The Artist Led Workshops Program at NUMU is a collaboration between the museum and Bay Area Artists that offers a variety of imaginative, innovative, and instructive hands-on art-making sessions for artists, crafters, and makers of all abilities and skill levels.
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Takbon Texture Printmaking with Cindy Davis
Sunday, November 4 | 10:30am-4:30pm
Skill Level: Beginner + | Ages: 16 +
Fee: NUMU Member: $100 | General: $120
All Materials Included with Tuition
All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Explore the ancient process of Takbon, a traditional Korean printmaking technique for transferring the textures of objects onto paper. The result is similar to a rubbing, but instead of using friction and a crayon or charcoal, an inked dauber is tapped on the surface of the paper. This gentle method of tapping reveals minute details and allows for the arrangement of different objects in a single print. Novice and experienced printmakers are invited to discover this unique approach to printmaking and experiment a variety of shape and texture combinations using natural objects, such as leaves, flat seashells, large feathers, as well as coins, buttons, keys, ceramic tiles, anything with texture and depth! Students are encouraged to bring a favorite short poem or haiku, which can be printed with an embossing label maker and illustrated. By the end of the workshop, students will take home 6-8 prints and a new found appreciation of an ancient art form.
About the Instructor:
Cindy Davis was introduced to printmaking while staying in Perugia, Italy where she became a student of artist and Franciscan Padre Diego Donati. Cindy helped form a print cooperative in Columbus Ohio, where for 20 years she has taught numerous classes in a variety of techniques.
Taught by Local Artist, Kit Davey
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 11am-3pm
Skill Level: No Experience Required | Ages: 14+
Fee: NUMU Members: $100 | General: $120
A $7 Materials Fee will be collected the first day of class
All class fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable
Join us as we transform an Altoids Tin into an artistic, one of a kind, container for an original mini accordion book. Students will create covers and pages for their books, then add beautiful book garnishes such from stitchery embellishments, and pop -ups to book-within-a-book. This workshop is suitable for artists of all skill sets and abilities.
The instructor will provide tins, special glue, pre-cut book board, an array of colorful paper and collage images for students to use in their own creations.
About the instructor: