Be inspired by Gamble’s flora and learn the fundamentals of monotype block printmaking. We will begin with a tour through the gardens for inspiration. Instructor Charles Woodruff Coates will show attendees how to draw simple botanical shapes from observation. You will learn how to transform these drawings into stamps that you will use (and keep!) for monotype-printmaking.
Get the most out of your block by printing colors at different carving stages. From using flats to plan colorful linocuts, to creating a “limited-edition” set of prints for a select group of friends or family.
If you want to plan each stage of a colorful print, register correctly every time and calculate the most cost-efficient way of linocut printmaking, this workshop is for you!
We will examine the symbolism of traditional Spanish Catholic Milagros, then make our own linocut milagros to give and share using the communal process of printmaking. Each intimate studio session has a six seat limit, ensuring that each participant receives all the coaching and guidance they need.
The key to a great linocut print starts with design. This workshop focus is on how shapes can describe light and shadow. If you want to learn how to simplify your images, use shapes to imply light and shadow, or never worry about working in reverse when planning a linocut, this workshop is for you!
Join Creative Developer, Charles Coates, in his professional artist studio to create relief prints using the linocut process. These intimate two-part studio sessions have a six seat limit, ensuring that each participant receives all coaching they need, along with plenty of time on the etching press. Beginners and experienced artists welcome.
Join artist Charles Coates at the Foster and create studies of artist-explorer Tony Foster’s bright watercolor paintings. You’ll learn digital hacks for your painting style, from using the Apple Pencil (or your fingers) like traditional brushes to turning a simple sketch into a complete work. Participants will learn how to apply elements of art such as line, shape, texture, and color to digital painting.
Step into the “virtual” shoes of Tony Foster and paint the wilderness found inside The Foster, with artist Charles Woodruff Coates. In this beginning digital painting workshop, we’ll examine Tony Foster’s process and techniques in his Exploring Beauty journey, then re-create his methodologies on the iPad. Participants will learn how to apply elements of art such as line, shape, texture and color to digital painting. Each participant will receive a digital portfolio of prints and resource packet from the workshop.
Through this workshop, Charles will host an art-making activity using Gamble Garden’s flora as inspiration for making prints. Participants begin with a tour through the gardens as Charles instructs how to draw from observations. Participants will then learn how to transform their drawings into stamps for monotype-printmaking. Together, we’ll create a series of unique images that share repetitious shapes, along with their own unique qualities.
Register for this printmaking workshop at The Foster with artist Charles Coates. We’ll examine the symbolism of the Zuni fetish souvenirs in Tony Foster’s Sacred Places Journey, then we’ll make our own fetishes to share using the communal process of printmaking. You’ll learn idea generation, image design, carving, and printing techniques. Through trading prints, each participant will take home their own fine-art portfolio of artwork.