On Indigo & Rice: Indigo Dye Workshop with Candice Lin

Artist and Professor of Art at UCLA Candice Lin presented a workshop on indigo dyeing techniques for teens, high school and college students. Using a homemade rice paste for designs, participants explored the potential of food products to be used outside of the kitchen and examined their myriad uses across histories, cultures, and continents. On the occasion of her workshop with Active Cultures, Lin produced a booklet detailing methods of indigo fermenting and dyeing with katazome and shibori techniques, available for download and print here.

About the Artist

Candice Lin
Candice Lin works in Altadena, California. Her practice utilizes installation, drawing, video, and living materials and processes, such as mold, mushrooms, bacteria, fermentation, and stains. They received her BA in Visual Arts and Art Semiotics from Brown University, in 2001, and MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute,...
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About the Series

On Indigo & Rice is a three-part series of public programs guided by artists Charmaine Bee and Candice Lin. Across a workshop, conversation, and residency, this program series highlights indigo and rice for their parallel historical contexts and transformations across the Atlantic and Pacific


Active Cultures programs are made possible through the generous support of the Active Cultures Board of Directors; the Gatherers Annual Fund; and California Humanities. This program is also supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Special thanks to François Ghebaly Gallery.

Event Details

DATE: October 3, 2021 TIME: 11 AM - 1 PM

LOCATION: François Ghebaly Gallery


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