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Dyeing on Paper

A two-session workshop presented by Marilyn Zornado & Judilee Fitzhugh
About the Workshop

Learn the principles of dyeing with leaves and objects using heat and pressure, a process sometimes called Eco Dyeing. The focus of this class will be using paper. Students will prepare wrapped bundles that will transfer the natural dyes founds in plants onto paper. We will dry and flatten our paper and make a couple of small projects. You will leave the class with finished projects and paper to use in future work.

About the Artist:

Marilyn Zornado is a director, animator, motion-graphics artist, calligrapher and book artist. After a career as Senior Producer at Will Vinton Studios, a pioneering stop-motion studio in Portland Oregon, she now works full-time as an artist, combining her love of animation with book arts, both on her own projects and on commissions. She teaches Motion Graphics at PNCA in the BFA program and Book Arts & Calligraphy in the PNCA Community Education Program. After the closure of the beloved Oregon College of Art & Craft in Spring 2019, where she had studied and taught for many years, she revamped the building that houses her studio to create ZORNADO Studio, a book arts classroom.

Other notable work includes animated illustrations for the PBS American Masters documentary on James Beard, directed by Elizabeth Federici and edited by Greg Snider.

Marilyn has a MFA in Computer Animation and a BA in Graphic Design. She lives on a houseboat on Multnomah Channel with her husband, sound engineer Alan Garren.

In 2017, Marilyn became a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. You can see more of Suzie’s work on Instagram: @penstrokedesignstudio


Friday, August 5th; and Saturday, August 6th, 2022


Friday from 6:00-8:30pm; Saturday from 9:00am – 4:00pm


ZORNADO Studio, 8325 N. Central Street. Portland

Level: All levels.

Class Size: The class will be limited to 8 students. 

Registration Opens:

Registration opens Monday, July 11, 2022, at 9:00am, and will close Thursday, July 14th, at midnight. To register for this workshop, please email:

In the event that we receive more registrations than spots available, we will hold a lottery on Friday, July 15th. An email will be sent to all who have responded to registration stating status of admission. Those who have been admitted to the workshop will be given a link to online payment.

A reminder: this is a Portland metro in-person workshop!


$100 members/$130 non-members (includes guild membership)

Supplies to bring:

X-acto knife, pencil, a small notebook for notes, and scissors. Please bring your own paper – Arches Text Wove recommended.



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