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Printing with Botanicals Weekend

Printing with Botanicals Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Liz Loveless


Experimental printmaking using plant matter for use in various art practices including Fine art, illustration and textile design. Also suitable for beginners or those building a portfolio for further study.

Exploring different techniques using plant and foliage to create images and textures. Looking at samples of print, illustration and design for inspiration. We may forage from the local area or students can bring in samples of foliage to use.

Topics covered

  • Dyeing paper using plant / vegetable based dyes.
  • Using mono printing and *sun printing techniques on a variety of papers to create finished
  • Artwork, or textures to use as background in design or collage.
  • Making transparent artwork for further methods of printing e.g. screen print
  • Investigating how results can be used in subsequent design and image making.
  • Preserving plant matter for further use with printing techniques.
  • An informal course with room for experiment and a chance to make an assortment of printed artwork to take away with you.

Entry Requirements: Students do not need specialist skills, just design ideas and enthusiasm.

Level: All levels

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

As a printmaker Liz uses many different techniques in her work. These include photo mechanical Process’s using screen print and cyanotype alongside drawing, collage and paper cut outs. She uses a variety of materials ranging from detritus and flora and fauna to super eight film. Her work is constantly evolving, elements of which can be seen in her narrative illustration.

Her practice as an illustrator has included editorial and educational work alongside projects involving animation and teaching. She is a published author/ illustrator and her work is exhibited regularly.

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