Sunday, March 02, 2008

Relief Printing Workshop at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, Alabama

Good news!
I'll be returning to the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell.

Founded in September 2007, the Folk School is the newest branch of the Camp McDowell facility. Week long and weekend classes are offered. If you're interested in learning the basics of Linoleum Block Relief Printing this summer (July 2008), or if you'd just like to explore a craft or discipline that you've always been curious about, contact the Folk School staff at the email link which can be found on the Folk School homepage. My friend Donna Branch, an extremely talented studio glass artist and owner of Tara GlassArt Studio, will teach two week long workshops at the Folk School.

Three lovely ladies enrolled in my weekend lino block relief class, last November. Megan (the director of the Folk School), Ruth from Birmingham and Joyce from Tuscaloosa. They had little (or no) knowledge of lino block relief printing, before the class. However, after a couple of hours of instruction, they were off and running! Each individual brought her own ideas and skills to the class and other than, periodically, chanting our mantra to "cut away from the body, cut away from the body" they worked quietly and diligently for hours. I'm posting their prints here. And, yes, I'm posting with much pride! Applause! Applause!

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Blogger Donna Branch said...

I like the work that resulted from the previous class at the Alabama Folk School. The blocks which your students completed are very impressive!! Of course, I'm not surprised. You are a good teacher! Love the needlepoint with the peas. Keep up the good work


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