Public Programs
Saturday Family Workshop
Flower Pounding
Friday, August 30, 2024
Family and Community Space
Free. Registration required.
Saturday Family Workshop


Experience the magical art of flower pounding. Using fresh dye flowers, including cosmos, coreopsis, marigold, and pincushion, children will learn the gentle technique of transferring vibrant colors from the garden onto pre-treated cloth, resulting in unique and beautiful creations. Students will be invited to create a carefully designed pattern or wild improvisation, following their own personal response to nature’s inspiration. Instruction will include discussion surrounding why certain flowers yield permanent dye, and how fabric can be pre-treated to boost vibrance and ensure lasting results.

Additionally, homage will be paid to the Japanese roots of this satisfying art form, known as Tataki Zome. Come and create in collaboration with mother earth.

Free to all, registration strongly encouraged to allow instructor for material preparation.

About Saturday Workshops

Bring the family for children’s workshops featuring themes from the 2024 The Lay of the Land exhibition. These guided workshops are mostly free of charge. Please check for times, age recommendations, and if specific sessions require free registration.

All workshops will take place in the Family & Community Space.

About the Instructor

Kelly Kohlberg is an artist, educator, and pattern designer inspired by earthy and celestial celebration.