Nature Printing

Beautiful Botanicals -In this workshop we use oil based ink and heavy printmaking paper or “rice” paper to create lifelike images of leaves, plants, seaweeds, and flowers.  The goal is realistic and accurate representation of a plant.  This workshop- is a single day  in which  students are introduced to the elements of nature printing with locally found plants, leaves, and flowers.  The results are similar to the botanical prints of the 1800’s.

 A Garden Memoir is a 6 session workshop in which we create a collection of nature prints  on 100% rag printmaking paper with the intent of being bound into a book.  There are six  3-hour sessions: the first class is an introduction to the collection and selection of plants for the book, and an introduction to the nature printing process.  In the next five sessions we will concentrate on creating beautiful images of the selected plants, making a minimum of 6 prints in each session for at least 30 pages in the bound book.   Each student will be responsible for have their book bound at B & J Bookbinding in Corvallis Oregon. (or bookbinding shop of their choosing)  with an estimated cost for basic binding at $30.00.  We will also be able to print the end papers incorporated into the cover.   This original nature print book will be an heirloom quality volume that can be passed down through generations.

Garden Memoir