Eco-Printing: Natural Dying with Leaves Workshop

One Session: Saturday, August 18, 10am –2 p.m.
Menlo Park

Price: $85

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Explore the potential of leaves and other plant material to make artistic earth-toned impressions on paper! Come away with a stack of eco-prints for use in your artwork.

Instructor will provide all materials, equipment and plants to be used.  Students are welcome to provide additional plant material.

Eco-prints are prints of leaves and plants made by steaming the plants between sheets of pre-treated paper. The treatment of the paper with a mordant draws out the natural dyes in the plants and leaves behind an imprint of the plant. Results can be stunning and surprising or unexpected.

Using steaming and submersion techniques, students will learn the process of eco-printing with the natural dyes found in leaves.  Take home a stack of 20 prints and a

Students should bring paper and pencil to take notes, a snack, and any additional fresh or pressed plants you would like to use in the eco-printing process.  We will be working outside–consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

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