About the Teaching Artist

Molly Zimmer is a multimedia artist whose work combines painting, textile, and collage. She holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been exhibited throughout New Mexico and nationally. Molly is a Textile Restorer specializing in Navajo weavings and has taught sewing, natural dyeing and painting courses through community-engaged workshops at museums, K-12 schools and universities. She lives in Albuquerque where she maintains a studio at the Harwood Art Center.

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Class Description

A one-day workshop exploring the magic of blue using indigo. Students will learn the four basic techniques of the Japanese Art of Shibori: binding, stitching, folding, and pole-wrapping. Students will also learn about the history of Indigo in New Mexico in textiles.  All materials are provided; students will take home their very own cotton bandana, dish towel, bulk fabric, and canvas tote dyed in indigo. Experimentation and curiosity are welcome, and students can bring some of their own 100% cotton fabric for dyeing, too. Open to all levels.

Please wear clothes you are okay with getting indigo dye on.


Harwood’s Art School classes will be held outdoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque.


This class will be held Saturday, November 13th from 10am-3pm.

In the case of inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled to the same time on Sunday, November 14th.


This class is appropriate for ages 16 and up (under 18 requires parent permission).

The class will be limited to a maximum of15 students.

All participants must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in advance of the class.

What to Bring

  • A face mask*  – all other supplies are included in the registration cost
  • Please wear clothes that you can get indigo dye on

How Much

Harwood is committed to providing accessible classes to our community. All Art School classes this fall will be offered on a sliding scale with subsidized, at cost, and community support options.

Regular Registration Subsidized Registration Community Support Registration
register at cost subsidized amount for students who can’t cover the full at cost amount option to register for the class and help support another community member registering for the class
$80 (includes all materials) $60 (includes all materials) $100 (includes all materials)

If you are unable to contribute the subsidized amount, please reach out to Director of Education Dani Belvin at dani@harwoodartcenter.org to inquire about our limited scholarship opportunities.

Covid Policies

  • All staff and students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to Harwood administration
  • Masks must be worn by all people on Harwood’s campus – both indoors and outdoors
  • Harwood Art Center shares a campus with Escuela del Sol Montessori School & follows all school-wide health and safety policies.


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Dani Belvin at dani@harwoodartcenter.org


Use the form below to register or click here to visit this class on EventBrite

Refund Policy

Class Fee refunds will only be issued for cancellations received by email (dani@harwoodartcenter.org) or EventBrite’s refund system at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.