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 classes. On the work by students page you can see prints and photos from past workshops and see images of prints made in classes.

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

Annie Bissett
Richard Sabin
Sandy Wadlington
Mary Graham

 

Workshops

Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking
The Japanese developed a woodblock printing method using water as a medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and use of 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.

Workshops are organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the tools, techniques, and materials    of this printing method. In each class everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. The workshop includes sharings of tricks and techniques adaptable  to other art-making approaches (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.

June 1 - 3, 2024, at the Rowe Center, Rowe, MA.   
Tuition is $625 including a studio materials fee. 
Meal and lodging options offered by the Rowe Center. Interested to know more? Send me a note!
Limited to 6 participants. This workshop is full.
To find out more,

June 15 - 17, 2024, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.  
This venue is my favorite and I look forward to again leading the woodblock workshop in this well set-up space in June.  The Cotton Free Library, with counters below large windows (one for each student), appears made for hanga woodblock classes. Just 200 yeards from our house in the Quaker Village area of Weybridge (8 minutes north of Middlebury), the library looks out over the dramatic Twin Bridges area of the Otter Creek River.
Tuition is $625 including studio materials fee.  Meal and lodging options available. 
Interested to know more? Send me a note!
Limited to 6 participants. This workshop is full.
To find out more.

June 29 - July 1, 2024, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.  
Same course description as June 15 - 17 workshop above.
Tuition is $625 including studio materials fee.  Meal and lodging options available. 
Interested to know more? Send me a note!
Limited to 6 participants. This workshop has 3 spaces available.
To find out more.

 

Talks

September 10, 2024, 3:30 pm, at Brookhaven Residence, Lexington, MA

"Kunisada: Art within Art", an exhibit of prints from 19th century Japan from the collections of Taylor McNeil and Matt Brown.
Tuesday, Sept 10: Talk with Taylor and Matt in the Large Meeting Room.

Views of the Cotton Library:
     
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Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-306-6547. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com