Visual Arts Workshop

Botanical Dye Printmaking with Fall Foliage
with Christine Harrison
October 27-28 |10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $225 | all supplies included
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Botanical Dye Printmaking with Fall Foliage


Workshop description

In this introduction to botanical dye printmaking, we will learn how to extract nature’s colors and textures to print on paper. Working with Fall foliage (fresh and dry leaves), participants will learn how to make bundles to dye using two techniques: boiling and steaming. Participants will have a chance to create several pieces each day. The finished prints can be used in chine collé, collage, mono prints, book making projects, and stand-alone prints.

Starting with simple and easily created plant dyes, the instructor will demonstrate the processes and show examples. Further discussions will include other dyes and appropriate safety considerations. In addition, the workshop will cover creating a setup for home dyeing, including materials and equipment. Note taking during the workshop is encouraged to develop your own step-by-step guide. A resource sheet will be available at the end of the class.

The instructor will be providing plant material; however, feel free to bring fresh or dry leaves if you feel inspired to gather some for use in the workshop. Look for leaves with defined veins: alder, maples, plum, ferns, berry and cotinus (smoke bush) are good choices.

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  •  October 27, 2023
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  •  October 28, 2023
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Botanical Dye Printmaking with Fall Foliage


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.