Impression of Nature: The Art of Nature Printing workshop November 17 & 18, 2018


impressions of nature: the art of nature printing

Rebecca Chamlee, instructor

November 17 & 18, 9:30-4:30

Occidental College, Weingart Building

1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, California 90041

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 weekend workshop explores a variety of processes to create prints on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials provided by the instructor, collected during walks around the local area or brought by students from home. Students will learn traditional Japanese nature printing of fresh specimens on washi papers and other hand printing techniques, botanical contact eco prints and monoprints printed with the etching press. The results will be used to create a several books with plenty left over for students’ personal projects.

Workshop Fee: $165.00 for GBW members and $200.00 for non-members

Materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of workshop: $40.00, includes paper, ink, plates, supplies, use of shared tools and equipment. Students may be asked to bring other materials and tools.

Intended Students: Fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, book artists and non-artists with interests in the natural world.

Skill level: All levels

Rebecca Chamlee is a book artist, printer, writer and bookbinder who has published letterpress printed, limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her work is in prominent special and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely. 

Rebecca is an associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she teaches bookbinding, letterpress printing and artists’ book classes and heads the Book Arts minor program. She also holds workshops at her studio and book arts centers throughout the country.

To Register: Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers.  

Mail payment and your contact info (name, address, phone number
and email address) to:
Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066



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