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Summer Printmaking Demo Series

Martha Castillo | Clayprinting   

Sat. August 18th  |  2pm-3pm
Spotlight Gallery (Upper Floor)
Free with Admission  |  Free to Members |  RSVP Required

This summer, in conjunction with the exhibition Thinking Outside the Frame, several artists will lead a series of printmaking demonstrations in the Spotlight Gallery. Artwork created during the demos will be displayed in the gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition to further illustrate and share the creative process with museum visitors. Artists featured in the summer printmaking series are members of the California Society of Printmakers.

Clayprinting is a new and innovative approach to monotype printmaking. The technique trades traditional plates and ink for potter's clay and pure pigments. Involving multiple layers of clay slip painted on an unfired clay slab, the prints are hand pulled. The process is water based, non-toxic, and only hand tools are required. In a comprehensive demonstration, Martha Castillo will guide viewers thru the steps from blank surface to finished print. Since 2003 she has studied with Mitch Lyons, the inventor of Clayprinting. Castillo began teaching and giving demos of the clayprinting technique in 2004 in her Palo Alto studio, and in art centers and venues around the Bay Area. 

Martha Castillo is a professional artist, living, working, exhibiting and teaching in Palo Alto, California. Castillo received her BA from Boston University, and a MA in Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA. She earned her BTEC diploma, (with distinction) in Studio Ceramics, and has trained extensively through art technique classes and extended workshops locally and abroad. Martha Castillo is represented by Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA. Learn more about Martha Castillo