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May Special Session Printmaking and Writing

Printmaking and Writing – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster
Word and Image

We’ll make images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and work that combines the two. Activities will include daily writing and drawing prompts as ways to generate work. Students will learn various low-tech printmaking techniques including gelatin-plate process, direct stencil, and monotype drawing. And we’ll use a variety of tools and techniques, including drawing, painting, and collage, to make image and text components. Formats may include simple book structures and one-of-a-kind pieces. We’ll emphasize experimentation. All levels. Printmaking studio.

Stuart: poet, former director of Haystack (ME), poet laureate of Maine; visiting writer: Penland, Cranbrook (MI), Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University; author of six published collections of poetry including the recent Things Seem to Be Breaking.

stuartkestenbaum.com | @stukestenbaum

Susan: studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland, Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), Studio Artworks Center (Jerusalem); developed a model art program in the Maine prison system; exhibitions: Institute of Contemporary Art (Maine College of Art), Maine Jewish Museum.

susanwebster.net | @susanwebsterdeerisle

Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster, Overflow, monotype, letter-stamped text, 22 x 15 inches
Stuart Kestenbaum and Susan Webster, Overflow, monotype, letter-stamped text, 22 x 15 inches