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Betsy Best-Spadaro

Woodblock Printmaking - One Block Reduction Workshop

In this workshop participants will create a multicolored ‘bleed' print using one woodblock and a reduction technique that is inventive with methods that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. Through demonstrations and discussions, participants will explore block preparation, cutting techniques, and printing options, including stencils and multiple layers of thinly applied ink. Participants will be encouraged to develop a personal approach to their work through exploration and evaluation. This workshop is designed to create a comfortable yet challenging atmosphere for the exploration of this medium. Some experience with relief printmaking is helpful. All levels

Dates & Times

Nov 1 & Nov 2, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Japanese Water-Based Wood-Cut (Mokuhanga)

This class is an introduction to traditional Japanese woodblock printing artists. Each person will cut and print an edition of color prints and to learn about this non-toxic technique. Mokuhanga provides precise registration and a variety of color applications. Mokuhanga is an ancient technique and an important chapter in the history of printmaking. The first day of the workshop will be devoted to designing and cutting blocks. The second day will focus on printing. All levels

Dates & Times

#1: Aug 2 & Aug 3, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: Oct 4 & Oct 5, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Multiple

Basic Lino-Cut Workshop

The bold and direct quality of relief printmaking is distinct and unmistakable. While simple in principle, this medium offers a variety of interesting techniques and approaches for creating images that are striking and unique. In this workshop basic lino-cut printmaking methods and techniques will be introduced. Working from sketches, participants will create a black and white print. On day two, students will explore options for adding color to their composition. Through demonstration and active participation, workshop attendees will develop their skills and understanding of this simple yet limitless printmaking technique. All levels

Dates & Times

Sep 27 & Sep 28, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: 15 & up
Instructor: Betsy Best-Spadaro
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2