Thursday, September 12, 2013

Woodcut print workshop with Kate Hanlon - Saturday, September 28th at 9:30 AM

Based in Georgetown, MA, woodcut artist Kate Hanlon is the library featured artist for September in the downstairs Weston Gallery.  She is skilled in a printmaking technique called "white line carving" that was adapted from older Japanese techniques in 1915 by a group of six artists in Provincetown, MA.  The process involves carving an outline into a sheet of wood, then brushing each section with watercolor paint and rolling a sheet of paper over the painted sections.  This results in a beautiful, "stained-glass" effect for the finished print.

Due to a generous gift from the Friends of the Lane Library, Kate will be hosting a workshop at the library for those 16 years or older who would like to try their hand at this style of printmaking.  The class will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  No previous artistic experience is necessary, but please be aware that participants will be cutting designs into a wood block with a very sharp knife!

There is a materials cost of $5 per person, and the class is limited to 20 people.  Those interested may call the library at (603) 926-3368, or sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk.


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