Printmaking From Nature

What to Bring

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting ink on
  • Fresh autumn leaves- no dry leaves please as they will crumble when inked.
  • You are welcome to bring other flat and soft textured objects like paperbark, flower petals, fine green twigs etc; we can try to print from them too.

What to Wear

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting ink on

Printmaking From Nature

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Monday, 22 June 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

What You Will Learn

  • Pull delicate and detailed prints from natural objects with your own two hands
  • Select the right paper, roll-up an ink block, ink up natural objects and make prints by hand.
  • Learn how to apply this versatile and accessible technique to the creation of unique prints and artist’s books.

What You Get

  • A take home folio of prints
  • Resource and instruction sheets

Description

This class will introduce you to the basics of printmaking from nature. You will learn how to pull delicate and detailed prints from natural objects with your own two hands.

In this class we will work with autumn leaves and Japanese papers. The class will cover how to select the right paper, roll-up an ink block, ink up natural objects and make prints by hand.  Once learned, this versatile and accessible technique can be applied to the creation of unique prints and artist’s books.

You will take home a striking set of your own prints, instructions and resource sheets and the ability to print at home using this technique!

*There will be extra leaves supplied in class in case you cannot bring any. You can store your leaves for 2 days prior to class if you wrap them in moist paper towel and gladwrap (towel then gladwrap), try to keep them flat.

About Amelia O’Donnell

Amelia O’Donnell is a Melbourne based artist and graduate of the Printmaking Department at RMIT University. She has been studying printmaking for 5 years and has broad experience in relief and intaglio print making techniques.

Amelia has a passion for hand printmaking techniques that are accessible and non-toxic. She would love the opportunity to share her knowledge with you.

Her self-driven practice draws influence from typography, iconography and a colourpalette drawn from Eastern and Western textile design.

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