Women Printmakers of Austin
Women Printmakers of Austin is an organization dedicated to encouraging artists to actively pursue artistic expression through printmaking and to promote community through annual exhibits, regular meetings, and outreach projects. Our objective is to expand the audience for Fine Art Printmaking by increasing public awareness of historical traditions and contemporary techniques.
April Exhibition: Paper Jam II
Bone Black Gallery announces its second annual Paper Jam exhibition juried by Huntington Art Prize recipient Gary Uribe.
Paper Jam is available for viewing during our normal studio hours, Tuesdays from 10-1, Thursdays from 6-9 and Saturday afternoons. We will be having a reception for the show onFriday April 22nd from 7-9pm.
May Workshop: Mughal Miniature Painting
Participants will learn about Mughal miniature painting while focusing on portraiture. They will study the stylization, techniques and composition employed in traditional miniature painting. The primary process explored in this course will be the ancient technique of painting with tea using wash, tapai and pardakht. Participants will be provided with all traditional materials: kalam (handmade brush with from squirrel hair); wasli (handmade paper); safeda (pigment); seashells for mixing paint; gum arabic; seashell burnisher and all other materials required. In addition, participants will be given a demonstration on how to make kalam, prepare painting surfaces, make and mix traditional miniature paints using gum arabic and apply silver and gold leaf.
Date: May 7th 10am-4pm
Cost: $95 ($85 for members)
May Workshop: Silkscreen Monotypes
In this workshop with UT professor and master printmaker Tim High, participants will learn about wet and dry monotype screen printing processes through a series of lectures, demos, and hands-on exploration.
Tim initiated the serigraphy (screen) printing program at UT in 1976 and has contributed to the Austin art community for 40 years. His prints can be found in public collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Fog Art Museum at Harvard, and the Blanton Museum of Art at UT.
Date: May 21st 9am-6pm
Cost: $175 ($160 for members)