Be inspired by Gamble’s flora and learn the fundamentals of monotype block printmaking. We will begin with a tour through the gardens for inspiration. Instructor Charles Woodruff Coates will show attendees how to draw simple botanical shapes from observation. You will learn how to transform these drawings into stamps that you will use (and keep!) for monotype-printmaking. Together, we’ll create a series of unique paper images that you will take home for your walls and you will take your block home with you to reuse with crafts.
Charles Woodruff Coates holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona School of Art in Printmaking, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. Charles has exhibited artwork internationally in Krakow, Poland, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Bangalore, India, as well as juried exhibitions in the United States including The North American Boston Print Biennial, Atlanta Print Biennial, and Anne & Mark’s Art Party. Charles is the Creative Developer of Bay-Area Art Event Company, Block Paper Print, and currently works in Palo Alto, California.
$40 Member (use Promotion Code IRIS) / $50 Non-member