Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Sunshine Alchemy

Come join Joanna Aloysia and Kelly McKaig for a creative Sunday afternoon in our secret garden! In this workshop we will teach you the photographic process of cyanotyping. We will teach you how to mix these benign chemicals to make a photosensitive wash, sensitize the paper, how to make a photogram, and how to develop the image to get that amazing blue. After that, it’s all experimentation and hanging out in the sunshine.

This workshop will be mostly outdoors and will be a little messy, so plan for a day of playing with flowers, lightly splashing in water, and painting. We will be providing various objects to help you make a photogram: flowers, glass, feathers, leaves, paperclips, keys, safety pins, translucent fabric, lace, etc. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Please bring your own:

Cost: $100/person with a max capacity of 8 guests

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FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The street parking is abundant and free in front on the block around our building. The green line California stop is a 10 minute walk away.

What should I bring to the event?

Paper to sensitize and expose, your own lunch, and favorite objects that you would like to make an image with (it works well if if has a distinct shape or is translucent).

What if it rains?

We’ve got you covered. We have a couple light boxes in the studio which make consistent, controllable prints.

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Guacamole Social & Avocado Dye Party

Come join Joanna Aloysia and Kelly McKaig for a creative Saturday afternoon dyeing fabric at Sat Nam Yoga Chicago’s beautiful new community space.

Did you know that you can dye fabric pink with avocados? Would you like to learn how to do it? We’ll teach you how to make the natural dye bath and you get to dye and take home Habotai silk scarf (30" x 30"). There will be an additional fold resist technique tutorial. Light snacks (of course, including guacamole!) and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

If you choose to bring your additional fabric or your own garment, we ask that it is white/un-dyed and that you bring the item clean (preferably scoured). Keep in mind the fabric must be non-synthetic, so you may bring silk, wool, cotton, or linen. This natural dye will not adhere to synthetic fibers.

Let’s see what magic can happen!

Cost:
$50 preregister
$55 day

max capacity of 10 guests

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Cyanotype Photographic Workshop

Come join Joanna Aloysia and Kelly McKaig for a creative Sunday afternoon! In this workshop we will teach you the photographic process of cyanotyping. We will teach you how to mix these benign chemicals to make a photosensitive wash, sensitize the paper, how to make a photogram, and how to develop the image to get that amazing blue. After that, it’s all experimentation and hanging out in the sunshine.

This workshop will be mostly outdoors and will be a little messy, so plan for a day of playing with flowers, lightly splashing in water, and painting. We will be providing various objects to help you make a photogram: flowers, glass, feathers, leaves, paperclips, keys, safety pins, translucent fabric, lace, etc. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Please bring your own:

Cost: $100/person with a max capacity of 8 guests

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Availability: 4 seats still open!

The location has changed due to potential rain: the event is now at the Albany Carroll Arts Building, 319 N Albany, Chicago, IL 60612.

We have some light boxes in the studio and if the weather cooperates we will enjoy the garden.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The street parking is abundant and free in front on the block around our building. The green line Kedzie stop is a 10 minute walk away.

What should I bring to the event?

Paper to sensitize and expose, your own lunch, and favorite objects that you would like to make an image with (it works well if if has a disctnct shape or is translucent).

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May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Natural Dyeing with Avocado Pits and Onion Skins

Come join Joanna Aloysia and Kelly McKaig for a creative Sunday afternoon dyeing fabric. We’ll teach you how to make each of the two natural dye baths, and you will be dyeing two Habotai silk scarves (30" x 30") that are included in the price of the workshop. There will be an additional resist technique tutorial. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

Avocado pits dye fabric to a soft pink color and yellow onion skins dye fabric to a golden color.

If you choose to bring your additional fabric or your own garment, we ask that it is white/un-dyed and that you bring the item clean (preferably scoured). Keep in mind the fabric must be non-synthetic, so you may bring silk, wool, cotton, or linen. This natural dye will not adhere to synthetic fibers.

Let’s see what magic can happen!

Cost: $90/person with a max capacity of 10 guests

Click here to purchase! password: avocado

Availability: 6 seats still open!

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