Thurs, June 21st, 10-4 - NEW, longer class for more eco printing fun!! $135 includes papers, test silks, tools, and materials – as well as a silk scarf you will decorate and wear! An entry-level course designed for those who want to begin exploring the wonders of eco printing--the all-natural process of transferring plant and leaf images onto fabric and paper using the natural “dyes” in the botanicals themselves! Layout and design, as well as bundling, processing, and pre/post mordanting will be examined. Students will test materials on papers and silks using steam eco printing methods. As a final project, students will print their own silk scarf. Students are encouraged to bring a variety of leaves and/or flowers to experiment with. Bridget Benton has years of experience making art with Nature's beautiful plants. She is the educational coordinator for the Nature Printing Society, a national organization dedicated to creating with botanicals and is our lead teacher in Nature Printing, Encaustic and Necklaces from Nature.