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Eclipse Printmaking

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

$60 – $65

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts studio!

In the workshop, participants will make a collagraph plate, or inked substrate, to create a small edition of prints inspired by the Eclipse.

During the peak of a solar eclipse, a natural phenomenon occurs from earths atmospheric waves just before and just after totality. Crescent shadows are cast and patterns of gray scale appear on surfaces. Using the eclipse shadow from trees as subject matter, participants will make collagraph prints with our Ettan Press using ink and paper to record and replicate the vibrant images onto paper and “off set” shadows to positive, in between and negative ghost pattern images.

Collagraph is a super fun medium to work with in print, with results sometimes pleasantly unpredictable. The visual possibilities are endless and it does not take a great deal of experience in printmaking to get some awesome results.

Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages teen+.
• All necessary tools to participate are provided.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]



About the Teaching Artist

Kathie Aspaas is a printmaker working in mixed media collage and alternative print on paper and printed soft sculpture on fabric. Sometimes making organic dyes and printing with roots, leaves and feathers, she gathers inspiration from artists like Max Ernst, Wangeche Mutu, Hannah Hoch and Swoon, just to name a few. Kathie has a BFA in Printmaking, having studied with Harvey Breverman at University at Buffalo and holds an MA in Art History with a minor in Native American Art. Kathie has had a NY Certification in Visual Arts and has taught art K-12 and College and University level. Kathie is the owner of Aspen House Press, and does everything from publishing for other talented people to showing her own work in Galleries and for commercial purposes.


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March 23
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$60 – $65
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WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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