Teaching

Each Spring I teach classes.
I have taught at

-Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA,
- The Concord Art Association in Concord, MA,
-Anderson Ranch in Aspen, CO,
-The Art Students League in Denver, CO,
-Green Lion Gallery, Bath, ME
-Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
-Jackson Art and Design Center, Jackson, NH
-my shop in Lyme

-the MBFA gallery in Lyme. 

The course description on the right applies to all of the classes. On the work by students page you can see prints and photos from past workshops, and look at the prints that were made in the classes (yes I reaize it needs an update).

Below are links to some who have gone on to make hanga prints of their own after taking the class. Inspiring!

Annie Bissett
Linda Mahoney
Richard Sabin
Sandy Wadlington
Mary Graham

 

Workshops

little update on status of the classes for this Spring:

- there are two spaces left in the June 4 - 6 workshop and there are two spaces left in the workshop for June 18 - 20.

Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking
The Japanese developed a woodblock printing method using water as the medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from multiple carved blocks to printing papers. This is a low carbon-footprint, non-toxic printing method with a great history.
The workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, techniques, and materials involved in this art form.  Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other approaches to making art (watercolor painting, western-style printmaking).

All experience levels are welcome.  Each 3-day workshop is taught in six three hour sessions.  To find out more, and to see prints made by past class participants, visit the Studio, or send me a note.

May 14 - May 16, 2022, 3-day Zoom workshop, presented in collaboration with the Concord Art Association, is closed to sign-ups. 
Visit more info on this workshop.

June 4 - 6, 2022, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.   Big windows, good airflow,  a sweet history and karma, I look forward to again sharing my woodblock workshop in this unique and excellently set up space for two weekends in June.  This beautiful library building, the Cotton Free Library, in Weybridge, VT,  with its counters located below large windows (six total, one for each student!),  has proven to be a perfect set-up for teaching hanga woodblock.  Just three doors away from our house in the Quaker Village area of this town (less than ten minutes north of Middlebury), this building backs up to a dam and waterfall on the Otter Creek. Its a quite beautiful spot.
Tuition is $575 including studio materials fee.  Meal and lodging options are available.  Interested to know more? Send me a note!
Limited to 6 participants. One space available (as of 5.18.2022).
To find out more, sign up, and hold a spot in this workshop.

June 18 - 20, 2022, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.   This will be a repeat of the class offered above, only we will keep the class slightly smaller in case it is hot and we need to run with an air-conditioner (which would take up one of the printing stations).
Limited to 6 participants.  Two spaces available (as of 5.3.2022).
To find out more, sign up, and hold a spot in this workshop.

 

Talks

- March 17 & 27, 2022, Zoom talks about “The Energy Theory of Color". 
The talks are done and now we are working on a booklet as a way to share our insights. Find links to recordings of the talks (and a bit more) on a web-site we have created for sharing aspects of our work: energytheoryofcolor.com.

           
     
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Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com