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Cyanotype Printing & Pamphlet Books with Katama Murray

July 24 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Experiment with natural patterns and mindful making through a hands-on workshop focusing on cyanotypes! This class will focus on the basics of cyanotype printing techniques with fabric and paper to create a series of prints, fabric patches and a hand-bound book. Dive into the realm of this photographic printmaking process and book art method in this hands-on class as a way to connect to the season and objects around us.

This workshop offers an amalgamation of outdoor foraging, printmaking, photography, bookmaking and fiber processes, thereby offering infinite possibilities for creativity within each mode of making. Participants will capture shadows through cyanotype printing, utilizing seasonally foraged plants of the region as well as everyday objects that hold memory or visual intrigue to print with on coated cotton fabric and watercolor paper. Prints will be created using either the power of the sun or an indoor UV light, depending on the weather. No experience with any techniques are necessary to join!

Teach Peace Prints is a small, woman-owned business led by Katama Murray, which focuses on printmaking and fiber techniques that utilize natural materials. As an eco artist, educator and naturalist, Katama is constantly inspired by patterns, shapes, and colors that dwell within these spaces and organisms. Since starting the Teach Peace Prints journey in 2020, Katama creates handmade products on paper and fabric using a variety of materials and processes, and continues to experiment with combining various techniques while mindfully collaborating with the natural world. Sewn, naturally dyed and printed by hand, TPP offers unique, one of a kind products for those who wish to bring elements of nature into their homes and daily lives. Featuring items such as everyday textiles, prints and creative supplies for fellow makers, each collection of work is seasonally inspired and is based on the importance of place.

Katama believes that the process of making and constant learning in tandem with nature can help to encourage further awareness and appreciation of our natural surroundings.

Cost: $75; $65 for members. $12 for materials. This workshop is suitable for ages 10+; children under 16 should be accompanied by a registered adult.

9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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207-596-6457