Through this workshop, Charles will host an art-making activity using Gamble Garden’s flora as inspiration for making prints. Participants begin with a tour through the gardens as Charles instructs how to draw from observations. Participants will then learn how to transform their drawings into stamps for monotype-printmaking. Together, we’ll create a series of unique images that share repetitious shapes, along with their own unique qualities.
Charles works with individuals, managers, and teams who want to increase productivity and bring a creative practice into their lives. They have the desire to create meaningful work every day and understand that why they create is fundamental to how they physically go about it. By creating visual affirmations, his clients learn how to achieve personal growth and reflection through art-making.
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 draws from classical imagery such as Greek sculptures and gothic cathedrals and relates them to contemporary notions of perfection. 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