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Postponed: Natural Pigments & Dyes

March 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 3, 2020

In light of recent developments with the COVID-19 virus, we have postponed this program. We will update this page with the most up to date information and get in touch with anyone who is currently signed up for this program.

Natural Pigments & Dyes: A dynamic 6-week course on consecutive Sundays afternoons 1:00pm-3:30pm March 22nd- May 3rd, except Easter Sunday on April 12th.

Teaching Artist Bio: Katie Vota is a Chicago-based artist working to create interactive environments and objects that engage viewers in ideas of shaping identity.

Vota received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2010, magna cum laude) and a Studio MFA from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago (2015). She was awarded a US Student Fulbright Grant (’11-’12) to study traditions of Andean Back-strap Weaving and Natural Dyeing in Cusco, Peru, with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

Working collaboratively, participants will learn the fundamentals of natural dyeing- the process, the materials (fibers), the plants— covering multiple styles of hot and cold process dyes, as well as methods for direct color transfer. This knowledge will be applied to a project of their choosing, utilizing an array of fibers techniques covered in the class. At the start of the series, individual abilities and confidence levels will be assessed to ensure a quality experience for all participating. Each student brings with them an innate set of skills and perspective which will be encouraged throughout the series, and personal style and self-expression are emphasized.

Accommodations: At Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance we hope to accommodate you in you having your best experience. We have Assistive Listening Devices available at this program; if you have a request for accommodations, please contact Mattie Wilson at or 773-638-1766.

Scholarships: Scholarship applications are now closed for this program.

Cancellation Policy: If you find this class no longer works for you, we will gladly refund your money if it is more than two weeks prior to the class date. If it is within two weeks, we can either move your registration to a different class date (if applicable), you can use the money as a credit towards another class offering before the end of our fiscal year (June 30), or if there is an active waitlist, we can try to replace your spot to then provide you a refund.


March 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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