Artisan Academy Workshops

FROM SKETCH TO STUDIO: PLEIN AIR
With David Vollbracht, OPA, AIS

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Mountains jutt up over a meadow filled with trees
A stream winds through a meadow

From Sketch to Studio: Plein Air
May 14 and 15, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $250

Join established artist David Vollbracht to sketch en plein , beginning with concept and translating to canvas to develop a complete representational and impressionistic work of art. Vollbracht will focus on elements of color, composition and content in this two-day workshop for intermediate and advanced oil painters.

Artisan Academy Workshops are geared towards helping students advance their abilities in a short period of time. Typically one to three days long, these workshops are best for intermediate and advanced students, unless otherwise listed. Workshops are offered in most mediums taught at Mark Arts and are added on a quarterly basis. If you are a student with a request for a workshop or an artists looking to pass on your unique techniques, please contact the Education Department about planning a workshop.

WHAT A RELIEF!
REDUCTIVE WOODBLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP
With Matthew Willie Garcia

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What a Relief! Reductive Woodblock Printing Workshop
June 4 & 5, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $375

This two day workshop will be an overview of reductive woodblock printing. Reductive printing is a mode of printmaking that allows for the artist to create a full color image using a single woodblock. This workshop will be an exploration of color, ink mixing, registration and printing (both by hand and with the printing press). The participants will use the reductive printing to create a multi-colored print edition. The workshop will conclude with a print exchange where all participants will receive one of each other’s prints, including the instructors. Supplies are included for this workshop.

 

Instructor Bio:
Matthew Willie Garcia is a printmaker whose work moves far beyond the traditional print media. He specializes in what he calls 4d printmaking, which includes screen printing, projection-mapped animation, large-scale installation, and drawing. His work explores ideas of queer quantum mechanics, intersectional existence, and speculative/science fiction identity narratives through color abstraction and nonrepresentational forms. Garcia was born and raised in Tulare, CA. He received a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and his M.F.A. from the University of Kansas. Garcia has shown his work regionally though out the midwest, and recently his work was part of Queer Abstraction group exhibition at the Nerman Contemporary Museum of art. Garcia is currently Teaching at Missouri Western State University, and is the Print Studio Coordinator at the Lawrence Arts Center.

 

Artisan Academy Workshops are geared towards helping students advance their abilities in a short period of time. Typically one to three days long, these workshops are best for intermediate and advanced students, unless otherwise listed. Workshops are offered in most mediums taught at Mark Arts and are added on a quarterly basis. If you are a student with a request for a workshop or an artists looking to pass on your unique techniques, please contact the Education Department about planning a workshop.