Babukar (in blue) and he is demonstrating photo-emulsion screenprinting.

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