THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021
3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET
Instructor: Gabo Martini
This demonstration will focus on designing, planning and producing a relief print on Japanese paper. Participants will learn about selecting motifs, breaking down the image area for planning and how to use a baren to print. Gabo will demonstrate how her linoleum blocks are prepped with guides and carved; how she blends inks and creates gradients; and how she uses a grid to organize the blocks and print.
Gabriela Martinez was born in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico in 1995. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics from Texas State University in 2018. Martini has exhibited work at the Conduit Gallery in Dallas, the Texas State Galleries in San Marcos, as well as at the Historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, and the Rockport Center for the Arts. Martini’s work explores the interplay between surface and form. Inspired by indigenous Mexican and Native American art, she carves patterning and lettering onto vessel forms. She currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.