Impressions of Nature: The Art of Nature Printing

IMPRESSIONS OF NATURE: THE ART OF NATURE PRINTING


 

 

 
Instructor: Rebecca Chamlee
Skill Level: all levels
Materials Fee: $50.00
Length of workshop: 2 days

Date: Wednesday, Thursday June 26 & 27 , 2019


 

Workshop description:

Directly printing forms found in the natural world has been used for centuries by scientists, naturalists and artists to preserve the ephemeral beauty of nature. This 2-day workshop explores a variety of processes to create prints on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials provided by the instructor, collected during walks, or brought by students from home. Students will learn traditional Japanese nature printing of fresh specimens on washi papers and other hand printing techniques, monoprinting with plant materials and steamed contact eco-prints. The results will be used to create a sample book with plenty left over for students’ personal projects.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
bone folder
book binding needle
X-acto knife and #11 blades
soft brayers, 2” and 4”
tweezers
small cutting mat
small awl

Materials/ Equipment to be provided by instructor:
mono printing plates
ink
electric turkey roaster
paper
string
dye stuff and mordant
freezer paper
vinegar
barrens
daubers
pvc pipe
thread
buttons
newsprint