SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
This class is in-person, outdoors and socially distanced.
Make art in the great outdoors at this unique, interactive workshop! Stroll with me through the beautiful terrain at Jack London State Historic Park and find inspiration from the local flora. Along the way we will identify a variety of botanicals that we will use in the creation of stunning monoprints inspired by the natural park habitat. Using plant materials (that I pre-gathered offsite) as stencils, I will teach you how to use a brayer to roll out water based color on a gel printing plate to make beautiful color impressions! We will experiment and print with a variety of papers and I will also show you how to take your prints to the next level with collage, painting and illustration. You will walk away with a collection of your own original body of work to take home and display! This is sure to be a fun and awe-inspiring class for beginners or even experienced printmakers interested in learning a beautiful new user-friendly technique that does not involve a traditional printing press. If you’ve always wanted to try printmaking and love the great outdoors, this class is sure to motivate and inspire you!
We will break for a picnic lunch. You can bring your own, or opt for a special, locally-made Sonoma boxed creation!
After the workshop, students are welcome to spend the day visiting the Wolf House ruins, the Pig Palace, or the House of Happy Walls Museum.
Wear walking shoes and dress for variable weather (and artmaking). Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and your own lunch unless choosing the boxed lunch option.
Note: $10 per vehicle entry fee to the park is not included in class fee. Extreme weather conditions may cause this workshop to be postponed.
$80 + $20 materials fee
Optional $20 boxed lunch option at registration
Kelly Autumn is a multi-disciplinary, self-taught artist, turned printmaker originally from Santa Rosa. She has spent the last two decades living and working as a creative within the East Bay. A former shop owner, she has a BA in Fashion & Textiles from San Francisco State University. Kelly has Certiﬁcation in Printmaking Arts from Diablo Valley College and was the Teaching Assistant to Toru Sugita, Professor of Printmaking Arts & Chair of the Diablo Valley College Art Department. She received a Presidents Award from DVC for her Mixed Media work, and is currently represented by the Compound Gallery in Oakland. Recently Kelly completed a printmaking residency at the Sonoma Community Center in January 2020.