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Earth and Fire - Sun Prints on Rusted Paper Sample Books

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August 29, 2023
August 30, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Learn how to create sun printed images and bookbinding techniques in this 2-day workshop. After manipulating paper surfaces with rusting agents and stains, we will coat and expose pages with natural objects and film negatives to create lovely cyanotype and rust images. We will compile notes on all our experiments. Learn a variety of binding techniques for your images completing three sample books.

About the Instructor(s)

Mary-Ellen Campbell, a multidisciplinary artist does graphics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts and mixed media work. Her work has been featured in 17 national and international solo exhibitions and over 85 group and invitational shows. Campbell is the Professor of Art Emerita from New Jersey City University, NJ, where she taught for thirty-four years. In 2004-05 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach Book Arts in Thailand. Mary-Ellen has won 12 residencies since 2007 in Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Costa Rica, Colorado, North Carolina, California and Minnesota creating more than 75 books and mixed media artworks.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Assorted papers to experiment with

• negatives- you can get at Staples or print on transparency paper from your file

• Thin objects to expose such as leaves, seaweed, laces, feathers

• Glass or plastic to cover largest size paper (11x17" max)

• Board to compose on (corrugated, mat, cardboard-rigid

• Cutting mat

• Bone folder

• Scissors, utility blade tool

• Straight piercer like a needle, ceramics scriber or bookbinding straight awl (you can make one from a needle in a cork

• Plastic or rubber gloves

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Tyvek

• Watercolor and other papers

• Acrylics

• Thread

• Needles

• Spare bone folders and cutting mats

• Brushes

• Cyanotype and rusting chemicals

• Handouts

• Trays

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