Smithsonian Classes: Fish and Leaf Prints

This spring I’m teaching for the first time at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.!

Fierston watercolor

On April 27, I’ll be teaching watercolor and printmaking in a 5 hour workshop called Leaves Two Ways.    First you’ll transform contour drawings of leaves into transparent watercolor paintings.  Then you’ll use the same leaves to make leaf prints using a walking press.  You’ll leave the workshop with several 8 x 10 inch watercolor paintings and botanical leaf prints.  The cost is $105, which includes all supplies.

Come learn the Japanese art of gyotaku  in Fabric Printing Using Natural Materials on Saturday May 4 as you print with actual fish on linen in a 5 hour workshop.  Experiment with hand printing on fabrics using colorful Akua printmaking ink on muslin, and take home a hand printed canvas bag. The cost is $110, which includes all fish and other supplies.

For more info or to sign up for a class, go to  SmithsonianAssociates.org or call 202-633-3030.

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Into The woods book sue fierston

FREE DOWNLOAD: PRINT LEAVES WITH WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR PRINTED LEAVES

fierston watercolor print 1

NEW CLASSES AT THE SMITHSONIAN ON ZOOM

White line Woodcuts

 sold out for March 2021! 

But it’s coming back this summer, check this space or the Smithsonian Associates catalog for the exact date and time.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

 May 8, 10 -1 PM

Gyotaku Hawaiian Style 

If you’ve taken the first class, come on back and learn how to add color to your prints!

May 15, 10 – 1PM

Handprints: Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

June 5, 10 – 1 PM

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LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE

Nature monotypes and hand printed clothing at the Marblehead Arts Association juried show.

Nature leaves shirt

Opening postponed. You’ll find the Marblehead Arts Association in the Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St.  Marblehead, MA

 

CURRENTLY SHOWING AT

Happy Isles Art | Yosemite National Park,  California

Yosemite Art and Nature Center