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A photograph of a brown shirt with a dark brown pattern on it made from naturally dyed block-printed fabric.

Natural Dye Block Printing with Misa Chhan

Saturday, Feb 24–Sunday, Feb 25, 2024


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Poster House is pleased to welcome artist and printing expert Misa Chhan for a hands-on workshop exploring the world of natural dyes inspired by the acclaimed exhibition We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020. Over the course of this two-day workshop, participants will learn the techniques of mordanting (preparing fabric to accept color) as well as block printing with natural dyes. They will also create their own blocks and dye their own cotton bandanas with tannins. Attendees will leave with their dyed work, as well as the knowledge to replicate the process on their own and a greater understanding of the science behind natural dye printing techniques. Workshop price includes all materials;space is limited.

Misa Chhan is a Los Angeles-based artist who works with natural dyes, textiles, printmaking, and artist’s books. Her background in book arts, papermaking, and natural fibers led her to explore natural dyes and fibers as a medium to engage with and learn from the natural world. Through her art practice, Chhan aims to create a container of pure joy to demonstrate our fundamental interdependence with nature, thereby challenging the extractive mindset of domination.

Accessibility Note: Masks and clear masks are available free of charge at the museum. Assistive listening devices and stools are available. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is available upon request. Please contact access@posterhouse.org or (914) 295-2387 to request interpretation services and to address any other accessibility needs. For other event related questions, please contact info@posterhouse.org