"Spare Parts" by Crystal Cawley Photo by Jay York
Consider the potential of combining hand printing with hand stitching. We'll start with relief printing on paper, including letterpress and EZ cut (similar to linoleum cut, but easier to carve). Then we'll embellish our prints with hand-stitching, using a variety of threads and thread-like things. Maybe you'll print readable words and use stitches to enhance the meaning of the text, or you'll print an image that is completed by the stitching; these are just a few of the possibilities we'll explore.
9/27-11/15 (8 sessions) 6-9pm Wednesday
Tuition: $300 + $50 studio fee
Faculty: Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and re-purposed materials. Her work explores ideas of identity, time, and loss, and draws on various traditional skills like embroidery and letterpress printing. She is a member of Portland's Pickwick Independent Press, a printmaking collective. She has shown her work around the US and in England, Greece, and Japan. Her work is in the collections of the Boston Public Library; Columbia University Library; The Library of Congress; Maine Women Writers Collection; MOMA/Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection; the Smithsonian Institution Graphic Arts Collection at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; and the Munakata Shiko Museum, Aomori, Japan, among others. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Supplies: Notebook and something to write with.
Notebook and a pen or pencil