Join us for an introduction to block printing as you learn to design, carve, and print rubber stamps to create your own greeting cards. Designs will be sketched on paper first, transferred to a 4" X 6" block, carved by hand and printed with archival inks. Printed stamps can be tiled to create a repeat pattern, or create a variety of designs with a single block.
Recommended for ages 6 and up. Younger participants will learn how to print with foam sheets.
LUAG Community Days offer opportunities to drop-in to the galleries to explore great works of art from the LUAG collection and current exhibitions through conversation, hands-on projects, and sketching. Geared to children ages 4 to 94 and their adult companions.
Workshop will be led by artist and eductor Kayla GIbbons. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Kayla Gibbons received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale School of Art in 2013 and BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. She is the 2014 recipient of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant offered through the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Kayla has been an artist in residence at the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Her work has been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and internationally in Rome, Poland, and Turkey. Kayla is an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, Brooklyn College, and the School of Visual Arts. In addition to studio courses, Kayla delivers an art history seminar at the School of Visual Arts entitled Monument/Memorial: Sculpture & The American Landscape, an extension of her research and practice. Kayla works between Queens, New York and Bangor, Pennsylvania.