Printmaking workshop at the West Virginia Botanic Garden…

On Sunday I had the pleasure of conducting a printmaking workshop with the West Virginia Botanic Garden. A few months ago, we talked about expanding the opportunities offered at the WVBG. I’ve done so many different workshops and demonstrations with K-12 students, I thought this was a great chance to expand printmaking opportunities to the residents of Mon County.

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Before the workshop, I cut a bunch of natural shapes out of plexi…participants were able to focus on color and composition, and not worry about drawing or representation…

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Fresh off of the sintra workshop Benjy Davies conducted at WVU, I also brought along some sintra for students who wanted to make their own quick drawings…

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As I said earlier, I haven’t conducted many workshops with adults before, so I wasn’t sure how this would all go down…but i was totally impressed with the way everyone jumped right in…

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The basis of the workshop was to get students to not worry about each individual print and generate a lot of work…this is usually NOT a problem with K-12 students, and I thought adults would also jump right in…but to my surprise, the adult students were more deliberate with their decisions and less experimental…

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They still generated A LOT of work!

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I think we had a lot of fun, and i think everyone learned a thing or two about printmaking. Thank you to everyone at the WV Botanic Garden for asking me to do this, I had a blast!

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