Printing Botanicals by Hand with Bee Shay

Using some simple inexpensive tools, we will learn how to print leaves and flowers with both a painterly effect and a scientific textbook type one. The use of a brayer, a stomp press and learning to use just your hands will all be employed during class.  You will learn to prep and preserve your botanical matter for printing when they’re not available and how to use a microwave press.  Class includes instructions on a simple pamphlet stitched book to keep some of your treasures of the day in. 

Maximum class size: 10

Bee Shay has been a folk artist and oil painter for almost thirty years, teaching theorem painting, stenciling, and faux finishes nationally since 1991. She has apprenticed under members of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. For nearly ten years she was involved in the Stencil Artisans League, Inc. (SALI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching and furthering traditional American folk art. Currently, Bee is a resident of Nantucket and continues teaching nationally.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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