Intro to Paper Cutting with Jenny Lee Fowler
Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon - 3pm
We’ll look at highlights of paper cutting as a folk tradition and a contemporary art. Jenny will demonstrate scissoring and craft knife skills for intricate cutting as well as cover basic design considerations that you’ll put to use creating your own original paper cuttings with instructor support. All materials and tools are provided for class use.
Jenny Lee Fowler is a freelance artist specializing in private commissions, illustration, exhibition, event entertainment, and workshops. She snips traditional silhouette portraits and original paper cuttings with lively detail from forest, field, and folk. Currently, Jenny is cutting portraits of upstate residents and visitors to the Catskill Mountains Watershed as a Principal Artist with Catskill Waters. Her work has been spotted in Taproot Magazine, Design Sponge, House Beautiful and other print and online venues.
$45 all materials are included, 10% discount for YMCA members
Garment Transformation with Melissa Lockwood
Saturday, Nov. 10, Noon - 3pm
Meet clothing designer Melissa Lockwood of IQTEST and be introduced to fashion upcycling. Trade and transform unwanted clothing into one of a kind garments. Shirts to skirts, skies the limit. Make something fun to wear! Help the planet.
IQTEST, Melissa Lockwood, is an independent designer originally from Iowa. Melissa is an environmentalist and an artist. She makes clothing to educate and show that the off-cut fabrics are a valuable resource not garbage or intended for the recycling bin. She has made runway worthy and sellable garments with fabrics others chose to throw away. No sewing experience necessary.
$45 Sewing materials and machine included. You bring a few favorite unwanted garments to recycle, share...no prior sewing skills or experience necessary
10% discount for Y members
Exploring Linoleum Block Printing with Chris Seubert
Linoleum block printing is a direct "relief" printing technique. In its simplest form, an image is created by carving out areas of a lino block and then applying ink to the remaining, raised surfaces. The process is similar to that of woodblock printing.
In this workshop you will create a printing block from a drawing and you will learn several ways to ink and transfer your image .
Editions can be created by hand or on a printing press. This versatile medium is ideal to explore drawing and mark making techniques on paper and fabric.
Chris Seubert is a professor at UCCC and the recipient of SUNY’S Chancellor’s Award. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dahesh Museum in Manhattan and his work has been published in American Artist Magazine. Chris actively exhibits locally and was featured in the emerging artist show at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz.
No experience necessary.
$45 all materials included, 10% discount for Y members