Waterfall Arts in Belfast has scheduled spring workshops and classes in Coptic bookbinding, Creating Unique Artistic Journals and a new series of low-tech printmaking techniques, Kitchen Table Printmaking.
Artist Abbie Read leads a workshop in Coptic Bookbinding, where participants will make their own books using the Coptic binding technique on Saturday, April 7 from 10 to 1. The cost is $30 which includes materials. Read will also share her method of making unique artistic journals in a four part class on Fridays from 10 to 1 beginning April 20th through May 11. The cost is $95 plus $20 for materials. She will demonstrate how to illustrate and embellish pages to create personal meaning using painting, printing, collage, and transfer and layering techniques.
The Kitchen Table Printmaking Series is based on the idea that printmaking does not have to involve lots of specialized equipment and training. Beautiful and complex prints can be made right at your own kitchen table, using common materials like wood, gelatin or cardboard. Waterfall Arts offers four Saturday workshops led by print artists where participants will learn different yet very accessible methods for creating inexpensive prints at home. Appropriate for ages 12 through adult, the workshops are held on Saturdays from 10 to 3, at Waterfall Arts in Belfast unless otherwise noted. The cost is $60 each, plus material fees. Enrollment is limited and a 15% discount is available for those signing up for two or more workshops. Call for complete schedule. FMI, waterfallarts.org or call 207 338-2222.