What is more fun than opening a present at Christmas or your Birthday? Answer: Eco Printing! What can be more intoxicating as a Creative, than to be surprised by amazing color and experimentation?! Discovering the process of eco-printing is like opening a gift every time a new print is revealed! Eco-printing is a process using plants, flowers, and other natural materials to create amazing colorful prints on paper or fabric – with no paint! Through a process of steaming or emersion, the natural tannins in plants are printed onto the paper or fabric through pressure and contact.
Kit fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
everything needed to take this class – printing paper & some fabrics to experiment, leaves, natural plants & flowers, & more!
Supplies Needed to bring to class:
Basic Bookmaking Supplies: ie, Awl, bone folder, self-healing mat, exacto
Optional Supplies To Bring: if you are an over-ethusiastic eco-printer - students may wish to have extra Paper to Print – *22”x30” Sheets of any Printing Paper – any smooth 90lb – 140lb fine art paper that is able to take water - ie, 90lb, Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper, Strathmore Print Paper, BK Rives. Also bring a plastic bag for your finished prints to travel (they may be wet & messy) – ie, a small kitchen garbage bag
*note: if traveling via plane, just roll your 22x30 sheets tightly, secure, & place in your luggage
For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.