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Instructing Printmaking at Anderson Ranch Art Center: Summer 2014

Excited to announce that we’ll be back to Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass | CO for Summer of 2014 to instruct printmaking!  The 2014 Summer Workshop registration will begin in January.  Wanted to tell our HANDMAKERY families first, as space will be limited!  Here is a link to our PRINTMAKING 101 workshop at Anderson Ranch Art Center last summer creating with 6-8 year olds!  Link to our 2014 workshop–> Carve Away!  Below are photos of the printmaking process taken at HANDMAKERY: A Children’s Art Studio located in Carbondale | CO creating with teens.  {Above photo credit: Anderson Ranch Art Center}

2014 Summer Workshop at Anderson Ranch Art Center:

Carve Away! An Exploration of Linocuts and Block Printing

July 7-July 11


Ami Maes, Art Instructor

9-12 Years

Discover the in depth world of printmaking as artists focus their week on linocuts and block printing. We explore the elements and principles of art and design while using our imaginations to come up with expressive themes for our art. We gather inspiration from everything around us such as nature, music, travel and more! Join the fun to create large scale carvings to print and an intricate set of stamps. Your everyday world of art making will be forever changed with this new set of printmaking skills!

Ami Maes has taught classes at Anderson Ranch, the Aspen Art Museum, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the Wyly Community Art Center. She is the recipient of the Mary Ellen Nix Art Educator of the Year Award through the Aspen Art Museum. Ami is the founder + creative director of HANDMAKERY: A Children’s Art Studio in Carbondale | CO and also instructs art at the middle school level.

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Ami Maes

Founder + Creative Director

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Instructing Printmaking 101 at Anderson Ranch Art Center

A few favorite photos of the week instructing in the Children’s Program at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado, over the week of Forth of July!  In just four art filled days, we explored Monoprint Monday to Texture Exploration Tuesday to Wild for Linoleum Blocks Wednesday to Celebrating the 4th of July (off to be with family + friends) all the way to Freedom for Printing Friday!  The class was sold out, so we had a group of 15 amazing little ones, ranging from 6-8 years of age, from all over the nation!  Each artist explored everything from paste paper, monoprinting, creating with texture tools, transferring, linoleum carving, collagraphs, silk screening, plus various printing processes!  The creativity, independence, confidence, and relationships formed this week, in these 15 aspiring artists, was incredible to watch blossom.  So thankful I got to be part of it and to see it all in action firsthand, wouldn’t have wanted to miss it for the world.

Think you’ll be amazed at a few of the images captured when hands were not busy creating or full of printing ink!  At 2:30 on Friday we celebrated with the children and their families with a little indoor/outdoor art exhibit + popcycles!  Excited to be on the schedule for next summer!  If you get the opportunity to visit Anderson Ranch Art Center you’ll be beyond amazed, exploring all the specialty studios- woodworking, ceramics, painting, just to name a few!  I encourage you to head up to Anderson Ranch Art Center on a Friday afternoon to explore the studios, the artwork produced throughout the week in all the specialty studios and to have lunch in the cafe, which is by far, the BEST homemade food around- definitely one of the teaching perks! Enjoy the collection of photos from Printmaking 101!

Ami Maes

Founder + Creative Director

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