Friday Night I set up a temporary studio for a few hours at a storefront venue called Valley Hands and demonstrated woodblock printing during Northampton's monthly Arts Night Out. It was a rollicking evening, and a few brave souls even ventured to try it themselves. Here are some photos from the event.
We started at around 4:00, and one of my first visitors was a young girl and her mother who quickly got the basic principles figured out.
It started to get pretty busy at around 6:00
There were a lot of old friends meeting up and new connections being made. Very festive.
My friend Jane was very enthusiastic about trying it out herself.
I held the paper for her while she got a feel for the baren.
Jane and Joan were thrilled to find out how easy it is to make a print!
Artist Colleen Blackard was also making art there. She makes universes with a simple ballpoint pen.
And Katie Richardson works with glass.
Molly's sunglasses came in handy for watching Katie work with the torch.