Exploration And Impression
June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020
This two-week workshop is divided between a week of drawing and exploration of Gatlinburg, followed by a week of creating a relief print in response to your observations. Students will participate in visual scavenger hunts and record their findings in a sketchbook. This imagery culminates in a study for a print to be produced during the second part of the workshop. You will transfer the image to a linoleum block and learn carving techniques and crosshatching methods. At the end of class, your work will be showcased in a class print exchange. Students will leave class with artifacts of their various experiences and interpretations of Gatlinburg. Foundation drawing skills are required.
COURSE FEE: $1050
James Ehlers is a professor of Engraving Arts at Emporia State University in Kansas. He earned his MFA from the University of Florida. He has conducted workshops at Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop in South Dakota, IMPACT Printmaking Conferences in Dundee, Scotland and Bristol, England, at MAPC in Minnesota, and universities around the country. Ehlers has participated in group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Romania, The Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and across the U.S.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.