Explore Printmaking Techniques

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1 - 4 PM

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Four Saturdays, February 23 - March 16

For Ages 18+

Printmaking was the preferred medium of artists Leonard Baskin and Jacob Lawrence, both featured in retrospective exhibitions this spring at the Crocker. This class examines the qualities of each artist’s printing techniques and allows participants to explore monoprinting, relief, etching and screenprinting.

February 23: Drypoint with Katherine Venturelli

March 2: Relief Printing with Sandy Whetstone

March 9: Monoprinting with Sandy Whetstone

March 16: Screen printing with Emily Wilson (Myrtle Press)

$140 members/Verge members • $155 nonmembers

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About the Instructors:

Artist and teacher Katherine Venturelli is nationally and internationally recognized for unique and varied edition artist books and fine prints produced at her printmaking studio in Fiddletown. Her work is represented in many prestigious museum collections, including the Crocker’s. Venturelli was an adjunct faculty member with the Los Rios Community College District.

Sandy Whetstone draws inspiration from everything around her, but her primary influences are from nature. Her art tends to be humorous or whimsical and she creates in a variety of mediums -- paint, ceramics, printmaking, fiber arts, metal and found objects, often compose pieces using a combination of media. Art is a way of connecting, exploring, responding, interpreting and enriching my world -- it is both her therapy and my passion. Over the years she studied ceramics with Yoshio Taylor, bronze casting with Alan Osbourne, painting with Michaele LeCompte, and printmaking with Emily Wilson and Sean Caufield. She have also developed, directed and taught a summer art program for children at Bergamo Montessori School. Her art has been shown at Fe Gallery, SMUD Gallery, Solomon-Dubnick Gallery, The Contemporary Temporary Gallery, Union Hall Gallery, The Blue Line Gallery, and the E Street Gallery in Sacramento, as well as in Davis and the Bay Area. She lived in Thailand and China and traveled in Europe, Mexico, India and South East Asia, but always returned to her home in Sacramento.

Emily Wilson is a Sacramento-based artist who received her MFA from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She is the chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Sacramento City College and has exhibited across the US and abroad.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

Leonard Baskin, Self-Portrait. n.d. Woodcut on greenish brown wove paper, collé to cream wove paper, image 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. Collection of William Bronston.

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