Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20
10 am-1 pm EST
Instructor: Carrie Pendergrass
All levels are welcome!
In this class, we will explore the development of texture and value through different types of mark-making via two different printmaking techniques using acrylic printing plates and wetted paper, run through the printing press. One method we will use is dry point intaglio, employing pointed etching tools to “draw” a fixed image design from which a small edition of prints will be made. The other method will focus on exploring more painterly and gestural marks done with a brush and other tools on an open plate, to create various singular-edition monotypes. All materials will be provided. If students wish to purchase extra paper, they may do so at Townsend Atelier’s on-site store.
Each student will be supplied with printmaking paper, etching tools, etching plate, inks and lots of other assorted equipment.
Optional Supplies that Students may bring:
Pencils, erasers, Xtra Fine Point Sharpie, Extra Scrap paper, Imagery to work from (photos or drawings (4”x5” –
6” x 9”), cheapo small flat & round rigid paintbrushes
About the Instructor:
Chattanooga-born artist, Carrie Pendergrass, has been a visual artist, art educator and art advocate/facilitator for over 25 years. Carrie holds a BFA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a visual art-focused MEd degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She has worked in both the non-profit and private sector as an art teacher to all ages of children and adults. She has been a small business owner of her former handmade gift gallery and studio (initially as part of the River City grant program “Project Pop Up”) as well as a working artist. Her years at the nonprofit, H*Art Gallery, whose mission of “offering hope and opportunity through art” allowed her to work with many underserved populations in the community and spurred many Outsider and self-taught artists to sell their work. She left her job as Gallery Director there just before the pandemic to
concentrate on her own art practice, and to pursue more freelance curating and
teaching opportunities. She has been recognized for her alternative printmaking work since 2017, with Honorable Mentions and juror’s prizes in 2017, 2021, & 2022 from the nationally recognized 4 Bridges Arts Festival. Her art can be seen locally and nationally in private and public collections, primarily in the Southeast. Outside of making her own work, she works as a freelance art educator, adjunct university art professor and the director & curator of CHA ART SPACE, a free public art exhibit space at the Chattanooga Airport
that she established in 2021, as the recipient of an ArtsBuild Artists’ Work Grant.
You can find her at @sewntothesea and @cha_art_space on social media and through her website, sewntothesea.com.