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Botanical Printing on Paper, Leather & the Making of Book Structures – September 26-28, 2020

Join Linda Illumanardi for a 3 day workshop beginning with gathering local leaves and printing them on a variety of papers and leather for dazzling effects. Using pre-mordanted paper and a variety of natural modifiers and discharge blankets, students will experience the joy of printing on both paper and leather.

When dry, students will be guided to design a variety of unique book structures, incorporating their own ideas and adding found embellishments from nature. Be ready to play and learn and create new and unconventional structures of your very own!

Students: Please bring an apron, waterproof gloves, any beautiful leaves you wish to print, flowers such as zinnias, dahlias, daisies, chrysanthemums, and something for note taking (journal or tablet).

Basic Bookbinding Materials:
UHU jumbo glue stick
Small container PVA (okay to go with Elmer’s as opposed to archival Lineco)
small self-healing cutting mat
#11 blades and handle, ruler (preferably a metal ruler with cork/rubber backing, but I also use the plastic gridded rulers measured in 1/8″), Pencil (mechanical avoids constant sharpening), Scissors , Inexpensive hardware utility brush 2″
This is an inexpensive way to go with the majority of the tools and you’ll have extra of some supplies Linda is providing for your future book making ($16.99):
Materials Fee: $75.00
Class Fee: $295 (less 10% if paid by July 1. Save 15% if registering and paying for both classes by July 1)