Printmaking Artist Celeste Pfau, visiting from Birmingham, Alabama will be offering a one-hour introductory workshop on how to print plant materials using an etching press as well as without a press using Gelli plates. Those interested in participating need to come on time, as this process will easily take up the entire hour. Note Each workshop is limited to 6 participants/hour.
- Each student will leave the class with their own unique artworks: 8x10in will be the largest size the class will work. Other smaller sized options will also be available.
- Celeste will cover the basic elements of how the etching press works, the different steps of mono-printing as well as the many different inks and paper options. She will also explain how mono-printing relates to other fine art printmaking techniques.
- All materials to participate will be provided by Celeste, however, participants can bring their own botanical / found materials: leaves, flowers, stems, lace, string, etc
About your host
Celeste Amparo Pfau is a fine artist based in Birmingham, Alabama. Natural spaces, whether wild or planted are her muse and source of materials. There she gathers flowers, foliage, seeds and roots to use in a unique process. Her botanical monoprints involve the careful arrangement of ethically harvested plant matter and oil-based inks. Each print, visual or wearable, is created on a manually operated etching press. Celeste hopes that her work can be a bridge to connect people to the natural world and to one another.