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We at the Michener Art Museum pride ourselves on serving the community as a place of information, relaxation, and refuge. While we are always committed to keeping our visitors, guests, and staff healthy and safe, we are taking extra precautions right now and have decided to respect recommendations regarding social distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. So, it comes with great sadness, that we have decided to close the Museum to the public beginning today, March 13 at 4:30 pm through Monday, March 30. All classes, lectures, tours, and public programs have been postponed or cancelled during this time period. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will evaluate the re-opening currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, as this date is subject to change based on conditions.

This class has been cancelled. 

10 am – 1 pm
$150 member | $170 non-member
All materials are provided. Museum admission is included in the price of the class.
Instructor: Ashley Rutherford

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.

Faculty member Ashley Rutherford received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in coordination with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; a program that pairs PAFA’s renowned fine arts studio training with an Ivy League liberal arts education. She earned PAFA’s Violette De Mazia Scholarship in 2016, the 2015 Hal and Linda Robinson Book Award, and the 2015 Charles Toppan Curricular Prize. Her work has been selected for exhibitions in Philadelphia galleries including Seraphin Gallery and Spillway Collective. She maintains a rich historical connection to the Doylestown community through her family’s establishment, Rutherford’s Camera Shop, and provides the third generation in a lineage of contribution to Bucks County’s vibrant culture. Ashley has advanced experience in several art mediums, and is eager to share her knowledge and passion for the arts and the Michener Art Museum with our community of learners. A recent Michener adult student enthusiastically commented, “Ashley is changing the way I look at art.”