Botanical Printing on Silk Scarf & T-shirt



5-7 years old

4-6 kids

Saturday, 12/05

11:30am - 12:30pm

$30 including


574 West End Avenue

Apt 12B2


Bring your curiosity to Janna Maria's Printing on Silk Scarf and T-shirt! In this class, children will begin by soaking, pounding, wrapping and squishing 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 move onto our second print project: printing onto cotton shirts.  We will use recycled block-printing items like toilet paper rolls and soda cans to print into cut-out templates provided by Janna. The finished shirt will feature a shape (heart, circle, leaf etc) filled with different sized circles.

After this class, your child will bring home two uniquely beautiful items: a silk scarf for you and a T-shirt for themselves!

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: (While simmering silk scarves in pot) Second project: Printing T-shirts

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 and printed t-shirt!


One silk scarf (8"X54")

One white unisex T-shirt (one size fits ages 5-9)

Printing materials for silk scarves (flowers, berries, onion skins, etc.)

Textile pigment for T-shirts

Block printing materials (soda cans, toilet paper rolls etc.)

Gloves and wipes



Clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty

The class will be held at an UWS parent's child-safe apartment.


574 West End Ave, Apt 12B2

New York, NY 10024


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