Making Mandalas with Virginia Davison

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR081818VD
  • 6

Registration

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Base fee:

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In this fascinating one-day workshop, Virginia Davison will be teaching a block carving process using the mandala as the design element. A mandala is an ancient spiritual symbol widely known in many cultures, and used for meditation and calming the mind.

Sample mandala designs will be available for you to use in this class. However, please feel free to bring in your own or another mandala pattern from which you would like to work. After carving the design onto an Easy-Cut block, you will print your mandala by hand (no press needed!). Mixing the ink and transferring the image will be highlighted, as well as the use of the baren, a hand-held printing tool.

Details:
  • Although this workshop is perfect for the beginning printmaker, all levels of experience are welcome.
  • Feel free to bring a sack lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette and there is an eating area in the Commons adjacent to the Print Studio.
  • A Materials Fee of $15 will be added to the class cost when you register, which includes your first large sheet of print paper.
  • Additional print paper is available in class for purchase at $5/sheet.

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.


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