Local artist and instructor Lyn Verra-Lay talks about her practice of hand-dyeing scarves in this interactive Thursday Artist Talk organized by Surrey Art Gallery Association.
Lyn Verra-Lay's art journey has very often come from, and included, connections to her community. Whether exhibiting in a gallery, donating artwork to a worthy cause, or using green practices while creating, community engagement is an important aspect of her practice.
Her hand-dyed scarves fit into all these categories. Playing with colour combinations and different kinds of resists, she creates vibrant, wearable art pieces with silk, linen, and cotton. Verra-Lay will talk about the different dyeing techniques she uses, how to upcycle clothing with dyes, and some of her work sharing art in the Surrey community.
After the talk, there will be opportunities to participate in a simple dyeing activity and create a winter solstice piece to take home.
About the Artist
Lyn Verra-Lay has been a part of the local arts community for over thirty years. Art education from Douglas and Kwantlen colleges, plus her background in performing arts, have contributed to her creative works. Verra-Lay hand-dyes natural fabrics, upcycles pre-owned clothing, and enjoys mixed media art and photography. A children’s art instructor with Surrey Art Gallery and Clayton Community Centre, she’s also the Coordinator for the Youth Arts Council of Surrey, supporting youth in literary, performing, and visual arts opportunities. In 2017, Verra-Lay was awarded one of seven BC Culture Days Ambassador positions, representing the City of Surrey.
Dec. 1, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM