Basics & Patterns
Instructor Merike Van Zanten

Saturday & Sunday,
February 15 & 16, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
JCBA's Book & Paper Studio at Historic Building T6
Class limit: 8

Day One of this workshop covers basics––choosing plants, and fabrics––plus information on chemicals used to secure and enhance color permanently, so that prints are stable. You’ll learn how to layer bundles of prints for steaming, and we’ll also discuss the construction of several convenient and inexpensive steaming options. Day two covers patterned resists to build background interest, carriers to transfer color and pattern to the print, and eco printing pastes to stencil and stamp images. No experience necessary.

Tuition Schedule

General Public: $235
FAU Faculty & Staff, Students from other Institutions: $210
FAU Students: $185


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone Sending your email will begin the registration process.


Merike Van Zanten, JCBA’s 2018/19 Salzberg Artist in Residence, specializes in ecoprinting, a technique of extracting color and images from plants and metals through steam. Merike’s art is wide-ranging but focuses on hand papermaking and artists’ books, as well––many incorporating found materials. She revisits JCBA this year from her home in the Netherlands.