Create stunning monoprints with leaves and found objects. Learn experimental techniques with this fun medium, such as inking with masked objects and making ghost prints.
Each person will create a unique set of greeting cards. Afterward, we’ll learn basic bookmaking techniques and use one or two of the printed cards to be covers of sewn booklets. They make great keepsakes or gifts! Adults/teens—all levels welcome.
Choose from two booking options:
1. Supply Your Own Materials! For this class, you will need a 4 x 5” gel plate (can cut 5x7” size down to size), a Brayer, Acrylic inks (a least 3 colors recommended), 12 qty blank cards and matching envelopes, natural white (A2 Size: 4-¼ x 5½“ folded cards), 12 sheets: 5½”(h) x 8½”(w) white text-weight paper, large eye needle, 25” length white linen thread (You can substitute embroidery floss or double-threaded sewing thread), Beads with holes large enough to place on the thread (optional)
2. Purchase a Printing Kit from us that includes:
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This online workshop takes place on Saturday, January 23rd, 11 AM - 1 PM PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions before the workshop.
About the instructor:
Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages in-person and online. Her work has been featured In “Greencraft” and “Somerset Studio” magazines as well as “1000 Artists’ Books.” She co-authored “Wood Paper Scissors,” a how-to crafts book. Elaine received a B.A. in music at Yale University and a B.F.A. in graphic design at the University of the Arts.