This two-day workshop exploring the creation and printing of broadsides will showcase a variety of techniques, including, handset type, monotyping on the letterpress, pressure printing, and pochoir. Please come with haikus or a short poem (ideally less than 50 words) for use in your prints. Artist Beth Sheehan will show examples of contemporary broadsides, and will discuss the relationship between text and image, the history of broadsides, and best practices for printing and editioning.
Beth Sheehan was born and raised in the mountains of upstate New York. In 2012, she graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Printmaking and a minor in Art History from Memphis College of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including shows at Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and El Minia University in El Minia, Egypt among others. Sheehan’s work is in major private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, and the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Her time in school fostered a passion for printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. She now resides in Philadelphia, PA where she is still pursuing her love of art.
Visit Beth online at http://www.sheeprints.com/
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