(Image: "Hidden Scroll" Woodcut by Martha Briana)

(Belfast, ME) Waterfall Arts has scheduled spring workshops and classes in Coptic bookbinding, Creating Unique Artistic Journals and a new series of low-tech printmaking techniques, Kitchen Table Printmaking.

Artist Abbie Read leads a workshop in bookbinding, where participants will make their own books using the Coptic binding technique on Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The cost is $30 which includes materials. Read will also share her method of making unique artistic journals in a four part class on Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 beginning April 20th and running through May 11th. The cost for this class is $95 plus $20 for materials. She will demonstrate how to illustrate and embellish pages to create personal meaning using painting, printing, collage, and transfer and layering techniques.

(Image: Handmade Journal by Abbie Read)

 

The Kitchen Table Printmaking Series is based on the idea that printmaking does not have to involve a lot of specialized equipment and training. Beautiful and complex prints can be made right at your own kitchen table, using common materials like wood, gelatin or cardboard. Waterfall Arts will offer four Saturday workshops led by print artists where participants will learn different yet very accessible methods for creating inexpensive prints at home. Appropriate for ages 12 through adult, the workshops are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Waterfall Arts in Belfast unless otherwise noted. The cost for each workshop is $60, plus material fees. Enrollment is limited and a 15% discount is available for those signing up for two or more workshops.

The Kitchen Table Printmaking Series Schedule
Saturday, April 28: Gelatin Prints with Laurie Adams (held at her Camden studio)
Saturday, May 5: White Line Woodblock Prints with Willy Reddick
Saturday, May 12: RE:PRINT: Alternative Printing Methods with Cardboard with artists ras + e (Ryan Shelley and Elizabeth Herrmann)
Saturday, May 19: Reduction Woodblock Prints with Martha Briana

Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. Now in its 13th year, the organization is dedicated to creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. For more information on workshops and classes, artist residencies, studio rentals and events, please visit www.waterfallarts.org or call 207 338-2222.

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