Eco Printing Magic Part 1: Eco Printing With Tony(a) Lemos

$170.00 - $290.00

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Eco Printing Magic Part 1: Eco Printing With Tony(a) Lemos
1 day, Friday
June 21st
10 - 4
12 participants maximum
Cost: $170 or $290 for Parts 1 + 2

Experience the magic of eco‐printing on paper, a process of making direct contact botanical prints from the natural pigment found in plants. Combining contemporary print techniques with historic methods of natural dying resulting in unique one of a kind botanical prints. During this daylong workshop; participants will explore the alchemical process of combining water, plant materials, heat, and metals and end up with some beautiful prints on watercolor paper. We will be using a heat press as well as the bundling tin can method. We will also discuss safety procedures and the sustainable practice of foraging and gathering plant material.

All participants are encouraged to bring in any fresh leaves and flowers they may have access to, the instructor will also provide specimens. This workshop will surprise and delight your senses

A life long environmentalist and plant person, Tony(a) Lemos is a process based, nature inspired, conceptual artist who works at the intersection of art and herbalism. A creative entrepreneur, community Herbalist, and Artist she is inspired by all aspects of the natural world (plants, lichen, moss and fungi) and the alchemical/elemental processes at work though sometimes unseen. Her work centers around wellbeing, creativity, connection and co-existence. She believes art and creativity to be an integral part of the healing process. Presently her work includes eco-printing, photopolymer printmaking as well alternative photography methods, often combining mixed media and found objects into artist books. She likes to explore symbolism from her ancestry (Greek/Middle East) and her deep connection to her present sense of place on Pocumtuc/Nipmuc territory,Ashfield/ Conway MA. She believes there to be such healing when we connect(art+health) materials to place, and has found by using materials from a particular place to help establish a relationship with it. She currently runs Blazing Star Herbal School and teaches at conferences all over New England including The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard, the New England Botanical Gardens, The Provincetown Art Museum. This winter she curated and produced work for a successful a show at the APE Gallery in Northampton called Mind Memory and Mycelium.

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27 Dunstan Street
West Newton, MA 02465
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