Botanical Intaglio: Drawing, Mark-Making & Incising from the Ground Up – Roxanne Faber Savage
July 17 - July 21| $750
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $35
Class limit: 6
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This workshop celebrates the diversity and beauty of nature’s detritus through the exploration of drawing and mixed media processes.
Each class will begin with a guided drawing activity to inspire personal projects. Participants will draw every day and work from observation and intuition, revealing realism and abstraction in nature’s forms. Themes and concepts of storytelling, natural remedies, and plant symbols will manifest and simmer as the works progress. Participants will generate artworks inspired by the overgrowth, i.e., “weeds,” flowers, sticks, stems, and roots from WSW’s ArtFarm plantings and nearby plant life.
Roxy will introduce various image-making processes and strategies to compose images through drawing, copy machine manipulation, and printing incised plexiglass plates. We’ll explore contour drawing and mark-making techniques, like sgraffito drawing with inks, crayons, pen, charcoal, oil stick, and pencil, as well as various techniques for wiping inks and printing our intaglio plates. We’ll also experiment with dipping our prints in encaustic wax medium and incising and inking the top layer.
Roxanne will work one-on-one with each artist and host a final critique at the end of the week. Artists will come away from this class with a confidence to push their work forward. All experience levels welcome.
Last summer Roxanne got all fired up about the WSW ArtFarm plants; specifically the weedy discards that the cheery, hard working intern would generate on a daily basis. Roxy festooned the WSW printshop with green lines and grassy clusters.
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Roxanne Faber Savage is a multidisciplinary artist with printmaking as her primary medium. She is a dynamic instructor whose art is exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and beyond, most recently at Art Basel Miami, the Danforth Museum, Boston Printmakers, International Print Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM and A Space Gallery, New Haven, CT. She studied at Pratt and Queens College.