EVERLEA is teaming up with NORY for some kids classes involving botanical dyeing and printing with found objects. All classes will take place in Manhattan, with the first one to take place on November 11th from 2-3pm. Nory offers affordable kids classes of all kinds, and the beauty of their company is that you don't need to commit to a semester of classes only to find it doesn't work for you for one reason or another. So, among their plethora of class options you now have the opportunity to make natural color on silk using flowers, berries and other familiar household items with the ladies at EVERLEA. We always offer one scholarship spot in our classes which is a 50% discount. If you would like to claim that spot let us know. Scholarship spots are for low income people only.
Bring your curiosity to our Mom'n'Me Botanical Printing on Silk and Printing with Found Objects classes! These classes use familiar household items in unusual ways, an excellent way to practice the use of play to exercise curiosity. In both classes children will begin by soaking, pounding, wrapping, squishing and tying stuff like dried flowers, onion skins, dried avocado skins and frozen berries into long silk scarves. The scarves will be tied into bundles and then dropped into jars to simmer while, for the Mom'n'Me class we sing songs, read books and play games about flowers, plants and color, and for the 5-9s class we move onto our second print project: printing onto cotton shirts where kids will use recycled block-printing items like toilet paper rolls and soda cans to print into cut-out templates provided by Janna, using textile pigment. The finished shirt will feature a shape (heart, circle, leaf etc) filled with different sized circles.
Both classes exercise patience, as the final reveal of your scarves won't occur until one week later when you unwrap your silk bundle at home. The result will be a unique blended harmony of natural colors that resemble watercolor.
**The Mom'n'me class is an adult participation class. One parent or caregiver can participate with up to two children.**