In this workshop you will rebuild an old book and give it new life as a unique journal to inspire your creative ideas. And they make great gifts too!
You will break down an old book, and rebind it with blank pages interleaved with text from the original. Build your knowledge and skills around bookbinding as you learn the parts of a book and how to do a long stitch binding with waxed linen thread.
Whether you are new to bookbinding or not, this workshop is appropriate for all skill levels and interests.
All materials and tools, including the books, will be provided.
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PAINTERLY COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Cassandra Grigware
2 week class on Thursdays 6:00 - 8:30
May 5 & 12, 2022
In this 2 week/day, participants will develop 3 or more mixed media drawings/paintings of similar composition in order to then cut/tear them up and reassemble them into a collage using hot glue. You will draw from still life arrangements referencing objects provided or brought personally to the class. The drawings will be developed further into mixed media watercolor paintings that consist of light, medium, and dark valued compositions. Participants will create depth and unity by varying saturations and hues in the final collage. This method is very much like making your own puzzle and figuring out how to put it back together in a way that makes painting three-dimensional. After taking the class, participants will have a greater understanding of the terms and techniques above and the know-how to collage at home using this process. Basic drawing and watercolor skills are helpful but not necessary. All materials and tools are provided.
Cassandra Grigware is an interdisciplinary artist from Grand Junction, Colorado currently earning her MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
PRINTMAKING CARDS WORKSHOP
4 weeks on Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
May 17 - June 7, 2022
Explore your creativity and the benefits of making your own greeting cards. Whether you want to make your own personal cards or expand greeting cards into your business, this workshop will provide you with the foundation needed.
This workshop will cover drypoint in combination with Chine Colle and monotype printmaking. You will learn to etch on plexiglass and print on colored rice paper to produce a variety of beautiful cards. In addition, we will explore what is involved in making a series, how to register your work and print multiple plates. You will make at least 15 unique cards.
Whether you are new or experienced in making greeting cards this workshop will walk you through all the steps. This workshop has a maximum of 3 people so there is ample time to work with the instructor and interact with other participants. All supplies are included.
INTRODUCTION TO WOODCUT with Janet Cathey
Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22, 2022, 10am – 4pm
This course explores the fundamentals of woodblock printing. We will focus on learning the processes involved in creating two-color woodcut prints. We'll explore mark making on wood blocks using many types of gouges, and explore layering ink colors. You'll prepare a design, cut it into wood, ink, and print. You will learn how to properly register more than one carved block, thus layering ink colors, and creating more rich and colorful images.
Janet Cathey is a printmaker and member of Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction, VT