South Pomfret, Vermont
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Oh, What a Relief! Printmaking!

This introduction to relief printing will make you think both forward and backward!

Projects will involve foam, rubber erasers, cardboard, string, linoleum, carving tools, paint and ink. We'll determine "what to leave" and "what to take away" as we approach each design and progress from incised foam blocks to eraser carving to collagraphs and linoleum blocks. A local printmaker will visit to show her work and inspire us all to discover the joy and challenges of printmaking.

Lisa Kaija received her BA in Art History at Dartmouth College and her K-6 General Education/Visual Arts teaching certification through the Upper Valley Teacher Institute. During the last thirty years, she taught all subjects in grades K-4 and some subjects in grade 5-6 in various Upper Valley public and private schools. She has trained mid-life career changers to become teachers and raised five children with her husband, Kevin. Lisa revels in teaching art. The question she dodges most often is “Are you an artist?,” since she considers herself a teacher first and an artist second, and elementary art teachers need to know a little about a lot of different art forms. She thrives on challenges and enjoys being creative with people of any age.