This 5 week course offers an introduction to monotype printing processes focused on developing technical abilities and confidence working in a printmaking studio. Students will create prints through studio work and projects and gain an awareness of the creative and expressive possibilities of monotype printmaking and develop a personal vocabulary with the media. Demonstrations of new processes are scheduled weekly, and are supplemented by additional impromptu demonstrations as specific student need arise
This one day encaustic workshop will introduce you to the basics of encaustic painting. Traditional and contemporary techniques will be explored including how to make encaustic color cakes, stenciling, collage and image transfers. Students will also recieve a brief history of the medium as well as basic instruction on safety.
If you are new to drawing, or a printmaker, sculptor or painter who would like to refresh your drawing skills, you will discover something useful in this class. Students will explore the nature of light and shadow, and how to render three dimensional objects onto a two dimensional surface.
Contour. Drawing. Flowers. Need we say more?
Students will be given the information, tools, and materials to create their own small leather journals. Creative use of blank and/or printed papers, stitch patterns, and cover decorations will ensure each student leaves with a journal that is one-of-a-kind.
In this self-directed class students have the opportunity to work on their own projects while practicing their favorite printmaking technique. Our experienced printmaking staff will be on hand to help problem solve and discuss your projects, but students must have prior knowledge of one printmaking discipline.
*Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking OR course equivalent.*
Painters Unite! Start a painting or bring us a painting you are working on: a portrait of a family member, pet, special place you have visited, or any project which needs further development. An experienced staff member will be available to discuss various painting techniques and help you complete your self-directed projects. Come to the first class prepared with your ideas, photos, and painting supplies.