We have come to look forward to the end of the summer because that means it’s time to work with the students from Maryhurst on a field trip at Foxhollow Farm! Last year we did cyanotypes— this year we used printmaking! All artwork created will be for sale at this year’s Foxhollow Farm’s Fall Festival benefiting Maryhurst— come on out on October 8th to pick up a one of a kind piece of art! RSVP on the Facebook event today!
First we explored the farm and each student selected veggies, flowers, and leaves that they wanted to use to create their prints. Students got to sample cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and green beans from the edible garden as well!
Students then rolled out the ink onto plexiglass and pressed their selected items into it— making sure to coat it evenly— a lot like stamps! They then created patterns and prints on notecards, tea-towels, and totes.
We thought for sure the veggies would be the most successful, but all of us agreed that the leaves made some of our favorite prints!
Be sure to come snag your favorite prints at LVA’s table during the Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival on October 8th!
Images: Sarah Katherine Davis for LVA