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Natural Watercolor Paints Workshop

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join us in person at Garfield Park Conservatory to learn how to make natural watercolor paints!  

During this workshop instructor Kristin Field will guide participants through creating 3 natural watercolor paints from plants to bring home! Participants will learn:  

  • How to create a lake pigment from dye plants like marigolds and sulfur cosmos  
  • Which plants make colorfast paints and which plants do not 
  • Steps and ingredients for mulling your own natural watercolor paint  

Kristin has been working with and studying natural dyes for over 4 years and is the Adult Experiential Learning Manager with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.     

Class available for ages 18+   


General Registration – $100

Member/Volunteer Registration – $80

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application or contact Mattie Wilson at for more information. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Saturday, November 12th at 5:00pm CST.   

Accommodations: When you register for this workshop you will be asked to provide any accommodations requests. If you have any questions or would like to request an additional accommodation, please contact Mattie Wilson at, at least 72 hours prior to the event start.  

Please read our updated Covid-19 protocols (link opens in a new tab).  

Registration ends November 28th at 5:00pm CST.  

For all fee-based programs and tours, we are able to provide full refunds up to two weeks prior to the program date. Within two weeks, we can offer a credit for a future class, or a refund in the event that we have a waitlist for the program and we can fill your spot. 


December 3, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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