#5039 Ecoprinting and Natural Dyeing for Book Artists, with Anne Covell - April 14-15

$ 250.00

Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15 from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $50 materials fee, payable to BookArtsLA.

Come explore the world of natural dyeing at BookArtsLA! Over the course of two days, we'll experiment with processes of natural dyeing and ecoprinting on cloth, paper, tape, and thread. Working from locally sourced plants and environmentally sustainable materials, we'll focus our first day on proper methods for mordanting and dyeing, as well as how to shift colors and print from plants. We'll also set up an indigo vat and experiment with dip dyeing and shibori folding techniques. 

The second day of the workshop will shift focus to how to use the materials we have dyed to create beautiful, unique books. We'll back our dyed cloth to turn it into bookcloth and make sample books for further reference and exploration. We'll end the workshop making two distinct bindings - one hardcover and one softcover - to highlight the subtle beauty of the dyed cloth and paper. Students will leave this workshop with two bound books, a booklet with dyed samples, and a stack of dyed paper and cloth to use in future bindings.

About the Instructor | Anne Covell

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book, as well as the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Workshop Refund Policy: Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full (100%) refund. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund. 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 cancelled 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.