You won’t want to miss this incredible workshop opportunity at the Lawrence Arts Center, (just 2 miles down the road from Bracker’s.) The fabulous facility at the Center will be nicely complimented by one of the pioneers of the extremely popular clay mono printing technique.
Mitch Lyons earned his MFA degree in ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his BFA degree in graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University, and the University of Delaware. Students will learn to pull clay monoprints from a slab of stoneware clay (matrix) by applying China clay mixed with colored clays, and pigments, not inks, to the slab. Mark making is encouraged by utilizing textures, stencils, and pastels, as well as many printmaking and ceramic techniques, to the soft clay. A wooden rolling pin (press) is rolled over a wet canvas/paper to remove a thin layer of colored clays. Because China clay is very inert and the pigments are permanent, this unique printing process using clay will remain light-fast and stable. Mitch will demonstrate his inventive printing process each day. This class if open to anyone — printmakers, ceramists, and painters — who wants to use clay in a very different way. Enroll in two printmaking workshops, get $10 off.
NOTE: If the workshop fills completely, all participants will receive a partial refund for the fee, so sign up with a friend!