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The SU Sustainability Workshop Series is back for the spring with an exciting hands-on printmaking workshop. This series focuses on changing the way we imagine sustainability in art and design practices, offering tactile methods of mindful production, reducing waste, and inspiring diverse and sustainable ways of making.

In this event, Elizabeth DeCoste will be teaching alternative, sustainable, and easy-to-follow printmaking methods using photosynthetic plant processes!

Date and Time: Friday, March 18th, 12-1:30 pm.


Anthotypes are a type of print made from the photosynthetic properties found in plants. Using accessible materials, this workshop will explore image making methods that center DIY approaches to create a delicate silhouette of chosen objects. This workshop is open to anyone regardless of experience in print methods.

Necessary materials can most likely be found in one household already, or purchased at any grocery store:

  • powdered turmeric
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • coffee filters
  • Borax
  • sturdy paper (such as watercolour paper)
  • Paintbrush
  • Collected objects to create a print from (e.g. leaves, flowers, paper cut outs, cloth fragments,
    photographic transparencies).

Optional, but recommended supplies:

  • an apron
  • Gloves
  • sheet of either glass / plexiglass / clear plastic
  • Newsprint


Free material packages will be available for pick-up at the SU office on a first come first serve basis. Our office is located at 230 Richmond St on the 6th floor and is open 12-4, Monday - Thursday. Once we are out of packages, an email will be sent out to notify you.

We are excited to see you soon!