Meet at 1:45 PMat Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center).
Activity level 1
DESCRIPTION: Experience the fun of printmaking by learning to carve your own rubber stamps. We will discuss basic carving techniques to get you started, and will dive in to the particularities of carving grebes and other birds- simplifying your subject, texturing plumage, handling small details, and more. We will also learn about finishing stamps by mounting them on wood. Reference images will be provided, along with all the tools and materials you need to carve up to 2 wood mounted stamps. This workshop is ideal for beginners and no prior art experience is necessary. Participants must be able to safely hold and manipulate a small, sharp tool. Ages 14 and up, or younger with instructor permission.
LEADER: EMILY ROBINSON Emily Robinson is a printmaker and wannabe jack-of-all-trades artist from Sebastopol, CA, and has been attending the Grebe Festival every year since its inception. She got hooked on printmaking in 2014 after carving her very first stamp, a lobster, which turned out quite badly [Emily's words!], but has honed her skills and carves beautiful images of almost any subject thrown at her. She currently travels around the state selling her artwork at birding and nature festivals, and also teaches art classes for children.