Adire to Indigo: Resist-Dyeing in the Yoruba Tradition • June 13 – 16 • Gasali Onireke Adeyemo

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Gasali Onireke Adeyemo, Guest Teaching Artist

4 days • Tuesday, June 13 – Friday, June 16, 2023

10 am – 4 pm, daily

Nonmembers: $825, Members: $742.50


($206.25/day for nonmembers, $185.63/day for members, and $183/day for early birds!)

Register by March 28, 2023, to receive the EARLY BIRD rate. 

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Experience the richness of adire resist-dyeing with indigo in the Yoruba tradition! Join artist Gasali Onireke Adeyemo in this special 4-day workshop as he shares his knowledge of surface design and dyeing from his native Osun State, Nigeria. For over two decades, Gasali has been working with adire—a traditional technique of resist-dyeing with cassava root paste—and indigo—a plant with deep artistic, cultural, and medicinal value for the Yoruba people. In this workshop, participants will learn the complete adire process, from preparing the cassava resist paste to painting and stenciling with traditional Yoruba patterns to dyeing adire cloth with indigo. While the adire rests, Gasali will lead participants in Yoruba techniques of stitch-resist tie-dyeing. Create your own beautifully patterned yardage and garments for use in any number of future artistic projects, and expand your resist-dyeing skills to incorporate adire techniques and Yoruba indigo dyeing into your fiber arts repertoire! Materials fee of $40, payable to instructor at the time of class.

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Instructor Bio:

Gasali Onireke Adeyemo (he/him) is a textile artist and natural dyer who was born in the small rural village of Ofatedo, located in Osun State Nigeria. He spent six years at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture in Lagos, mastering the arts of batik, indigo dyeing, quilt making, embroidery, and appliqué. In 1995, Gasali’s artwork was exhibited in Bayreuth, Germany alongside the work of five other artists from Nigeria launching his career. In 1996, the opportunity arose for him to travel outside of Nigeria for the first time when he was invited to the University of Iowa to lead a series of exhibitions and workshops. He has since traveled the world sharing his knowledge of traditional Yoruba textile arts. He has taught at Arrowmont, Cross Culture Collaborative Inc., Fiber Arts Center, Peters Valley School of Arts, Snow Farm, and the World Batik Conference. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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