PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local

Monday, June 8, 2015

Basic Monoprint Workshop with Mimi Boston

PaperWorkers Local is offering a beginning mono print class taught by printmaker and glass artist Mimi Boston. This class is open to learners of any level from absolute beginner and up.

Making monoprints is a fun and easy way to try your hand at printmaking and familiarize yourself with the basics. No specific tools or complicated techniques are required. A huge variety of one-of-a-kind images can be made in a short time with an equally huge variety of possibilities for personal expression.

Students will learn to use a press and work with ink. They will make images using a range of methods, from making marks by hand to inking found objects, and will be able to experiment toward developing methods of their own.

Students only need to bring paper to print on. All other materials will be provided. However, students will want to collect materials with interesting textures that can be inked and run through the press. These need to be flat materials such as cloth, textured papers, and so-on.

The workshop is on Tuesday November 17th from 9:30 AM until 12:00 Noon.

There are only 6 seats available. Tuition is $40. Click on the following link to reserve your place. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

David Hellams: Scenes from No Place: Drawings from 2008-2012

PaperWorkers Local is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by Nashville-based artist David Hellams. 

Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 5:30-8:30PM

About this body of work, Hellams writes:

These pencil drawings were completed between 2008 and 2012. Here, humor and fantasy speak through a medium that trades in precision and restraint. Each drawing pictures one or two figures, and one or more props, which interact to suggest a dramatic scene. The lack of backgrounds in these works is both an aesthetic, and a narrative, choice, as the void calls viewers to imagine possible contexts for the scene. These athletes, magicians, and wild animals are players in a story we can only imagine.

Hellams' work can be viewed here:

Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 5:30-8:30PM

Closing Reception: Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30-8:30PM