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Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, California 95816
Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts members met Dorothy Yuki this January, at her SCTA presentation, "Paper Trails: Journeys and Adventures in Paper Art. Members and guests were all wowed by her extensive creativity and career. During the lecture, audience members selected workshops from a list provided by Dorothy, and Eco-Printing on Paper was the winner, followed by Bleach Art and the Book (scheduled for August 28, 2018).
What do we love about eco-printing? Is it that we can take items found in nature to create lovely patterns on textiles? Is it the technical knowledge required, or does the technical process free up our creativity? Are we entranced by the rich colors, or finding out how this material will… react to that process? Maybe we just like finding and using free stuff, or an excuse to roust about in our neighbor's leaf pile. Whatever our interest, the nature we see every day provides endless possibilities in enhancing paper and fabric, and these enhanced materials inspire other avenues of creativity.
In this workshop, students will explore different organic techniques like onion and iron solutions to turn found pieces of flora into prints on paper, and the different result created by each item. Our instructor will guide students in the use of mordants, baths, steaming and simmering with lots of leaves, flowers, and other plant parts. At the end of the first day, each student will have created a stack of eco prints full of artistic potential. Returning to the dried prints on the second day, the instructor will demonstrate creating simple books, boxes, cards and other paper art with their prints. Students will leave with numerous eco-printed treasures to share with friends and family.
Dorothy Yuki is an accomplished artist, calligrapher and teacher with extensive business and creative success. The Eco-Printing on Paper workshop will be held August 18 and 19, 2018, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. Registration for the two-day workshop is $120 for SCTA members, $140 for non-members, due no later than July 14, 2018. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, and a list of supplies will be provided prior to the workshop.
To register, please send your name, and the name of the workshop you want to attend, along with your address, phone number, email, SCTA membership status, and a check for registration fees made out to SCTA, to SCTA Program Chairperson, c/o 619 39th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816-3936. For more information please contact Diana at [email protected]
, or 916-736-2014.
Past Student Reviews:
“Awesome teacher! Expert instruction, encouraging experimentation; and she had as much fun as we did in discovering the exciting results of our class work. It was a really rewarding experience.”
“This is a great addition to your course offerings -\-\ there is endless potential for using this technique in book and paper arts; there is bio-magic in the chemistry.”
“Dorothy is a great teacher: organized, creative, good listener and full of empathy. She designed a class that was easy to understand, and at the same time, she woke up our imaginations.”