Hand print workshops

 

What a difference an eye makes!  I printed these ocean perch on silk and painted in the eye with a brush afterwards.  You too can learn to print with fish and leaves at two nature printing workshops right now at the Smithsonian Associates art studios here in Washington, DC.

I’ll be teaching the Japanese Art of Gyotaku on Saturday January 25, and  Fabric Printing With Natural Materials on Sunday, March 1.   If these classes sell out, I will be teaching them again in April/May 2020.

You’ll be printing from real fish using Japanese rice paper in the Gyotaku class, and will take home 3 to 5 prints.  In the fabric printing class, you’ll start by printing on muslin, but you will take home a printed bag and, if you bring a cotton or silk shirt to class, you can print on that too.   Contact me with any questions and hope to see you there!

SMITHSONIAN CLASSES 
Gyotaku II: the Japanese art of printing fish Hawaiian Style
April 23, Saturday, 10-1 PM
White-line woodcut
May 7, Saturday 10-1 PM
Fabric printing with natural materials
May 21, Saturday 10-1 PM
The Sketchbook Habit: The art of everyday life
…returns September, 2022
 
CURRENTLY SHOWING
Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California
Yosemite Art and Nature Center

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

fierston watercolor print 1