Everything you need to know about getting started in the paper arts will be provided in this three-day workshop offered by professional artists Deb Yensen and Amy Nack. Skills will be introduced and practiced, and then incorporated into the construction of a beautiful paper lantern. Students will begin by creating several sheets of hand-made paper. Next, creating luscious layered monotype prints on delicate Asian papers will allow each student to discover his or her unique creative printmaking style. Once the paper is dry and the delicately-layered prints are completed, students will be guided through the process of composing four two-sided wooden panels and assembling them with a clever reversible hinge to construct a lovely lantern. In the process, students will learn techniques for cutting and piercing paper to create beautiful shadows that can be seen from both the front and back sides of the lantern. Participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite stamps, stencils, and paper punches if desired.
Amy Nack is founder of Wingtip Press Printmaking Studio in Boise. She teaches printmaking in her studio and as a teaching artist for the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho Parents Unlimited, and as adjunct professor at Boise State University. Nack received her BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from Boise State University after a three-decade career in paper and graphics marketing. She pursues her passion for printmaking by actively engaging in community-wide printmaking experiences and exhibitions. Deb Yensen is a visual artist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and registered Art Therapist. She received her BFA from Boise State University in printmaking, painting, and drawing; her MA in Art Therapy Counseling was received from Marylhurst University. Deb has taught at the Boise Art Museum, the McCall Arts and Humanities Council, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho Parents Unlimited, and as an adjunct professor at Boise State University. She also facilitates various independent classes and workshops. Deb’s vision is to assist and inspire others in using art to fuel creativity and passion. Registration Required