City Calendar - Month View

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

 

Indigo Dye and Tea Workshop

Limited Seating Available and Pre-Registration Required

  • Date: 04/13/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Manhattan Beach Art Center
    1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
    Manhattan Beach, California 90266
  • Introduction: In this workshop, Michael will walk you through the process he uses to create designs with organic dyes that are derived from plants. Next, you will take part in the design process utilizing screen printing techniques to make your own custom t-shirt.
Follow us on facebook  instagram  Twitter

Indigo Dye and Tea Workshop

Indigo Workshop and Tea WorkshopSaturday, April 13, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Residents: $60 / Nonresident: $66
Pre-registration required.

Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Michael Aguilar is an LA Native and Co-Founder of MYM Organics--a high-end lifestyle brand that creates organic, unisex garments, made sustainably with natural dyes, organic textiles and hand embroidery. In this workshop, Michael will walk you through the process he uses to create designs with organic dyes that are derived from plants. Next, you will take part in the design process utilizing screen printing techniques to make your own custom t-shirt. Channel your creative side as we experiment with design and style. We will be dying with saturated colors, so please wear clothes you do not mind getting dye on. Also, screen printing images are all MYM Organics images-- you will not be able to design your own graphic in this workshop.

Before the workshop, be sure to check out the current art exhibition, TWO by Two- Stories Beneath the Surface with artists Amelia Amell and Jesús Chaidez.

The Manhattan Beach Art Center is proud to feature the works of Los Angeles artist Jesús Chaidez and introduce the work of Manhattan Beach artist Amelia Amell. Both artists have been informed by their rich cultural backgrounds, one from the island of Hispaniola and the other from Culiacán, Mexico. As a whole, the exhibit examines artists living in two worlds, and the impact of global politics, personal histories, and cultural symbolism. Curated by Singletree Arts, the exhibition highlights two important contemporary artists and their art making practice.

Jesús Chaidez was born in Culiacán, Mexico and immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. In this comprehensive survey, he investigates the juxtaposition of the pastoral and contemplative beauty of the landscape and a darker underlying narrative. His own near-death experience led him to research burial mound traditions found throughout the ancient world. Using the burial mound as an iconic image, Chaidez builds multiple layers of color to form intensely detailed hills covered in very carefully rendered grasses, which also take on a meditative quality. Running parallel to his extensive knowledge of art history and art practice is his expertise in the art of brewing tea. While living in San Francisco, he studied for six years under tea master Roy Fong. Chaidez will be hosting tea events throughout the exhibition.

Amelia Amell was born on the Island of Hispaniola, and is currently a resident of Manhattan Beach. She has always been haunted by a sense of separation, a feeling of not belonging to a family, a society, or even a body. Eventually understanding that this feeling is common to the human experience, she is searching for security in a constantly changing world, forever longing for belonging. Her art emerges from this universal desire to make things whole again, especially to bridge the mundane and the divine.

MYM Organics
Fashion with a conscious. Style with a meaning. Art with a message.
Eco-friendly and ethically made in Los Angeles/Hueyapan. Shop the curated art wear by MYM Organics at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. The pop-up shop will be open during the workshop.

Drug Tunnel, 2018 by Jesus ChaidezLuna, 2017 by Amelia Amell MYM Organics Peacock Jacket

For more information, please contact the Manhattan Beach Art Center at (310) 802-5440 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

Return to full list >>

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer