PaperWorkers Local

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Two Workshops - Monoprint, Pronto Plate, Collographs & More with Sarah Wiseman

Printmaker, friend of the co-op and all around wonderful person Sarah Wiseman will be giving two workshops at PaperWorkers Local on August 2,3 & 4.
You can see more samples of her work at

Sarah has earned a BFA at Central Michigan University and an MFA at the University of Alabama.  She has an extensive national exhibition record and is currently Head of the Art Department and Upper School Art Faculty at the Louise McGehee School in New Orleans, LA.  Sarah has lectured, lead workshops and instructed courses at many locations throughout The South including The Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans, Western Kentucky University, Loyola University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Arrowmont School of Art, St. Andrews-Sewanee School and Craft and the University of Alabama as well as being artist in residence in Paducah Kentucky, the Vermont Studio Center and at the Wayne Professional Print Workshop at Wayne State University.

Sarah's workshops will be appropriate for all levels from beginner to the experienced printmaker.

Sarah will share her approach to mixing up and breaking down the process of printmaking in order to create original and unique prints. Students will learn trace monotype, collographic print processes, Pronto / Polyester plate lithography and simple relief prints to explore the imdeiacy of making while utilizing the potential of repetition that is inherent to printmaking.

Students will use these processes to explore the concealing and revealing of images and ideas.  Working back into a print to personalize the end art work will be encouraged. Each student will have the opportunity to realize these concepts and to investigate new ones. Sarah's goal for students will be to create layers that lead the artist toward realizing the final piece. Come and be inspired by the mono-print process!

Class size will be limited to 8 and we will begin promoting it to the public on Monday July 8.  Paying Members of PaperWorkers Local have the first opportunity to register to learn something new or refresh your knowledge of these processes.  Please let Mimi Boston know as soon as possible if you want to take either Friday or Saturday & Sunday or all three days by sending an email to with the subject line "Mimi - Your Name - Sara Wiseman Workshop."  Non-members are asked to pay in advance using the Pay-Pal option below or through arrangement with Mimi.

Sarah's workshops will be held at PaperWorkers Local 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Forest Park, Birmingham, Al 35205.  There will be two different workshops covering different material, one on August 2 and another on August 3 & 4.  Both will run from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 PM.

Fee Structure:

Paying Members of the Co-op receive a 10% discount and may pay by cash or check.  Non-members are asked to pay in advance.

- Friday August 2, 10-4, $75. 

- Saturday and Sunday August 3 & 4, both days 10-4, $150.

- All three days $210.