In this workshop, we will create hand carved woodblocks inspired by the local plant and shore bird species of the Sausalito watershed. We will design and draw our images with the aid of live native plant specimens which will, in turn, be utilized in local restoration efforts. You are, of course, welcome to come with ideas, drawings and designs of your own. Drawings will then be transferred and carved into wood blocks, using traditional carving hand tools which will be provided for your use. Lastly we will ink and print our blocks. Students have the option to create their own set of greeting cards and/or combine this workshop with our Watershed Paper Making Workshop (December 1st) for a truly unique printmaking experience celebrating local ecology and watershed stewardship.
Both workshops will be held in our cozy upstairs workshop in the Spaulding building. Plan to provide your own lunch. Snacks and Warm Beverages will be provided.
The Instructor(s): lish dawn is an independent installation and mixed media artist whose work meditates on a connection to place, engaging and imbedding the materials of a location within the process of making. She has a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. lish is also a boatyard employee, crane operator, and educator in art youth programs here at Spaulding Boatworks. Assisting lish in these workshops is fellow artist, educator, and boatyard employee, Brooke Cena. Brooke began printmaking several years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has since led several printmaking workshops for youth and adults.
Cost: $175 per person. Class limited to 6. Ages 12 and up.