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Learning Botanical Printmaking:

January 14, 2013

I offer three class formats for printing with plants on paper:

  • A morning class from 9:30 – 12:30 for beginning students. It introduces participants to plant characteristics and plant preparation; to interaction between plant materials, paper and inks that influence the outcome of images; printing one and two-tone with brayers; color blending with daubers. The cost covers personalized instruction in an intimate setting, tools, materials, plants and hand-outs.
  • An afternoon class from 1:30 – 4:30 for continuing and experienced students. Here i explain plants storage and preparation; advanced methods of printing with difficult to manage plants, large composite plants, fragile and thickly veined plants.
  • A full day attendance option that provides immersion into the medium. Setting up, and cleaning up a printing station takes time. Proportionally, more actual printing can be done therefore during a full day’s attendance, and discoveries one makes, can be implemented right then and there.
  • As alternative to group classes I offer customized private instruction with options to print on paper and/or fabric.

From the start, students discover that plants themselves inform processes and design. After attending both sessions or a full-day class, students have learned to combine techniques with to personal choices of colors and compositions, and they create unique plant portraits.

Classes and workshops are held at Leverett Crafts and Art, in the hamlet of Leverett, W-Massachusetts.

I invite groups who wish  to host classes or workshops at a location of their choice, to contact me.



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