Nature All Around Us Art Series "Eco Printing with Abbey"
Time & Location
About the Event
The next fundraising event for the Nature All Around Us Art Series will be at 6 p.m. on July 16th at the Osborne Nature Center. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Deadline to register will be Thursday, July 15th.
Participants will learn the art of Eco Printing with Naturalist Abbey. Using simple and natural plant materials, we will transform fabric using eco-dyeing techniques, a method discovered by Textile Artist India Flint. We’ll discuss bundling methods and wrap our own fabric bundles. The bundles will be heated to release the colors from the plant matter. Open to adults and teens, all art materials will be provided and participants will leave with a finished project to take home. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages to enjoy while they work.
Funds for this will benefit the Nature All Around Us Mural Project that was completed last spring at the Osborne Nature Center by Artist Jordyn Brennan, from Upper Iowa University. A grant through the Iowa Arts Council funded part of this project, but we still need a few matching funds to complete the grant. The Nature All Around Us Art Series is designed to inspire the imagination during educational programs and bring awareness and appreciation of art and nature to Osborne’s visitors. Watch our website and Facebook page for upcoming workshops.
Class size is limited, so register early at www.claytoncountyconservation.org or call 563-245-1516 to reserve a spot.
The Osborne Center is located on Highway 13, five miles south of Elkader and is open 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Saturday and Sunday noon-4:00.