Relief Printing with Natural Dyes

with Catherine Liu
Wednesdays: December 1, 8, 15; 7–9pm CT

This virtual workshop explores non-toxic and small-space-friendly approaches to relief printing through the use of natural dyes and modular designs. Learn how to make a versatile printing ink made of natural dyes and mordants (an additive that enhances and makes natural dyes more permanent), create and layer radial designs, carve designs onto a plate using an X-ACTO knife, and print by hand using a wooden spoon or baren. This workshop is designed to accommodate both first-time and experienced printers.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A or D

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 11/22 at midnight (CT).