Doroth Mayer



Art in the Garden


What is Art In The Garden? A series of unique workshops taught in an outdoor studio in South Minneapolis. An urban retreat for artists, crafters, gardeners, and/or advocates for a healthier planet.

  • Have access to a garden of wild and traditional plants and flowers
  • Learn eco-friendly printmaking techniques to enrich your art or craft
  • Make new friends who love our planet and use its resources to heal ourselves and others
  • Each session limited to 5 participants
  • No experience required

Sessions include:

  • eco-printing on paper
  • eco-printing on silk
  • rust printing
  • combination techniques

All you need to do is invite 3 friends to join you (children age 10+ with a parent are welcome). Then message me and we'll settle on a date and time. Sessions can be scheduled in the afternoons or evenings and last 4 hours. Cost is $50 per person plus a $10 materials fee.

Follow us at and on Facebook at Art in the Garden for updates, strategies, additional information about classes.

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On a sultry day,
the garden calls,
lilies and smoke bush,
leaves, ever more leaves,
pinch and snip,
Do they hope you pass by,
or are have they been saved,
as they cling to the earth?

Soaked and flattened, 
sprayed and arranged,
They summon remembrance,
And joy.
Made aware in silk
and fiber.
Intertwined with the
Burst of unexpected color.
Results. Awe.

Honoring ecology,
Respecting the earth,
The privilege of touch,
Of seeing, of being
one with what you grow.
Water, fire,
Plant and earth.
Steam, the assemblance
of all that is gathered.
Beauty abounds. Sharing
Laughter. Peace.
— Susan Gibbons, writer, class participant
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Eco-printing on natural fabrics

Eco-printing on natural fabrics—Wednesday, July 18

A similar but slightly different process from eco-printing paper. In this session we use plants—flowers and greenery—to eco-print natural fabrics like silk and/or linen. Some mordants to deepen and stabilize the colors will be included. ($50 + $10 materials fee).

Click here to register.

Earlier Event: July 14
Eco-printing on paper
Later Event: July 21
Eco-printing on natural fabrics