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Pasta Machine Printmaking

March 19 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $55 / $95 / $135
Financial aid available below

Create your own prints using a pasta machine as a press! 

In this unique, interactive one-day printmaking workshop, you will learn how to turn a pasta machine into a printing press! Using this incredibly fun technique, we will focus on creating petite works on paper using two methods of printing: drypoint etching and mono printing.

There will be an emphasis on abstract compositions, drawing from still life objects and tracing images. Kelly will demonstrate various ways to create and pull prints using a hand crank traditional pasta machine. Students will be guided on how to add extra dimension to prints by layering mixed media such as watercolor, pastels, ink, and colored pencils. This will be a day of experimentation and entertaining printmaking!

No prior printmaking experience is required. There will be a one hour lunch break. All materials are provided.

Kelly Autumn

Instructor / Artist

Kelly Autumn is a Northern California multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland and Santa Rosa. Kelly received her BA in Fashion & Textile Design from San Francisco State University and her AA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from Diablo Valley College. She is an exhibiting artist throughout the Bay Area. Since 2020, Kelly has been an Artist in Residence with the Sonoma Community Center and currently works as an instructor and creative coordinator within the Youth Arts and Print Studio programs at the Center. She is also a teaching artist with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Printmakers.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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