Four day workshop with Hollie Heller and Sharon Grosh

Discover new methods for creating images and markings for truly unique collage compositions.

Part One: We’ll start the workshop by exploring new ways to dyeing fabrics that Sharon will demonstrate.

• Eco-dyeing: A method of rolling pre-mordanted fabrics/paper, with plants high in tannin, wrapped in iron carriers with a blanket that is tied and steamed.

• Cyano-dyeing: This process involves create a light sensitive emulsion and applying it to paper or fabric. Make full use of the steady Costa Rican sun, we will be creating unique images from plants, flowers or stencils resulting in the most interesting images.

Part Two: Hollie will then guide you through the process of creating art using these materials with collage techniques.

All times are: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Feb. 21th – 22nd: Part 1: Prepare fabrics and paper for collage using botanical art techniques and natural dyes.
Feb. 23rd: No class
Feb. 24th – 25th: Part 2: Compose collages

Price: $500, includes all materials. Lunch available at $20.

Contact Hollie Heller for details by emailing

About the Teachers

Hollie heller is a mixed media collage artist and textile designer. She divides her time between her home in NYC where she has a studio in Harlem where she teaches collage classes and her home and studio in Tamarindo Costa Rica where she teaches collage classes and conducts Art Retreats. Her current work involves cutting up original collages and weaving them on a loom to create vibrant wall pieces that speak of color, ethnic inspirations and superimposed imagery.
Instagram #hollartist

Sharon Grosh uses a variety of mixed media techniques on rice paper, silk and linen. She teaches botanical art processes and Indigo/natural dye shibori techniques to prepare materials used in collage.
Instagram: #sharongrosh


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