Imagemaking with Plants
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Artists often draw inspiration from the natural world. Taking a deep look around the gardens, participants will collect specimens and ideas. These will serve as the source material for creating images using frottage, drawing, collage, and monoprint. Frottage, or rubbings, has been used around the world to document everything from fish to trash and to spread information. Drawing is excellent for training the eye and finding focus. Collage allows for spontaneity and quick juxtapositions to enliven a composition. And monoprint is a method of printmaking to create a unique image. Plants such as bamboo, reeds, and other plants can be used as drawing implements. Each technique provides its own mark and together these they can build fascinating, nature-based artworks.
Instructor: Laura Post earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies. Post uses her training in Chinese language and East Asian studies to incorporate traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Western printmaking and papermaking techniques in her work. Additionally, she uses invasive plant species from different ecological regions to create sustainable paper and pulp paintings. Laura is currently on the faculty at University of Texas Arlington and lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Previously she was a Lecturer in the Foundations area at Indiana University, Bloomington. There she spearheaded a grant project to use invasive plants to make paper.
Registration Deadline: November 10
Location: This is an online class; you will receive an email two days prior to class with the Zoom class code and password.
Can’t attend the live class? If you pre-register, you will be sent a link to the class recording (available for a limited time only) which you can view when convenient.
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