In this 2-day workshop, we will explore eco-printing —the process of soaking, steaming and drying organic material collected from nature—on paper and fabric. We will discuss all aspects of prepping materials for printing, which mordants work best for each material and what leaves produce the best results. We will learn how to make our own inks from kitchen scraps and other items found in nature. We will use the materials we created through the weekend to make a small handmade book.
About the Instructor – I make art journals, artists’ books, mixed media collage and altered books. I collect items throughout the day, including receipts, stickers from fruits and vegetables, discarded magazines, books, etc and use the items in my many personal art journals and altered books. I believe that everyone should keep a record of his or her life, rather it be in word, images or a combination of both. I have a documented life, a concept that I have been participating in for over 15 years. I create many of my own papers that I use in my mixed media collages using acrylic paint and spray inks. The patterns that are incorporated into my papers are created using found items such as bubble wrap, corks and a myriad of other items that I find. My handwriting is an important part of creating pattern in my art. I have a deep love of cola pens (making a calligraphy style pen out of a discarded aluminum can) and will often journal my day with this writing implement.
More Info and Sign Up: https://www.floydartcenter.org/events-1/eco-printing-and-natural-dyeing
Schedule – October 19 & 20 (Saturday & Sunday) 10 AM – 3 PM each day
Member Tuition – $55.00, Non-Member Tuition – $68.75
Materials Fee – $35 Payable to instructor at the beginning of the class
Ages – Responsible Young Adults and up