The Turtle Gallery
2020 SUMMER WORKSHOPS
For availability and registration please call 207-348-9977

Holly Berry, Bountiful Block
- Printing without a press: Monday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 1, 9am to 4pm

Relief printing is the oldest, most direct and low tech method of making an impression on paper. Explore the unique properties and qualities of linoleum as your medium during this 2 day workshop. All aspects of the block-printing process will be presented: design, transfer of design to block, cutting, inking, proofing, registration and printing by hand. There will be many opportunities for creative decision making and experimentation along the way!

Focus will be on quality and variety of line, cutting technique, creating visual texture and negative/positive space. Examples of both black and white and color prints will be used to demonstrate various techniques and results. These include the reduction method, use of key-block, multi-block, stencils and masks, white line approach and adding color by hand and other skills you can take with you. Some materials will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.

Please bring a simple drawing, motif, design, doodle or photo to work with. Reference material will be available. Size options: 6 “x 6 "and  5" x 7." Workshop cost: $190.

Michael Weymouth & Elizabeth Garber
- Intersection Between Photography & Poetry: Tuesday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 9, 9am to 4pm

Painter and photographer, Michael Weymouth recalls the first time he read Elizabeth Garber’s poetry, “Her words captured the same feeling of Maine’s natural beauty and character that I was depicting in my work.” What followed was a unique collaboration of poetry and art in their book MAINE: ISLAND TIME.

Weymouth and Garber will explore this intersection of art and word craft in a two-day workshop in September. It will consist partly of shared discussion and fieldwork. Ideally attendees are encouraged to pair up: artist and/or photographer with their favorite local poet/writer, or vice versa. You can also attend by yourself and bring your favorite poems or prose about the Maine landscape that you feel best intersect with your painting or photography. Conversely poets/writers can bring along examples of work by their favorite artist. Workshop cost: $190.

Katama Murray
- Eco Printing & Nature Dyeing: Monday, Sept 14, - Tuesday, September 15

Hidden color exists all around us, waiting to be transformed into wearable works of art. Dive into the realm of natural printmaking and dyeing processes with Katama Murray. The workshop will focus on layering of printmaking and textile techniques. This workshop is for people of all ages to engage in the learning of sustainable fashion and making small changes that lead to big things while reflecting on environmental and social topics.

Participants will develop a basic understanding of chemical formulas, mordants, mindful foraging, meditative processes, bundling and fabric preparation techniques, as well as ways in which we can bring plant spirits to life in the form of cloth and fiber. Create beautiful and unique colorfast pieces while taking time to slow down and appreciate the richness and diversity of color dwelling alongside us.

All materials will be provided including a variety of fabrics and natural materials. Bringing your own found plants and flowers is encouraged. Certain species and materials provide stronger and longer lasting color than others. We hope you will join us on this special island for time filled with color, community, knowledge, and letting go. Workshop cost $190.

pictured: work by Holly Berry
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