Botanical Printing in-person workshop

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March 5th, 2022 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Dorothy Yuki
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 5th, 2022 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 6th, 2022 4:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: In-person


This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated (honor system) and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.

The artistic possibilities found in nature are endless. In this course students will explore different organic techniques like onion and iron solutions to turn found pieces of flora into prints on paper. Each technique will have different results and with instructor guidance students will study the use of mordants, baths, steaming and simmering with lots of leaves, flowers, and other plant parts.

At the end of the first day, each student will have created a stack of eco prints full of artistic potential. Leaving the prints to dry overnight, on the second day, the instructor will demonstrate how to use these prints to create simple books, boxes, cards and other paper art. Students will leave with a useful handout and numerous eco printed goodies to share with family and friends.

Students should be willing to get stains!

This workshop previously ran under the name "Eco Printing."

Materials to Bring: 

Optional: Any pressed plants you would like to use in the eco printing processes to be demonstrated. If you have a botanical or special paper to experiment, bring it along.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $300.00
Scholarships available; click here to apply

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 2022:: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Dorothy Yuki

Dorothy studied to be something other than an artist. She began as a fashion designer immediately after college but soon she became a partner of a manufacturing company, In Good Company, in 1965. She designed and manufactured kitchen soft goods and linens. Based in San Francisco, it became international and William-Sonoma was one of the main clients. In 1974 she received an award for Women in Business by Wells Fargo, Asian Inc. and NOW for her leadership as a woman of a successful company, In Good Company. The company was sold in 1976 and she became a Consultant to the Fashion Industry by request of the then President, Leonard Joseph. As a production and design consultant, she worked with many identity and music production companies, as well as new startups.
While living in Tequisquiapan, she became involved with the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and taught to help small communities to become self-sustaining. Still today she goes to Mexico twice a year to teach.
Now in her 70’s and living in San Francisco, she is engaged in many volunteer activities, Ruth’s Table, Artseed, SCRAP-SF, San Francisco Center for the Book, and FabMo. She also mentored at Bay High School in their Senior Program. She was past President of Friends of Calligraphy, and still a Council member, and has been a Master Educator for the Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco.
She still has the time to do ‘art’ and has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She is also busy helping her two daughters, care for her four grandchildren. To find out more about Dorothy's work, visit her blog

Past Student Reviews: 

[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Trying new techniques with plant dying.”

“The best workshop I’ve taken.”

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “Everything is hands -on. Supplies provided for all activities. Very knowledgeable instructor.”

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “The amount of useable information and how all the resources were organized.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States