Printmaking is one of my true loves so I'm very happy to promote this workshop on November 5 and 6, 2016. Set aside a weekend to draw, transfer, carve, print and color your own block prints. Careful instruction on all these aspects of this technique will be included. We'll use easy-to-carve block material (two types) rather than traditional linoleum. The array of autumn harvest and woodland objects will provide subject material well-suited to block printing design. I will bring my basket full, and students are invited to bring their own subjects. Further, students who have non-autumnal, specific subjects in mind are welcome to attend and work.
This workshop is sponsored by the excellent North Cascades Institute. The good news for Seattleites and those who live nearby: the workshop will take place at the beautiful new Mountaineers Center at Magnuson Park in Seattle. To read more and to register, please click here:
Jocelyn Curry is best known for teaching calligraphy and the art of hand-drawn maps. Few know that most of her art school years were spent in the printmaking studios of the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to that, though, she discovered her passion for relief printing (printing from the surface of a block or plate) in the 9th grade. The tiny print above, "Paris Café Table in the Rain," was carved in her freshman art class while she lived in Paris. She continues to be a printmaker and couldn't be happier to offer this workshop. She has introduced artists to block printing by repeatedly teaching a unit in it to calligraphy students in Edmonds, WA. Jocelyn lives in Shoreline, WA, with her husband, two chickens, and a lot of tall trees.