JUN 6, 2020
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
It’s blooming season! Using the basics of monotype printmaking, learn to print from real ﬂora inspired from the natural world around you. This is a one-day intensive mono print and mixed media workshop. We will be using oil & water based inks, brayers, brushes, and a variety of mixed media materials to add unique one-of-a-kind details to your prints. Kelly will demonstrate mixing inks to achieve desired colors, and printing botanicals as stencils on the etching press using clear plexi glass plates. We will develop full color prints, including the creation of ghost prints, and add dimension to your work with pencil, ink, watercolor, and pastel. It is sure to be a fun & inspiring class for beginners or even experienced printmakers interested in learning a beautiful new technique to enhance a current body of work.
$25 materials fee will be collected by the instructor in class to cover the following:
- 1 pad of 400 series heavyweight printmaking paper
- 1 technical drawing pencil w/ eraser
- 1 set of colored ﬁne tip drawing marker pens
- 1 folder to collect and carry home prints
The registration deadline for this class is May 29. This is critical so that plant materials and supplies can be prepared and ordered. Please don’t delay — register early!
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.