Friday, April 12, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Come out to Oil and Cotton to check out our new collection of art supplies with a Scandinavian sensibility. We now carry Lyra Waldorf Selection Colored Pencils, Strockmar Wax Crayons, Artemis Plant Colour Crayons and many more new products! These are the art materials of choice, for the famous Waldorf School, who's belief that art making does not only function to strengthen the mind and mood, but also strengthens the character of the maker. These high quality supplies are sure to inspire creativity and imagination for your little artist.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Oil and Cotton spent Spring Break making beautiful natural dyed eggs with Natural Dye expert Sarah Westrup. Students learned about the Mexican American tradition of confetti filled cascarones. Empty egg shells were dipped in plant based dye solutions made from hibiscus flower, red cabbage, and red onion skins.
Students learned about value and color mixing with natural dyes in order to achieve our favorite colors. We then filled the eggs with confetti and draped them with tissue paper before the eggs were smashed in celebration for Easter. Visit our website to learn more about our upcoming Summer Art and Music Camps. We would love to share a day of fun, learning, and creativity with you!