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A botanic sketchbook: Print and make your own sketchbooks using garden foliage: 6 and 7 June 2023

A botanic sketchbook Print and make your own sketchbooks using garden foliage



Tutor: Emma James
Date: Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June 2023
Time: 10:00-16:00
Cost: £135
Location: Classroom

Day 1: From the gardens collect leaves & fallen plant and natural materials and then back into the classroom to use these found items as part of your printing to print your own individual covers, pages and inserts for your own sketchbooks. Demonstrations of printmaking technique and use of materials. Work with monoprinting to create unique prints to build within the construct of your books. Create layered prints using and combining plant materials, mark making, textured materials and masking techniques. Print onto heavy cotton rag paper and sheets of thinner artist quality paper. Experiment with masks and ghost prints to create individual and subtle images inspired by plants and vistas from the gardens.

Day 2: Select from your prints ones to use for your 2 books: a simple sewn sketchbook with printed covers and inserts, and a printed concertina Artists Book, including printed inserts. Step by step demonstration of how to measure, cut, crop and prepare your prints and how to construct your books. By the end of the course you will have created 3 x individual books and many prints.


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