Artist-led Workshops
Made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, with additional support from the City of Columbus


Super Natural Indigo Dyeing
with Daren Redman

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Studio 207 at The Workshop
4389 N. Long Road, Columbus, IN 47203​

Join CAAC and textile artist Daren Redman to dye your own up-cycled clothing and fabric with indigo!

Workshop participants will learn shibori techniques to create patterns on clothes and fabric, transforming them into the latest fashions with natural indigo dye. 


Participants may bring up to 3 items to dye: T-shirts, handkerchiefs, scarves, and other fabrics less than 1/2 yard in length. Shop in your closet or at second hand stores!


All dyes and supplies will be included. Dyeing can be messy, so wear clothes you don't mind getting blue with indigo during the dyeing process.

Daren Redman is a contemporary textile artisan living and working in Brown County, Indiana. Her art quilts have been exhibited in Columbus at The Workshop, Hotel Indigo and the Columbus Learning Center. 


A story teller at heart, Daren discovered that her love of travel, and the desire to share these experiences with those around her and back home, became the seeds for her textile expressions. After all, fabric has a history of embodying stories, so what better way to share these mindful moments?

Learn more about Daren and her work at

All workshop attendees will work with distance between them. Face masks are recommended. Weather permitting, we will also open the overhead door at Studio 207 to increase air circulation. Individually-packaged lunch and snacks will be provided.

*Eventbrite charges a fee to book online. For fee-free registration, please contact CAAC at 812-376-2539 or


Glass with Lisa Pelo

  • Friday, October 8: Pulled Flowers ​

  • Saturday, October 9: Glass Pumpkins

  • Sunday, October 10: Pulled Flowers

In front of the Commons
300 Washington Street, Columbus, IN 47201


Lisa Pelo, artist and owner of Hot Blown Glass and president and CEO of Glass Arts Indiana, brings her mobile glass studio back to downtown Columbus! 


Sign up for a one-hour time slot to work with Lisa and her assistants. Lisa’s original handmade glass artwork will also be available for purchase.


You’ll create a pulled glass flower or glass pumpkin on your own after a brief tutorial, with assistance from Lisa and her team. Each piece is unique and can be customized with an array of colored glass.


Workshop participants and glass artists will be working closely together, so face masks are recommended. 


Relief Poster Printing 
with Cat Head Press

Friday, September 24, 1:00–5:00 pm

Saturday, September 25, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Studio 207 at The Workshop
4389 N. Long Road, Columbus, IN 47203​

Experience the magic of printmaking and create a compelling poster using relief printing techniques. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of relief printing: carving a linoleum block, inking the block and using a printing press to produce a series of prints.

  • Friday: Slideshow presentation. Intro to Cat Head Press. Interactive studio demo. Carving a lino block, pressset up, inking and printing.
    Participants can begin carving blocks.

  • Saturday: Participants continue and finish carving blocks,work to print blocks and exchange prints with fellow participants.

Cat Head Press is an Indianapolis based not-for-profit community center and fine art printmaking studio. Their primary mission is to enrich and increase the well being of the community through investments in creativity and artistic expression.


We thank the Efroymson Family Fund for making these programs possible. 

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of communities and to date has awarded more than $100 million in grants in central Indiana and beyond. For more information about the Efroymson Family Fund, visit