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BARN member: $65
Sunday, March 20 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Join long-time printmaker, Leigh Knowles Metteer (Knowles Studio) for a wonderful and fun class on the art and technique of Linocut Printmaking. This class is eye-opening, encouraging, challenging and great for any level. You can bring your own images, work from samples or wait to see what evolves.
Starting from the basics, Leigh will coach you, from creating compositions and using tools to proofing and editioning your work.The day will conclude with a gallery show of the day's work plus a chat about Linocut II: Color Plates and Linocut III: Reduction Printing.
Students will be provided with one sheet of linoleum around 6" x 10", Proofing paper, Editioning paper - Rives BFK, inks and so forth. (Additional linoleum for color printing may be purchased separately).
Bluebird Linocut by Andrea Lauren
Detail of Giselle by Leigh Knowles
Instructor: Leigh Knowles received her BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking in 1981 from the University of Southern California. Four months later, she moved to Bainbridge Island to start a new life as an artist and teacher in the beauty of the NW. Eventually, she pursued an MFA in Printmaking & Drawing, graduating from Arizona State University in 1991. Leigh accepted a position at Bradley University in Peoria, IL as the Director of Cradle Oak Press, a collaborative print research facility. She taught Printmaking and Drawing to undergraduates and at the graduate level until 1998 when she returned to the Pacific NW, settling in Poulsbo, WA. Since 1981, Leigh has participated in ninety-five solo and juried group exhibitions (currently The Printmakers Hand III at Northwind Gallery in Port Townsend). Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections and in various galleries including Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.