Book Artist as Naturalist

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$ 380.00

January 18th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rebecca Chamlee
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 18th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 19th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

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 workshop explores the botanical contact printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials provided by the instructor and brought by students from home. The first day students will learn botanical contact printing immersion techniques using dye baths on assorted paper. On the second day, the results will be used to create four non-adhesive books – a simple Jacob’s Ladder, two hybrid structures based on the accordion and a longstitch sewn book – all filled with rich visual content.  

Materials to Bring: lots and lots of leaves and plant material, fresh and flattened.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, bookbinding needle, utility knife, metal ruler, cutting mat, bookbinding awl, Japanese screw punch with 1.5mm bit.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $380.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Rebecca Chamlee

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.

Past Student Reviews:

"Rebecca is that rare accomplished artist who is also gifted at explaining her process.”

“Rebecca is very generous in sharing her years of experience.”

“She explains things very clearly and thoroughly. Is extremely helpful to everyone and very generous and personable.”

$ 380.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States