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Spirit Papers: Mapping Place, teaching

  • Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

In this one-day intensive we will explore the art of the eco- or contact print, on paper. Students will learn the basics of creating prints using the flora available in their ecosystem, essentially making a map of the plants inhabiting this particular place on the east coast. Each student will prepare bundles for the dyepot, using found metals and local waters for mordanting. The resulting prints will describe place and we’ll discuss the possibilities of how to use these printed papers in book arts and further printing processes.

Earlier Event: August 21
Contact Printing, teaching
Later Event: April 12
Book Arts Bazaar, exhibiting