Printmaking: Art Class for Adults

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Adults
Tuesdays
10 am – 1 pm
February 26 – March 26
$150 member | $165 non-member
All materials are provided. Museum admission is included in the price of the class.
Instructor: Jody Holbert

In this three-hour class, adult students of all abilities will incorporate texture, surface, color, and design in works of art while exploring a variety of monoprint, gel print, and relief printmaking techniques. They will learn to develop an original image for prints, engage in creative exercises to build an understanding of the medium, and integrate black and white and color into their graphic works. They will build confidence, apply new knowledge, and explore artistic experimentation and discovery while creating a variety of prints. Students will also get an overview of printmaking history and contemporary printmakers. Adults who participated in our printmaking class last year will bring new insights and find new challenges in this year’s printmaking program.

Informal, informative, and inspiring hands-on art classes with changing themes provide a unique focus for adult learners of all ages and abilities to engage in Museum-based art education and creative exploration. Permanent collections balanced with changing exhibitions provide ongoing opportunities for looking at and learning about a variety of artists, art forms, and processes. Opportunities for individualized instruction, observation, practice, experimentation, and the development of a personal style are at the core of all of our adult art classes. Instructional projects vary throughout the year; most students attend for consecutive sessions.

Faculty Member Jody Holbert received a BS in Art Education from Penn State University and has extensive graduate level experience at the University of the Arts, Kutztown University, St. Joseph’s University, and Gratz College. She has taught drawing, painting, printmaking, computer arts, textile design, ceramics, and glass throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Jody brings her expertise, passion and vision to the Michener Art Museum’s adult art classes. One student noted, “This is the best art class I have ever had. There is the perfect balance of content, formal instruction, and time to work. Instructor feedback is excellent.”