Workshop | June 10-11 | The Book Artist as Naturalist | Rebecca Chamlee | Robinson, TX

  • 03 Apr 2023
  • (CDT)
  • 12 Jun 2023
  • (CDT)
  • Robinson, TX

A workshop with Rebecca Chamlee, Hosted by Lone Star Chapter Guild of Book Workers

June 10-11, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:30 PM  | Black Hare Studio, Robinson, TX

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 2-day workshop explores the botanical contact printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh or dry flat plant materials collected by students and dried dye material provided by the instructor. The first day students will learn botanical contact printing immersion techniques using dye baths on paper. On the second day, the results will be used as pages in a limp leather longstitch/Nag Hamadi hybrid book structure with a wrap band, ties, and tackets.

Fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, book binders, book artists and non-artists with interest making books and in the natural world are invited. Knowledge of basic book binding is helpful, but not mandatory.

Member Class Fee: $400

Non Member Class Fee: $475

Materials Fee: $50 paid directly to Rebecca on the first day of the workshop. Optional Lunch: $15 each day

Registration Closes May 13th

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