From linoleum block printing to making a living as an artist, PaperWorkers offers workshops relating to every aspect of being an artist and to a variety of media.
Learn the foundational skills of origami in this three-part workshop. We will start with very simple models to warm up, then progress incrementally, culminating in the classic crane. All necessary materials will be provided. Just bring your curiosity and some patience!
About the Instructor: Haruyo Miyagawa, learned origami as a child in Japan. She enjoys incorporating origami in greeting cards and decorative items. She has taught origami at numerous places, including the Birmingham Museum of Art and libraries throughout the region.
$60 registration, paper included in workshop fee. Registration fee covers all 3 sessions.
Participants must mask.
Saturday, November 20, 2021. 10am-1pm.
This workshop will be a condensed 3 hour workshop to go over the process of working with Pronto Plates, also called Polyester Plates. This process is an immediate and playful printing technique that allows for the combination of photography, digital elements, and hand drawing. The plates are easy to use and accessible to beginner levels. The workshop will be a review of the process, but is also open to people who are interested in learning.
About the Instructor: Liza Butts is a painter and printmaker. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and received her BFA in Art from Washington University in St. Louis. You can view her work at lizabutts.com
$60 registration, pronto plates included in fee. Participants bring paper.
Participants are required to mask and encouraged to bring a lunch to eat outside.
Registration is full.
Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 2021. 10am-4pm both days.
Mokulito is an alternative Japanese printmaking technique, based on the principles of lithography but using wood as a printing matrix instead of limestone or metal. It is a very flexible and spontaneous technique allowing for expressive mark making, fine drawing lines, and can easily be combined with woodcut and other printmaking processes. Students will explore a range of traditional and non-traditional lithographic mediums such as litho crayons, tusche, acrylic paint, and other plastic mediums. This workshop is aimed at artists who wish to experiment with alternative printmaking procedures and non-stable print processes. No previous experience with lithography is necessary. The workshop is suitable for beginner and experienced printmakers.
About the Instructor: Nic Tisdale is an artist and educator whose work investigates the trust and legitimacy associated with images and how the information can be distorted through digital mediums. Nic works in both traditional and contemporary digital printmaking methods, specifically combining commercial printmaking processes with handmade media. He received a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taught at multiple institutions, and currently teaches at the University of Montevallo. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the University of Utah, University of Iowa, and the CICA museum in South Korea. He is currently the Arts Education Coordinator at the Space One Eleven Visual Arts Center in Birmingham, AL.
Registration is full.