At the end of May, I lead a letterpress broadside workshop at The Sitka Center of Art & Ecology on the coast of Oregon. I had seven wonderful students. In addition to printing little broadsides with my Vandercook poster press (hauled all the way up from New Mexico!), we created linoleum relief prints, background blends, stencils and monoprints using the resident etching press. Students also used my personal collection of photopolymer cuts. This three day workshop was incredibly fun but exhausting! All the participants were extremely happy with the prints they created.
Praise from a student:
“I just wanted to say what a tremendously wonderful experience our workshop was this weekend. I expected it to be awesome… but it BLEW ME AWAY! Judy was great (Knowledgeable, well-prepared, encouraging, FUN!), the facilities and setting were amazing, and it was so refreshing to become part of an instantaneous team to cheer each other on. I had to stretch to think of any suggestions for workshop improvement, and my only complaint is that I now have the printmaking bug…”