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Painting and Printing with Natural Dyes

Date: Friday & Saturday; July 28, 29
Time: 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break)
Registration Deadline: July 25

Print and paint on cloth with vibrant and complex colors from nature. Participants will print on cotton, linen, and some eco-printing with local plants. Bring home a lovely souvenir from up north. The process is not tricky – requiring only a little extra, well-spent time. This 2-day workshop will also include a natural indigo vat to create beautiful greens and blues along with the bright yellows and reds of classic dyes such as weld and madder. Even if you do not know much about dyeing, you will learn a lot and enjoy the lovely results.

Cathryn Amidei is a Michigan-based artist and educator whose award-winning work is known for its complexity and use of color. Her art expands the tradition of weaving as an expressive art form by blurring the boundaries of art and classic craft. She has worked with natural dyes for years. She is a member of the WSG gallery in Ann Arbor, Mi.

Website: cathrynamidei.com

Materials will be supplied. A notebook, scissors, and, while not required, consider bringing vintage napkins (100% cotton or linen).

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


starts July 28 @ 10:00 am
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Cathryn Amidei
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Painting and Printing with Natural Dyes (member)
All memberships expire after December 31st each year.
$ 225.00
10 available
Painting and Printing with Natural Dyes (non-member)
$ 240.00
10 available

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