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

 

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, take a look in the Studio, or send me a note.

 

April 29 - May 1, 2022, at the Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA.  
I have taught one class at Snow Farm each year going back to 1998 (well, no class in 2020 because of Covid).  It will be a pleasure to be back there again.  Class size is limited to 6.   

tentative:

June 4 - 6, 2022, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.   The class in 2021 went well and this space turned out to be an even better location for doing a color woodblock printmaking class than I had suspected. 
Tuition is $575 including studio materials fee.  Lodging options are available.  Interested to know more? Send me a note!

June 11 - 13, 2022, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT. 
Big windows, good airflow, a sweet history and karma, I am looking forward to sharing my woodblock workshop in this unique and excellently set up space for these 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 the falls of the Otter Creek. Its an inspiring, quiet, and quite beautiful spot. 

I predict you might find this a wonderful opportunity to meet up with the intriguing art form of hanga printmaking. 
Tuition is $575 including studio materials fee.  Lodging options are available.  Interested to know more? Send me a note!

 

Zoom class