Block Printing – Celebrating Pollinators NEW! In-Store Class Nov 5
Block Printing – Celebrating Pollinators NEW! In-Store Class
Saturday, November 5, 1-4pm MT
Instructor: Theresa Haberkorn
Limit: 6 students
Block printing is a simple process that’s easy to learn yet can be used to create highly detailed, complex prints. This introductory class with printmaker Theresa Haberkorn is a great introduction to the art. Benefit from her years of experience creating beautiful, award winning prints as she teaches you how to design, carve, and print with a linoleum block. She covers design considerations, transferring an image, how to use the carving tools, and inking the block for a good print.
The subject for this class is Mother Nature’s secret pollinator, the humble moth. The shape is easy to work with, and there are a surprising number of variations in the species – 157 in Colorado alone! Theresa will have some photos of moths for you to use for reference, but you can invent your own magical, fantastical, new species. Plenty of creative new interpretations were on view at the Moth Migration Project exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens. Some 20,000 black and white paper moths of all shapes and sizes were pinned to the walls in undulating waves. Breathtaking! The moths were crowd-sourced from contributors around the world and included submissions from artists, elementary school children, and everyone in between.
Enjoy printing multiple copies of your own design with the two portable hand presses that Theresa brings. Keep the black and white images as is or color them later with paints or pens. Use them for cards, frame them, or cut them out and make a little wall display in a nod to the Moth Migration exhibit. The carving tools are yours to take home.
We love that the Moth Migration project is a worldwide collaborative project created by Hilary Lorenz that’s free and accessible to all. Thousands of people from 27 countries have participated! Though the moth is the central character, the project is essentially a tool for building communities of diverse cultures, ages, and nationalities. Visit the Moth Migration Project website for more information.
Masks are required for all students and instructors (covering nose and mouth). Students will be provided their own set of tools, sanitized between every class session. Due to the size of our class space we are unable to practice social distancing in the classroom. Staff will also be wearing masks. The requirements for store customers will follow Boulder County mask mandates.
Please bring the following materials:
Class Materials Include:
- Linoleum printing blocks
- Cutting tools
- Ink, brayer rollers, gloves
- Pad of Sumi washi paper
- Tracing/image transfer paper
- Handouts, and images of moths for inspiration or to trace/copy
- Tabletop printing presses
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
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.
Instructor BioTheresa 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.