Date(s) - Friday, June 16th 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Inverness County Centre for the Arts
Learn how to create your own linocut print with our artist-in-residence, Laura Post! This printmaking workshop will teach participants the basics of carving and printing their own block.
$15 for members and $20 for non-members (supplies included with fee)
Call the Inverness County Centre for the Arts at (902) 258 – 2533 to reserve your spot!
Laura Post graduated with an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design’s Printmaking Department. She earned her BA from Swarthmore College in 2009 where she studied Art and Asian Studies, focusing on Chinese language. Most recently, she received a Graduate Studies Grant for the project Paper Genome Project, seeking to use alternative fibers and water sources for papermaking. During the summer of 2015, she apprenticed at Rongbaozhai in Beijing to learn traditional Chinese woodblock printing (muban shuiyin). In 2008, the Penelope Mason ’57 Memorial Fund for Asian Studies in 2008, enabled Post to study printmaking at the National Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. In 2009, Post was awarded the Frank Solomon Art Prize by Swarthmore College, and her prints and paintings were acquired as part of Swarthmore College’s permanent collection. Additionally, she was awarded the Alice J. Crossley Prize for best research paper in Asian Studies for her thesis “Pan Yuliang: An Artist Between Two Worlds – Sino-European Artistic Exchange in the Early Twentieth Century.” Post has participated in numerous art shows and exhibitions. She hopes to return to China in the future to study traditional papermaking and other crafts such as ink-making and brush-making.
To learn more about Laura and her work, visit her website at http://lrpstudio.com/about/