Eco Print Workshop

With Master Artist

Sarah Brooke

1 Day, Sunday, October 24th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Course Description

Re-discover your sense of play and travel into the fascinating world of Eco Printing. Using actual foliage and flowers, students will learn how to create prints on paper with these natural materials using dyes and mordants to extract their essence.

Students will create 8-10 prints which can then be enhanced with various mediums their own choosing. Foliage, flowers, paper and fabric are layered together and then tied into a bundle between 2 tiles, then the bundles are submerged in a pot of simmering water( with added mordants and dyes) for a period of time.

While our bundles are simmering away, we will discuss methods of enhancement and finishing techniques as well as some other methods of eco-printing. The most exciting part comes towards the end of our workshop when we remove the bundles from the pots, untie them and reveal what prints nature has left behind ( really, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store! ).

What You'll Learn

How to make an “Iron Blanket” for clearer prints

Safety techniques when eco printing

How to place plants for best effect

How to use and experiment with natural mordants and dyes

Other methods of eco printing

Kline Academy Visiting Instructor Sarah Brooke

About

Sarah Brooke

Sarah Brooke is an artist and actress living and working in Los Angeles. After acting on stage and screen for over 40 years, she decided to try her hand at painting and has been studying classical art techniques and contemporary landscape painting at Kline Academy for 6 years. She has exhibited and sold her work at Kline Academy and Cornelia Street Cafe, where she was part of the exhibit “Actors Who Paint”. Inspired by her past studies of horticulture and a session of Cheryl Kline’s ‘Artist Workshop’, she made a foray into the world of Eco Printing. After copious amounts of research, she has developed techniques to utilize the fascinating process of using live flowers and foliage to print on paper and, by enhancing these prints with other media, create works of art.