#5075 The Book Artist as Naturalist, with Rebecca Chamlee - Feb 22-23
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 workshop explores the botanical contact printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials provided by the instructor and brought by students from home.
The first day students will learn botanical contact printing immersion techniques using dye baths on assorted paper. On the second day, the results will be used to create four non-adhesive books – a simple Jacob’s Ladder, two hybrid structures based on the accordion and a longstitch sewn book – all filled with rich visual content.
Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23 from 9 am to 4pm
Course fee $300 plus a materials fee of $55
Rebecca Chamlee is a book artist, printer, writer and bookbinder who has published letterpress printed, limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her 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.
Workshop Refund/Cancellation Policy:
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 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.