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Hand Block Printing with Plant Dyes

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720 (map)

Hand-block-printing is a centuries-old Indian art form that originated in the Rajasthan. In this hands-on class, you will create your design and pattern based on basic geometric shapes, and explore printing on various materials and design and print your own scarf. All materials, tools, and instruction will be provided, including items to print. 

Explore a range of raw material including "gheru" for a red color, "Dawada" Flowers for a brown color, Alizarin (Madder) for burgundy, Harda Powder (Mordant) and Tamarind seed powder (Binder), Kashira (Brownish Red), Syahi (Black Color).

Registration:  $100 / $95 UCBG members

Registration info: Register online

Event Contact: gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Earlier Event: November 9
Friday Night Meditation Practice
Later Event: November 10
Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market