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Nature printing

Plants as a printing form – how does it work? With some skill, delicate and fascinating images can be created from flowers and leaves. Images of plants can be created using many printing techniques: woodcut, wood engraving, copper engraving, lithography and linocut. You can also press plants or photograph them. Nature printing is a fascinating technique because of the authentic representation of the plants and the immediate success.

Activity: Leaves, flowers or grasses are inked with a roller. Then the inked plant is placed between two sheets of paper and fed through a printing press. Just see what fine structures emerge in nature printing.

Age: from class three

Curriculum link: Art

Courses: Only from May to October

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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