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Printmaking: A Virtual Senior Series

February 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until March 29, 2021


The Garfield Park Conservatory has teamed up with Teaching Artist and Printmaker Sarita Garcia to offer an 8-week online printmaking course with older adults, age 55+, that takes place in the comfort of your own homes!

In this class, we will be experimenting with different methods of printmaking, such as block printing, patternmaking, silk screen and natural dye printing. Create one of a kind prints using leaves from your garden, sew printed textiles for your own garden tool bag, and make printing inks using foods from your kitchen. This course will also focus on the celebration of natural dye printmaking styles. Automated live captioning is available.

This course takes place on Monday’s from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on the following dates:

February 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Culminating Event: TBD by Students

Class price:

General – $240

Volunteers/Members – $192

Materials: Thanks to the support of Aroha Philanthropies, all supplies are covered for students in this class! Materials will be available for pick up by appointment at Garfield Park Conservatory.

Scholarships are available! Please fill out this Scholarship Application or contact Mattie Wilson at for more information.

Sarita Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL and born and raised in South Texas. Garcia received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a major in Fiber & Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Her work is informed by architectural spaces of her vernacular culture using an image archive of markets to talk about consumerism, identity and cultural hubs. These “Fantasyscapes” showcase a vocabulary of iconography as a means to empower and remix the reality of these spaces. Garcia has exhibited her work in multiple cultural 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 named Yollo Lab.

Registration Closes January 29th 2021

This program is funded by grants from Aroha Philanthropies & The Illinois Arts Council Agency.


February 8, 2021
10:00 am
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