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Workshop / Seminar

WORKSHOP: Experience Printmaking at WSU Museum, With Kevin Haas

About the event

For the first 12 participants to sign up, this is a free workshop providing hands-on experience designing and producing prints, while learning about the themes and printmaking techniques utilized by acclaimed artist, Jim Dine. First, tour the exhibition Jim Dine: A Life in Printmaking with Museum of Art curators, then move to the Fine Arts printmaking studios where WSU Fine Arts professor and artist Kevin Haas will lead a fun and engaging printmaking workshop. Email to register.

DETAILS  |  Thursday, October 15, 6pm-9pm, MOA Gallery and Fine Arts Printmaking studio

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP  |  Workshop participants will learn to use select printmaking processes that artist Jim Dine employs in his own prints. Each participant will be able to create their own drawing, and print several impressions to take with them. Participants may bring personal printouts and photocopies of images they might like to use. No printmaking or previous art-making experience is needed and all materials will be provided. Be sure to wear or bring casual/work clothes for working in the printmaking studio and come prepared to have fun!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR  |  The prints, installations, and artist’s books of Kevin Haas depict familiar but overlooked aspects of the built environment. He focuses on the sprawling commercial developments found just off highways, the construction cranes and glass condos transforming city skylines, and the clutter and detritus found throughout the urban landscape. Since 1995 his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Canada. He has been included in exhibits at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Jundt Museum in Spokane and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, BC. He is a recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship and the Seattle Print Arts: Larry Sommers Fellowship, and was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium in 2010 and 2012. He currently resides between Toronto and Washington State where he has taught courses in printmaking, book arts and design at Washington State University since 2000.

• Registration required, maximum 12 individuals for ease of instruction and use of the printmaking studio.
• Must be over 18 years of age to register.
• Workshop based on approachable Dine techniques for those who have had little or no experience print-making: Plexiglas drypoint offers a relatively quick and inexpensive introduction to an intaglio process with immediate results.