Tea Towels – Printing with Hand-Carved Stamps
Sunday, March 10th, noon - 4:00PM
Instructor: Theresa Haberkorn
When local printmaker Theresa Haberkorn suggested a class on carving rubber stamps and then using the images to create patterns on a tea towel, we were delighted. Making the stamps is easy. Theresa will cover basic carving techniques and important considerations for developing a successful pattern. The focus is on simple forms. Positive and negative space, types of repeats, and color choice are all considerations. Once you’ve finished carving, play around with the stamp to work out a pattern. Rotating the image or overlapping images are both simple techniques for creating a design with visual rhythm and movement. You can get more elaborate by stamping in a spiral, a wave, or a meander pattern to add more dimension. So many options! Experimentation is encouraged; there’s plenty of paper available to test out your pattern ideas before stamping on the tea towel. We think you’ll be wonderfully surprised at what you can make from simple stamps!
Please bring the following optional materials:
- small images or designs you’d like to carve
- favorite pencil and a waterproof black pen
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Theresa Haberkorn was involved in the arts from a very young age and began her formal art training in high school at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, After graduating from the University of South Florida in printmaking in 1994, Theresa has exhibited her award winning woodcut prints in national and international galleries and exhibitions. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections including the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, and Denver Hospice. In a continued exploration of her work, Theresa has been an artist in residence at the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim, and both the Tin Shop and Randall Whyte House in the Art District of Breckenridge Colorado. Theresa is also a popular instructor at the Art Students League of Denver and in her studio in Boulder. View more of her work at http://www.theresahaberkorn.com.