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CANCELED: Imprints of Nature: Art Workshop Begins (7th-9th)

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$325

Imprints of Nature: Block Printing on Paper and Textiles with Sara Method

July 7th – 9th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

In this three-day workshop students will learn how to carve nature-inspired images into rubber blocks and print them on paper and textiles. No experience in printmaking or art is necessary, this is an opportunity to have fun making art together.

Learning objectives:

1. The student will learn a history of block printing techniques.

2. The student will learn how to translate photographs and sketches of plants into simplified drawings for carved patterns.

3. The student will learn how to hand-carve flexible rubber blocks.

4. The student will learn how to print the blocks on paper and textiles.

Each day will begin with a demonstration of the techniques to be covered for the day and we will have some work time before breaking for lunch. After lunch, students will have time to practice their techniques and make prints. Basic materials will be supplied and covered by the materials fee (TBD). Students will leave the workshop with tools, materials and finished printed items.

Note: We will be going into the field at the station to draw and sketch on the first day, so please dress accordingly.

Sara Method is an artist living and working in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her work engages the environment through a variety of media including fibers, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Method’s reduction linocuts investigate the abstracted patterns observed in the landscape during her daily commute while her photography and textiles focus on growth and life-cycles that exist on the periphery in the world of plants, fungi, mosses, and lichen.

Method received her BA in Painting from Salem College in 2002, an MA in Art History from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 and is a 2020 MFA candidate in Studio Art at Western Carolina University.

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Details

Date:
July 7
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$325