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Sawmill Herb Farm Workshops

Intro to Eco-Printing on Paper with Tony(a) Lemos, July 17. 5 - 7 pm

Intro to Eco-Printing on Paper with Tony(a) Lemos, July 17. 5 - 7 pm

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Eco printing (Botanical Contact Printing) is a contemporary application of the traditions of natural dyeing. During this workshop; participants will explore the alchemy of water, plant materials, heat, and metal and end up with beautiful prints on watercolor paper. We’ll be collecting leaves and flowers from the beautiful grounds and learning the alchemical tin can bundling process.

Each student will have the opportunity to make several prints using different techniques which transfer the natural colours and shapes of the plants. The study of nature through art allows the “student-artist” to experience, observe, value, analyze, synthesize and express their understanding of, and relationship to, nature, the environment and elements. We will also discuss several other methods of eco printing including boiled books and the heat press method

About Tony(a) Lemos:

Tony(a) Lemos works at the intersection of art and herbalism and has worked as a community herbalist/educator for over 25 years helping people connect with plants as allies for healing (physical /emotional and spiritual). She currently teaches a Botanical Art studio program at Blazing Star Herbal School as well as a year long herbal apprenticeship which is now in its 23nd year.

She is inspired by all aspects of the natural world and the elements. She works actively with the alchemical processes of Green World, be it eco-printing, alternative photography methods or foraging and medicine making. Her artwork and healing work is process based centering around relationship, well-being, creativity, connection and co-existence. She believes art and creativity to be an integral part of the healing process.

Presently her work is multidisciplinary combining, relief and intaglio printmaking, monotype and contact printing with botanicals, and alternative photography methods. She has exhibited several solo shows In Northampton and North Adams and has participated in many group shows. She has been lecturing for 30 years and more recently taught at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, and the Provincetown Art Museum.

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All workshops are held at our farm at 119 Old Sunderland Rd, Montague, MA. Workshops are rain or shine and are outdoors on grass with some uneven terrain. We have a covered location if it is pouring rain. If it is very bad weather we may cancel or postpone. When you sign up provide an email address for us to contact you in case of a last minute cancellation or delay.  There is an rustic composting toilet available.

Please register in advance for classes and email us with any questions. Workshop materials are included in the class fee. We believe that education should be accessible, while also compensating our teachers fairly. Please be in touch by email if you need a sliding pay scale. 

Refund Policy

  • If we cancel the workshop for any reason all registration fees are fully refunded
  • If a registrant withdraws from a workshop with more than 4 days notice (96 hours) a refund will be issued minus a $5 administrative fee
  • If a registrant withdraws from a workshop with less than 4 days notice (96 hours) or doesn’t show up for a workshop, no refund or exchanges will be given

BIPOC Discount

To honor Sawmill Herb Farm’s values of inclusion, reparations and accessibility, each upcoming workshop will hold at least two spots for low-cost BIPOC tickets at 50% off the posted workshop price. We recognize Black, Indigenous and People of Color have been historically and contemporarily economically harmed, exploited and marginalized. If you are BIPOC and interested in a low-cost ticket for upcoming workshops, please use code 50OFF when registering for classes.


119 Old Sunderland Rd, Montague, MA. Park across the street from the farmhouse, in front of the red and brown barns close to the road.

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