Sunday 18 June 10am-3.30pm: Workshop 1 Introducing nature printing
Sunday 25 June 10am-3.30pm: Workshop 2 Building your skills
Each workshop $130 + $20 materials fee (paid at the workshop)
Both workshops $250 + $40 materials
6 places in each workshop
The beauty of nature
Join Rhyll Plant to explore the potential of nature printing over two workshops, each a full day. Nature printing involves inking materials such as feathers from the natural world and pressing them to paper to preserve their detail as unique artworks.
In these workshops you will learn how to create your own individual images from natural specimens using both hand pressure and the magic of the printing press.
The first workshop will introduce nature printing, and the second will enable you to build your skills, explore layering, use stencils and learn how to prepare and use other related materials.
Rhyll Plant says: ‘Of the endless and varied inspiration nature provides for artists, I delight in exploring a creative process that allows me to make prints of fine detail directly from selected plants and feathers’.
All levels of art experience are welcomed, including complete beginners. Workshop 2 is designed for those who have done Workshop 1 or another nature printing workshop with Rhyll.
Materials provided will include suitable grasses and feathers, various printing papers and water based ink that allows for a solvent free atmosphere in which to work.
Both workshops will be held in the lovingly restored railway station that is the Newstead Arts Hub.
[Images: Nature prints – Rhyll Plant]
Rhyll works from her Speargrass Studio in Castlemaine, where she combines her printmaking with illustrating for the Museum Victoria’s scientific publications.
Rhyll says: Countless hours of joyful experimenting has built my skills and confidence to the point of sharing my nature printing techniques.
Illustration, science and humour inspire her imagery.