latest news + announcements
Here we are! I hope this finds you well and feeling creative as a new Fall season cycle is now upon us. Personally, I've felt the pick up this year as more things open up again and life is resuming a new normal familiarity. I've had a busy last few months in the studio with teaching, Summer camps, and finding a new rhythm in my work. I'm pleased to share that more printmaking workshops are happening again this Fall which may interest you.
My affordable classes encourage all artists at any stage in their career or creativity. You may be a beginner who is new to the world of print, or an intermediate artist who may want to try a new technique in a beautiful and inviting studio setting. Regardless, I welcome you!
Workshops are listed below with links to register if they are currently booking. Spots are limited and any material fees will be listed at the time of registration. Sliding scale options are available for all of my classes taught at the Sonoma Community Center. What a wonderful thing!
I also have two new very colorful pieces of work on view in group shows this Fall. I hope you can check them out if you are passing through. I feel so fortunate to be exhibiting with my mentor, Toru and some of my favorite artists in the Bay Area. I look forward to sharing more with you soon... Until then xx
"Odd Bird" now on view in BRUSHED
I'm pleased to be participating in this amazing group (object based) show of work inspired by and made of the ubiquitous paintbrush, curated by my friend Courtney Cerruti. My sculpture "Odd Bird" is now on view at the Compound Gallery thru October 16th, 2022.
"After School" now on view in 35 x 35
My latest mixed media print "After School" is now showing in Arts Benicia's special celebration of 35 years! This rare group showcase features regional masters and their chosen emerging artists in the historic Benicia Arts district now on view thru October 30th, 2022.
In this basic introduction to the art of linocut printing, you will experience one of my favorite methods known as relief carving. Learn how to take a pattern, a simple sketch or a photo and translate this image into a linoleum block using an easy transfer method and basic carving tools to create your first series of hand-pulled prints. We will create both one and two color multi-block prints through a total of four evening classes.
October 11 - Nov 1, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
INTRO TO PRINT
What exactly is printmaking? We invite you to our print studio to experience this exciting art form and TRY IT! Explore one technique from four methods of printmaking in this special, hands-on, one day workshop! In this unique, quick start intro to monotype, relief, intaglio and stencil printing, you will walk away with a basic understanding of each method within the family of printmaking and have a chance to try them out using the tools and presses available in our print studio.
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022
10am to 3 pm
Learn to make stunning, one-of-a-kind botanical prints inspired from the natural world. I will show you some of my favorite techniques on the press to achieve colorful compositions using real flora as stencils through simple layering and masking. I will also discuss & demonstrate how to add dimension to prints by applying a variety of mixed media such as pastel, pen and ink, watercolor, graphite and even chin-collé. A separate materials fee applies to this workshop.
Sunday, Nov 6, 2022
11am to 4pm
It's all the rage! Try this popular new method of playful printmaking known as gel monoprinting! Explore the wonders of a Gelli plate where you will learn to make one-of-a-kind prints without the use of a printing press. Experiment with fiber, plants, cut stencils, discarded materials and more! This fun workshop will teach you how to layer colors using a variety of techniques and tools to create textured, vibrant abstract works on paper that you can easily do at home!
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022
10am to 3pm
MAX'S GARAGE PRESS
EAST BAY PRINT SALE!
TWO WEEKENDS ONLY // DECEMBER 2021
Fri to Sun - 12/3-12/5 : 10am to 4pm
Fri to Sun - 12/10 - 12/12 : 10am to 4pm
West Berkeley 1006 Pardee Street, CA
This long-awaited print sale returns for just two weekends in West Berkeley!
I am so excited to have a selection of my work featured in the sale again this year among so many of my favorite printmakers. I will have about 70 prints available at budget-friendly prices which include unique color editions, studio proofs, and various experimental pieces developed from some of my recent monotypes, linocuts and woodblocks.
This very special in-person event is made possible by the generosity of Max Stadnik and Sanaa Khan.
Event tickets are free, by in-person reservation only