Linda Lyons is an artist, educator, roller derby skater, and runner. She is originally from Maryland and teaches remotely for Indiana University South Bend. Linda is a lover of both the mountains and ocean. She is passionate about making, moving, and community. She works both in the Guild office and garden.
Join Linda in this printmaking class in which you will use plants, fruits, vegetables, feathers, and other found objects to create unique imagery utilizing water-based ink and paint. During the class, there will be an explanation of materials, demonstration of process, discussion of color/composition, and ample time to make prints.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 16+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
The early, daily session of this class will consist of discussions, demonstrations, making, and questions / answers. The afternoon, daily session will be primarily devoted to making. Linda will be making (and observable) and will also be available for questions during the afternoon time slot. Both session will be completed via Zoom.
Students may work at their own pace. Experimentation and a thorough investigation of this practice will be encouraged. We will cover such topics as subject choice, material options, method options, use of color, use of composition, and (optional) advanced practices including layering, and ink making. Additionally, example imagery will be shown and discussed.
All projects can be completed within the allotted class time, but working outside of class time is encouraged.
When is class time?
Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020 via Zoom from 10:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 1:30pm Pacific Time
At a minimum, 6-8 finished prints suitable for framing.
What do I need for class?
- Natural and found objects (flat, sturdy leaves work well)
- Newsprint (or other inexpensive paper), for test prints and cover sheets
- Sketch or Drawing pad / paper (for practice and prints)
- High Quality Watercolor paper (for final prints, I love Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper)
- 3” or larger Brayer
- Water soluble ink and / or acrylic paint (any color you like, 4-6 tubes, 8oz or more)
Here is a link to a shopping cart for the above items. (Note: The ink and paints are only suggestions. Feel free to select alternative ones.)
- 2 or more pieces of glass or plexi (to be used as a work surface), 11×14 or bigger is ideal
Optional, but handy:
Optional as well, but would allow you more variations for the class:
- Ink pads (any color, larger is better)
- Cards, envelopes, thin fabric (for other printing surfaces)
To learn more about Linda and this process, view her PechaKucha presentation:
If you have any questions about this class, feel free to email Linda at [email protected]
For inspiration, view these:
For advanced application:
*If you are ordering supplies online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit. Choosing this option means you do not owe anything else.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
August 2-8, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets Monday – Friday, from 10:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 1:30pm Pacific Time.
Date(s) - Aug 2, 2020 until Aug 8 2020