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Eco Printing With Natures Bounty

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Thur/Fri April 13-14

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$ 360  

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. This produces a wide range of colors with a never-ending surprise of results – just like opening a gift, it’s always a delightful SURPRISE! At the end of class – (& if the instructor can entice everyone to stop printing for a few moments!) - Trish will provide instruction on how to make a very simple journal using some of your favorite pages! Expect to get messy, experiment, be surprised, connect with nature, AND unwrap & unleash JOY!

Kit fee $35 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Printing Paper, Fabric, Leaves, Plants & Flowers, Printing/Cooking Vats, Copper Pipes & Wooden Dowels, Clamps & Boards, Natural Dyes, Disposable Gloves, & more!


Supplies Needed to bring to class:

small plastic water container, scissors, apron or paint shirt, 2 sets of Disposable Gloves,

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

Click here for a printable page

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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.

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