Note: This class is fully booked.
If you would like to be added to a waiting list contact Outsidewitheden@gmail.com.
We will learn natural printing techniques using locally foraged or found plant materials such as leaves, flowers, and seeds. The class will provide basic knowledge of botanical contact printing (also called eco-printing) on paper and textiles, focusing on materials that can be incorporated into book making and book art.
You will learn how to achieve the best possible print outcome, including how to prepare the materials, how and when to use mordants, and how to select the most appropriate plants for the process. We will also learn how to convert printed fabrics into book cloth. Samples, notes, and recipes will be assembled into a simple hand-bound book during the class.
About the instructor:
Lotta Helleberg is a Swedish-born artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. For more than a decade, Helleberg has experimented with textile printmaking and most recently focused on eco-printing, relief processes, and local plant-based dyes to render works that both document and celebrate her immediate surroundings.
Weblink to artist’s site www.lottahelleberg.com
Botanical Contact Printing Workshop: A Summer Bookmaking Intensive
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, July 8-9 (9:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Instructor: Lotta Helleberg
Class Size: 8 participants
Location: Workshop held at the artist’s studio, Charlottesville, VA
Course Fee: $300 VABC members – $350 non-members (all fees include materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #070717 (must use nonmember price).
This class is fully booked. If you would like to be added to a waiting list contact Outsidewitheden@gmail.com.
Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to:
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
(Please note “VABC Botanical Printing” on the remarks line and include your eMail address if this is your first class at the VABC)