What my lovely group learnt was 'backgrounding' Creating pages for working on. How to use gesso and what it does to a page. Printing with leaves to create texture and interest and some colour play.What I learnt was I didnt have to spoon feed and too much information really is too much information.
The initial introduction and some ideas were enough. They were all creative people who bought their own knowledge to the table and started making and responding and continued with that exploration themselves.They worked very independently, It was fun.
What was also good was the idea sharing as everyone had different backgrounds and ideas and shared them, so I got to learn too. :-D
the Cover is screen printing of a kowhai flower I did a few years back. Inside the book is Gesso with Matisse acrylic paint. Painted on leaves and pressed between pages.