Hands-on classes in the Book Arts studio!
In the workshop, participants will make hand printed cards using the simplest form of printing: relief prints with objects. This workshop is family friendly, and folks of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.
Learn the basic principles of printmaking, and create simple cut outs & carvings into foam to make colorful & surprising shapes & prints.
Participants will create a stationery set of cards with envelopes, perfect for display or giving away with sweet notes inside.
Families especially welcome, ages 4+, accompanying adults must be present the duration of the class.
Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages 4+ with adult supervision.
• All necessary tools to participate are provided.
• Please read our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page to review our health & safety procedures.
Any questions about the class please email [email protected]
Ruby Merritt is a Western New York, Buffalo based professional artist, adjunct professor and teaching artist. Merritt received her BFA, concentrating in Drawing and Painting from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University at Buffalo, in 2013.
A familiar niche for Merritt’s artwork is the contemporary ‘art and science’ or ‘bio-art’ realm. Producing work that is process based, using earth cycles, such as rock and water cycles, to manipulate and nurture her work. Printmaking, photography and bookmaking have become an incipient nesting ground for displaying and capturing the shapes and patterns mimicking and documenting nature’s visual wonder.
Believing that we need to perceive the natural world as art objects, Merritt frequently shares her experiences, techniques and instructs hand made projects as a Teaching Artist for Book Arts workshops and the Printing Partners program.