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Color Woodblock Class at the  Rowe Center,
Rowe, MA

 

Andrew Plaut, who took the class in 2020, wrote:

Matt, and Christine

Thanks once again for a wonderful three days. I learned very much, it was a beautiful location, and the food and camaraderie was unexcelled. What more can I say?  I'll eagerly send along anyone who wants a new perspective on art, printmaking in particular, and learned exposure to the art of the Eastern world.

June 1 - 3, 2024, at the Rowe Center, Rowe, MA.
If you are signed up for this class, please visit this link to register for meals and lodging.

Terms:
Tuition for the three days is $625. This includes
all tools and materials to participate.  Meals, lodging, and purchases of tools or materials you might wish to keep after the class (printing jigs, carving sets, barens) are additional fees.

Totals:
- $625 for the class tuition
- Meals and lodging. package (3 lunches, 2 dinners) @ $110; individual meals: lunch @ $20, dinner @ $30.
- Lodging @ $115/ night, self-serve breakfast fixings included. (A neighbor's farmhouse about 3 miles north of class location.)
- Airbnb @ $145/ night: at my house at 16 Hazleton Rd.

Class schedule:
The class follows a series of six sessions.  We start at 10 am on the Saturday morning and aim to finish up at 4:30pm on Monday afternoon.
Saturday:  10 - 12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.
Sunday: 9 -  12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.
Monday: 9:30 -  12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.

There is a talk and demonstration of steps of the process at the beginning of each session.  They are:
- introduction to getting imagery onto your block(s)
- carving and sharpening
- introduction to printing (with a focus on making paste, using the pigments, handling the paper)
- more about printing (with a focus on the brushes and the baren)
- finishing.  About drying and signing your prints.  About continuing on past the class.
- there are also discussions of art theory, of edition printing (how to wrap up your project), of time management, of the function of making art, of The Energy Theory of Color.

If you wish to participate, or to know more, feel free to call me at 603-306-6547, or send me a note. Currently I have one space available.
You may hold a spot by sending a deposit of $200  Classes are first come, first serve. I plan to run a waiting list. If something comes up and you have to cancel, I can refund $100 of your initial deposit.

Matt

 


Photos from classes of 2020:
        

 

   

 

 

Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-306-6547. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com
Matt Brown . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . ooloo@valley.net