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Join me for summer printmaking classes

It may only be early March, but it’s time to start talking about the summer classes that I will be teaching in June and July 2011.

I am offering two classes at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts in northern Michigan. The ICCA offers classes and workshops to adults in a purpose-built building situated on the beautiful campus of the famous Interlochen Arts Academy. To whet your appetite, here is a brief slideshow of the printmaking class that I taught there in June 2010:




Reduction Linocut, from June 13—June 17. Participants will create a handmade print in up to five colors, all from the same block of linoleum. This technique, first developed by Picasso, involves successively cutting away portions of the linoleum block after you have done printing from the block in each color (reducing the block after each stage).

The five day course covers: selecting suitable imagery, transferring the image to the linoleum block, managing the cutting and proofing stages and correct registration of paper and block to get accurately aligned prints. This technique is particularly well-suited to landscape, animal and natural imagery. Reduction linocuts can also be combined with other techniques such as rainbow roll and chine collé to produce dazzling, multi-colored Japanese-style prints.

Cost: $425 if you book before April 1, $450 thereafter.

Full details here: ICCA Printmaking Workshop.

The Artist’s Book: Mixed Media Book-Arts from June 28—July 2. Guests will spend a week learning how to make a one-of-a-kind artist’s book.  The five-day course will show participants how to select the right paper for the your project, create your pages using printmaking (linocuts and monoprint), drawings, collage or paintings. All participants will use their own original art to make a variety of book formats such as accordion books, dos-a-dos books and simple pamphlets using a variety of stitching methods. You will also consider how to make an artist’s book out of unusual materials such as wood, bark, metal and glass. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

Cost: $400 if you book before April 1, $425 thereafter.

Full details here: ICCA Artist’s Book Workshop.

I will also be co-teaching the Journal and Sketchbook class as part of the Writer’s Retreat, which runs from June 20—June 23. During this intensive creative writing retreat, the faculty  offer a balance of dynamic workshops, craft instruction and personal writing time while exploring fiction, poetry, memoir or journal and sketchbook.  The program offers opportunities for readings, and conversations with professionals and colleagues to help writers develop confidence in their writing. 

Cost: $425 if you book before April 1, $450 thereafter.

Full details here: 2011 Writer’s Retreat.


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