We’re opening our studio to young printmakers this summer! Kids and teens ages 9-16 can dive into the wide world of printmaking with four youth camps. In each camp, instructor Karen Williams will introduce a different printmaking process. Check out the camp descriptions below, and register online through Bend Parks and Recreation or call (541) 389-7275 . Space is limited and camps are filling fast; enroll today!

 

2017 A6 Summer Camps

 

Collage, Print, Collage

Mon-Thu, Jun 26-29, 9-Noon

For kids who like to arrange, assemble, layer and glue, this printmaking class takes collage to a whole new level! We’ll create unique printing plates made of collaged paper, natural items and found materials, then learn how to ink and wipe our plates and print them on A6’s printing presses. Our prints then become the basis for paper and mixed-media collages. $120

Printed Drawings and Paintings

Mon-Thu, July 10-13, 9-Noon

Immerse yourself in color as we explore the free and painterly method of monotype to print expressive drawings and paintings. We’ll play with both inks and paints, and use brushes, brayers, rags, fingers, and other tools to add and remove ink from your plexi ‘canvas.’ We’ll do some printing by hand and also use A6’s etching presses. $120

Large Colorful Monotypes

Mon-Thu, Jul 24-27, 9-Noon

We’ll explore a wide range of monotype techniques using our “green” Akua inks and larger plexi plates. Create wonderful patterns, textures and embossments, and push the boundaries of monotype to create one-of-a-kind prints. See the exciting result when you send your plate through the press! $120

Moon & Planet Prints

Mon-Thu, Aug 7-10, 9-Noon

Get inspired by A6’s “Lunar” exhibit and the upcoming solar eclipse! Work in two printmaking processes—collagraph and monotype–to create images of the moon as well as planets in our solar system. We’ll use a special technique called chine collé to fuse papers together with the press for special effects. $120