Botanical Printing on Silk Scarves



2-4 years old

4-8 kids

Wednesday, 11/11

2:00pm - 3:00pm

$30 including


64 W 3rd Street 2nd Fl. #1

Washington Square Park


Bring your curiosity to Janna Maria's Mom'n'Me Botanical Printing on Silk! In this class we will be using familiar household items in unusual ways, an excellent way to practice the use of play to exercise curiosity. Children will get to soak, pound, wrap, squish and tie dried flowers, onion skins, dried avocado skins and frozen berries into long silk scarves. The scarves will be tied into bundles and then be dropped into jars to simmer while we sing songs, read books and play games about flowers and plants. This class also exercises patience, as the final reveal of your scarves won't occur until two days later when you unwrap your silk bundle at home. The result will be a unique blended harmony of natural colors that resemble watercolor.

**This is an adult participation class. One parent or caregiver can participate with up to two children.**

Hi, my name is Janna Maria Vallee. I am an artist and textile art educator originally from the west coast of Canada. Since 2008 I have been a textile art educator in a variety of settings, from elementary school after-school programs to visiting arts educator in colleges and universities. In 2013 I organized and developed the curriculum for, and taught a twelve-week textile arts after-school program for grades 3s and 4s at Lower Canada College in Montreal, Quebec. I am a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of Concordia University’s Fibres and Material Practices program, as well as Capilano University’s Textile Arts program. 

Janna Maria Vallee


5 min: Meet & greet

5 min: Intro to materials (flowers, foods and silk)

20 min: Soak, pound, wrap, squish and tie familiar colorful things into silk scarves

25 min: Simmer silk scarves in pot. (*During this time Janna will have a series of songs, stories and activities that relate to the project.)

5 min: Explain how to unwrap, maintain and clean the scarf for the future use.


Know about natural sources of color.

Become more curious about the various applications of household items.

Develop better motor skills and coordination.

Exercise patience.

Bring home a unique and beautiful silk scarf!



Printing materials (flowers, berries, onion skins, etc.)

Gloves and wipes


Clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty

The class will be held in the child-safe NORY studio near Washington Square Park.


64 3rd Street 2nd Fl. #1

New York, NY 10012


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