As a new Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts, I'm pleased to offer some new printmaking workshops this spring! Workshops will be held in Classroom 8 at the Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Block Printing on Fabric: Design and Print a Unique Spring Scarf
Saturday, April 27, 3 - 6 p.m., $60, materials included.
Carve your own unique design into soft rubber, then use fabric inks to print the design on a jersey-knit scarf. Participants walk away with a hand-carved stamp, for continued use on fabric or paper, and two block-printed scarves.
Printing without a Press: Gelatin Monotypes
Saturday, May 4, 3 - 6 p.m., $60, materials included. Create one-of-a-kind, painterly prints using gelatin as a printing surface. Ink transfers beautifully from the smooth gelatin surface, with very little pressure. The material is very versatile, and while it can mimic traditional printing processes, it possesses its own unique qualities and the process lends itself to experimentation. Participants will be instructed in a variety of techniques, and then create a set of experimental prints.
Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $100, materials included.
Learn the process of creating woodblock prints, or "woodcuts". Participants will create a line drawing on wood, then carve away the negative space to produce a bold, linear "key block". We will then transfer the design to a second block to carve and add color. Printing techniques will be introduced, as well as instruction on using non-toxic Akua inks. The woodblocks can then be used to print an edition or experiment with color variations.
Materials will be provided for all workshops, but it is a good idea to bring a sketch or photo to use for reference and inspiration. Please see my Workshops Page for more details and to register.
I hope you'll join me for some printmaking!
I'm a woodblock printmaker who is committed to a non-toxic (or less toxic) art practice. I started out as a painter but found my way to printmaking through a love of paper and process. I seem to be falling for papermaking in the same way. I went to Syracuse University, where I studied painting (BFA) and museum studies (MA). I was a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts for five years and previously worked at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This blog is for posting works-in-progress and new works, as well as a few creative projects I've done with my kids.