*FULL* Adult Studio: No Stone Lithography
July 16th & 17th; Saturday from 1 to 5pm, Sunday from 1 to 4pm
Registration Closed. To be put on the waitlist please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 2 day workshop is a great way to delve into the planographic process known as lithography! Students will learn about the history of lithography, the basics of the process, and what materials to use. The class will explore the work of Roger Shimomura, Thomas Hart Benton, and Ellsworth Kelly, focusing on storytelling, mark making, and adaptability. They will then create their grease loving imagery, process their plates, and create prints from gesture drawings to photo based reproductions.
This class is great for beginners and seasoned printers alike as it uses a polymer plate alternative to the traditional stone process.
Instructor Ani Volkan received her MFA in Printmaking and has taught with after-school arts programs, museums, universities, and non-profits. Her work combines storytelling with her Armenian heritage, and incorporates old family photographs, textiles, and everything printmaking. She helped open a community print shop in Kansas City MO, called Print League KC and was its director from 2017-2019. Then, she also received a 2018-2019 Innovation Grant from ArtsKC to investigate better inclusivity in community spaces. In July 2020, she was awarded a Craft Futures Fund grant to combine her love of cooking and craft to create a digital craft resource hub. Recently, she received a NC Artist Support Grant to research Armenian folklore and fairytales. She is the Vice President of the Mid America Print Council executive board 2020-2022, and resides in Asheville NC with the goal of bringing a bit of Print League KC to the Blue Ridge Mountains by opening another community print shop.
- This Adult Studio class is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
- Space is limited to small groups of students.
- Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.