#3011, The Art of Nature Printing, June 5 with Rebecca Chamlee
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 three-hour live online demonstration and discussion workshop explores a variety of printmaking techniques to create images on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials.
Demonstrations include: Botanical contact printing, also called eco-printing, an immersion technique where bundles of plants and paper are cooked in a dye bath. Traditional Japanese nature printing of fresh specimens on washi papers and direct brayer printing techniques plus watercolor painted leaf prints, collagraphs and monotype printing methods that can be made with an etching press or a craft die-cutting machine. *Each student will receive a detailed pdf handout with resources prior to the class plus sample prints of the techniques demonstrated in the mail following the workshop.
Skill level: No experience necessary. This workshop consists of demonstrations and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate.
Intended Students: Fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, book artists and non-artists with interest in the plants and the natural world. Participants are welcome to bring samples of their own nature prints.
This is an online class. Information about participating by zoom will be sent to all participants in advance. This workshop is three hours and all participants will receive a full resource package and sample prints by mail, after the workshop.
The Art of Nature Printing - Saturday, June 5 from 9 am to 12 noon (PST)
This is a Virtual Class, you will attend by zoom. The link to the class will be sent one day in advance.
About the Instructor | Rebecca Chamlee is a writer, printer and book binder who has published letterpress printed, hand bound limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her award-winning work is in prominent special and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely.
Rebecca is an associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she teaches bookbinding, letterpress printing and artists’ book classes and heads the Book Arts Minor program. She also holds workshops at her studio and book arts centers throughout the country.
This workshop is a demonstration/discussion format. It is not designed for you to work along with the instructor, so no materials are required.
All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full refund, less the administrative fee. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund, less the administrative fee. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).
Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.
If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.