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Botanical Relief Printing – Virtual Art Class

November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2021

Photo of printmaking Supplies including linoleum, roller, carving tools and paint. There are also two flowers in the photo, one yellow and one orange. There is a background image of green leaf prints.


*Please note, the class dates for Botanical Relief Printing – Virtual Art Class have changed. Please see below for current dates and information.

Join us for a virtual 6-week botanical relief printing class!

In this beginner’s printmaking class, artists will learn alongside printmaker-educator, Sarita Garcia, in all forms of relief printmaking. In this 6-week class, artists will gather inspiration through the vast plant life at Garfield Park Conservatory, from root to flower. Together, artists will carve their own block, use a variety of inks and colors, to be later printed onto various surfaces such as fabric and paper. This course will also encourage intergenerational learning to celebrate each person’s connection to the botanical environment that surrounds them. Get ready to carve, cut and roll!

Class available for ages 18+. Students must live in Chicagoland Area.

Classes will take place virtually on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm Central Time from October 12th-November 16th. Students will have the opportunity to attend one in-person class. Date TBD. A virtual option will still be available for those who prefer to join from home. Students will also gather virtually on one additional day for a culminating event. Date TBD by students & instructor.

Class Fee (materials included):
General Registration $250
GPCA Member/Volunteer $200

Class materials will be picked up at Garfield Park Conservatory. Multiple pick-up dates will be provided. Unable to pick up supplies? Email for alternative arrangements.

Instructor Bio: Sarita Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL and born and raised in South Texas. Garcia received her BFA with a major in Fiber & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently receiving her Masters of Art in Arts Education at SAIC through their influential Arts Education Degree Program. Her work is informed by architectural spaces of her vernacular culture using an image archive to talk about consumerism, identity and cultural hubs. Garcia has exhibited her work in multiple institutions in Chicago such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Art Department, ACRE and Sullivan Galleries. Nationally Garcia has shown in Laband Art Gallery Los Angeles,CA, City Gallery San Diego, CA, and Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio, Texas. Garcia’s pedagogy is also practiced through facilitating and maintaining an open printmaking studio for young people in the heart of Pilsen.

Accommodations: Autogenerated captioning is provided for all virtual programs. When you register for this event you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests including but not limited to: ASL interpretation, closed captioning, transcripts and more. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact Sara Cortes at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.

A limited number of scholarships are available! Garfield Park Residents will be prioritized. Please fill out this Scholarship Application or contact Mattie Wilson at

Registration ends October 22nd at 10:00am Central Time


November 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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