Print-Making & Other Visual Arts

Three 3-week sessions this summer!

Instructor: Stacye Leanza

Print-Making, Collographs: Wednesdays, June 7th – 21st, 6-9pm &

Print Making, Monoprints: Wednesdays, July 12th – 26th, 2-5pm

Unlike other forms of printmaking, monoprints & collagraphs do not require much technical skill or preparation, Nancy M 1.2 block prints drying, smso they are great for beginners and people who don’t like to plan. A monoprint is basically an image painted on a glass (or plexiglass) plate, then transferred on to paper. A collagraph is similar, except that flat, textured objects are fixed to the plate before painting it, resulting in a textured print.  In this class, we’ll be using some unconventional methods that don’t require a press to make the prints. The process tends to unleash the imagination, so it’s a great place for some untethered self-expression! Collographs will be held at the farmhouse at Shakori Hills; Monoprints will be held at Briar Chapel (exact directions available soon).

Exploring Abstract Art: Saturdays, July 29th – August 12th @ Briar Chapel, 2-5pm

The main difference between representational and non-representational art is that, in the latter, we draw from inner (subjective) vision instead of outer (objective) vision. “Abstract” abtractart includes the entire range between the two. The primary focus of the class is to access that inner vision and develop it. How do we do it? PLAY! We explore the intuitive exercises created by early Western abstract artists & Surrealists, designed to access the subconscious mind, & bypass the Inner Judge! There will also be a bit of history, and plenty of slides of some of the greats, for inspiration. With practice, students will begin to form their own personal “language” of shape, line, symbol and color, while exploring basic drawing elements and composition.

This is another high-energy class! Beginners are welcome, as well as established artists who desire to deepen their art-making experience. No experience is necessary, just a desire for spirited adventure! Limited to 10 students. Class will be held at Briar Chapel; exact directions available soon.

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