Those who complete all four workshops in the series will receive 10 prints of their final product and be included in a First Friday art showcase of work on November 1st.
THUR OCT 17 · 6:30 PM
Adults & Teens · Text and imagery can be combined into an artistic whole to create a powerful, expressive piece of art. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of poetry, short prose, and illustration. Students will apply these concepts to a piece of art that will combine their writing with an image that illustrates the text, or writing inspired by the image. The finished piece can be applied to other workshops in the Arts & Letters series. All materials will be provided.
SAT OCT 19 · 10 AM at Spokane Print & Publishing Center
Adults & Teens · Students will be introduced to the traditional process of relief printmaking by way of transferring a previously designed concept onto a block, carving the design, and printing and reproducing it onto paper. In this particular workshop, students will work on mounted linoleum, using two different approaches to transfer their design to the block, carbon paper or citrus strip. The transferred design will be carved, inked, and printed 5 times. The resulting print can be incorporated into a letterpress broadside. All materials will be provided.
SUN OCT 20 · 10 AM @ Spokane Print & Publishing Center
Adults & Teens · Participants will transfer their art to a blank screen by painting out the negative areas using an ink-blocking paint. Once the screen is blocked and taped off, a squeegee is used to pull ink across the screen to transfer the design to paper and create a 1 color print. All materials provided. Register online.
OCT 25 @ 6 PM & OCT 26 @ 1 PM
(both sessions at Spokane Print & Publishing Center)
Adults & Teens · TWO SESSIONS · The broadside is an 11 x 17 poster with text and image. Participants from earlier Arts & Letters sections can use their poems and drawings/carvings to compose a poster, while anyone else can take this section using existing images, print blocks, and text. Students will learn basic elements of typesetting and page design in the first meeting, then adjust and print the poster in the final meeting. All materials will be provided.
Join us at Spokane Print & Publishing Center for an exhibit of print broadsides featuring writing and artwork created as part of the Arts & Letters workshop series, a collaboration between Spark Central and Spokane Print & Publishing Center. Participants will read their work and broadsides will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.