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Printmaking for Creative Collage
April 7@10:00 am - April 8@3:00 pm$165
This unusual course, led by Abbie Read and Karin Otto, will be a two-day workshop suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. Participants will learn about both printmaking and collage separately, and then experiment using them together. The themes of landscape, architecture and/or natural forms will be our starting points. Printmaking is a very exciting medium, not always predictable, but highly rewarding. You will learn a range of different techniques, including collagraphic, simple intaglio, and mono printing. The workshop will guide you through each process and you will be given time to explore each one. You will be using both water-based and oil-based printing inks. The collage portion of the course is designed to help you explore how to imply depth and form by using the variety of work created on the first day of the workshop. The collage day will focus on learning the art of simplification, the importance of shape and line, and how to use a scalpel blade, scissors or tearing to ‘draw’.
PRINTMAKING FOR CREATIVE COLLAGE
with Karin Otto & Abbie Read
April 7 & 8
Saturdays & Sunday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
$150 + $15 materials
Members receive class discounts! Check out our membership program here.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Abbie Read received a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Oberlin College in 1978, followed later by a M.F.A. in Mixed Media from the School of Art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. MI. Following the pursuit of yet another degree, this time in Landscape Design, she and her husband Bart relocated to mid-coast Maine where her 10-year-old landscape gardening business, ARTgarden, is thriving. Abbie has taught painting, drawing, printmaking, 2-D and 3-D design, and presently teaches workshops on artist books, bookbinding, altered books and art journaling. Karin Otto is currently on the Board at Waterfall Arts, she also runs the print studio, teaches, and helps design and coordinate community arts programming. After moving to Maine in 2011 Karin made the shift from consulting and lecture work in Organizational Development to spending more time on her art work. Her work explores the idea of patterns in all things. She is currently working with wood block printing using organic forms derived from nature. Karin admires the sculptural qualities of woodcut and is fascinated with the depth and dimension that can be derived through layering of texture and color. Karin has a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics and an MA in Organizational Behaviour.
(image by sarajo frieden)
Register by filling out the form below or calling the office at (207) 338-2222. Enroll early to ensure a spot! Partial scholarships are available. Find out more about our scholarship program here.
NOTE: You will receive confirmation when you have successfully submitted the registration form. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Please try to register no later than one week prior to the first meeting of the class. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of a class running and of your slot in it! Minimum enrollment for this class must be met by March 31 in order for it to run.