Botanical Bounty: The Foundation Of Eco-Printing
October 1, 2017 – October 7, 2017
Plants make magical marks with the simple help of moisture, heat and pressure. This workshop is an introduction to botanical contact printing (eco-printing) on paper and fabric. By collecting leaves and other plant materials around the Arrowmont campus, students will focus on the local flora and environment. You will explore various eco-printing techniques and learn about fabric preparation, plant selection, water quality and other variables. The workshop incorporates folding techniques and simple stitching methods that can further enhance the rich possibilities of eco-printing. Samples and notes will be combined into a hand-bound book to be used as reference in the student’s own studio practice. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Lotta Helleberg is a Swedish-born artist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She focuses on eco-printing and natural dyes to create work that document and celebrate her immediate surroundings. Her wall and book works have been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S., and she has been featured in several publications, including Natural Processes in Textile Art by Alice Fox, Art Quilting Studio and American Craft.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.