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Botanical Mono printing, session 1

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. All materials to participate will be provided by Celeste, however, participants can bring their own botanical / found materials: leaves, flowers, stems, lace, string, etc

Tickets: $50

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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.

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