March 8, 15, 22, 29
6:00 pm-8:00 pm EST
Instructor: Carrie Pendergrass
Join us Wednesday evenings in March as we delve into various ways to create mixed-media monotypes and monoprints. If you are interested in learning about some fun experimental printmaking processes, this class is for you! First-time printers and experienced artists are all welcome. We will be working on re-useable acrylic plates, as well as creating our own “homemade” Gel printing plates. You will learn how to print your unique works on Townsend Atelier’s printing press as well as hand-printing methods. You will learn techniques for creating unique textures, creative color layering, non-traditional transfer methods, and more! All class materials are included, except for print paper, which can be purchased through the art store at Townsend Atelier.
(Other optional supplies: pens & pencils, sketchbook. A suggested list of found items will be sent to students after registration)
About the Instructor:
Over the last twenty years, Carrie has been a freelance artist, art educator, and small-business owner. Carrie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1997. She then went on to receive a Masters of Education degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga in 2006, along with a certification to teach art in k-12.
In 2012, she left her full-time art teacher job of 6 years, with the dream of expanding her own creative pursuits. She applied for a grant-funded small business-initiative program, which was designed to breathe life into a little-used area of her local downtown. She was one of 5 recipients with small business ideas, who were granted a storefront space. Her space, named Sewn to the Sky became a store, studio, and gallery, allowing her to make and sell her own work, as well as that of around 50 other local artists/artisans, and hold art classes and special events there. She even taught traditional black-and-white photography there in a converted bathroom/ darkroom! She was the sole proprietor for an amazing 2 and a half years and learned a lot about business ownership and life. About a year later, she ended up at a special arts nonprofit, called HArt Gallery, where she worked for over three and a half years, while still working her art side hustle, often as her revised moniker, Sewn to the Sea (which was born as a way to distinguish her fine art printmaking work a.k.a. her “press” from her many previous other creative pursuits).
She stepped down from her Gallery Director position to pursue her own work, right before Covid-19 hit. She currently works as a professional artist, exhibiting her work locally and regionally, and continues to do arts education. She has been teaching art through grant-funded opportunities like Arts Build’s Artist-in-Residency Program and private and public instruction through Townsend Atelier, the Chattery, and other venues.