June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am – June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Coconino Center For the Arts

beaver rdJune 11 & 12 • 10am – 5pm

In this two-day workshop, novice printmakers will design, cut and print an original, unique woodblock or linoleum block print in an edition of 5-10. All students will leave with an edition of their own one-color print. No experience is necessary to participate and learn in this exciting new workshop, taught by experienced artist and educator Deb Strong Napple at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

Skills introduced and practiced include:

  • Composition of the picture plane
  • Transfer of image to relief block
  • Handling of cutting and printing tools
  • Cutting of wood and/or linoleum block
  • Registration of paper
  • Clean and accurate printing methods
  • Curating of finished prints
  • Looking critically at finished prints

Relief printmaking is direct and simple. Students use a wooden spoon instead of a press, and can continue their printmaking studies at home or in their studios after this workshop is over. Printmaking creates multiples. Students will have the satisfaction of leaving the workshop with a completed edition of 5-10 hand-pulled original pieces of art.

Novices will find success in these workshops, and they are appropriate for students aged 13 and older. All inks are water cleanup, resulting in a solvent free studio environment.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, June 11, 2016: 10am-5pm

Sunday, June 12, 2016: 10am-5pm

Location: Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ

Registration closes Monday, June 6 at 5pm

About Deb Strong Napple

deb nappleDeb Strong Napple is an award-winning printmaker and artist who has exhibited her prints at artistic venues throughout the United States. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts studying Printmaking and received her Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University. She has given lectures and written articles about printmaking, and her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including the Excellence in Printmaking Exhibition at the Washington Printmakers Gallery and the PRINTWORK National Juried Show of Printmaking at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Deb is a synesthete whose art removes barriers between thinking and feeling, seeing and hearing, printmaking and painting, landscape and abstract. Her work is not limited to any particular medium. Rather, she combines her gifts to create evocative prints, paintings, and other works in her studio through a poetic process that expresses emotional dimensions through visual means.

Workshop Fees

Participation in the two-day workshop, which includes twelve hours of instruction and results in a completed edition of 5-10 hand-pulled original pieces of art, is $199/person, or $190 for Arts Council members. There is an additional materials fee of $30/person.

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This is part of our Summer Art Workshop series hosted by Art 35° North, a new collective encouraging collaboration, conversation, community and creativity among fine artists, art supporters, art collectors and the communities of Northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. Art 35° N will be presenting “A New Latitude,” an exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, opening June 9 – August 8, 2016. This exhibition will serve as a preview for their Art Tours in Williams (June 18–19) and Flagstaff (June 25–26). Learn more about Art 35° North on their website >