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Stenciling is one of the many ways to add depth to your prints. Virginia Davison will lead this one day workshop exploring ways to add stenciling into your art process. Please bring a variety of materials to class including works in progress and older prints, as well as pieces you are willing to tear down, print on, or use as collage material. Collect and bring a number of stencils to use in class, anything smooth and thin, such as dried leaves, plant material, decorative papers, string, yarn, netting from produce, thin fabric, toothpicks, saran wrap, etc. Be creative!
Note: Nothing thick or metal can go through the press.
About the Instructor
Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since the age of 19. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.