Date: Saturdays, April 3-May 1, 2021 (no class April 17)
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30PM Eastern Time
Medium: Printmaking, Mixed Media and Watercolor
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here.
Learn how to create a powerful design, then carve your image on a soft block (easy on the hand and wrist) with Speedball tools. Next you will print with high quality Charbonnel etching inks, modified for relief printing, to achieve beautiful rich blacks for waterproof prints. And last, you will try out watercolor techniques for tinting the blocks, including graded washes for multiple colors. All of this without a press and no toxic materials for cleanup!
For those who have already taken Molly Hashimoto’s Block Printing with Oil-Based Inks & Watercolor, this class will be a continuation. Molly will be sharing and demonstrating new compositions and techniques.
Molly Hashimoto is the author of Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide to Nature’s Colors and Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide. Her upcoming book, Mt. Rainier: An Artist’s Tour will be released September 1, 2021. (All are published by Mountaineers Books). She has exhibited widely and teaches for many outdoor institutes, including Yellowstone and North Cascades. Her block prints are best sellers for Pomegranate Communications, published as calendars, notecards and children’s books (authored by Zoe Burke.) Teaching and connecting students with nature and cultural history through art experiences are an important part of her artistic journey.