10 am-3 pm EST
Instructor: Carrie Pendergrass
adults and teens 16+
Art camp Boot camp! Join us for a week-long comprehensive printmaking boot camp where you will get to learn a wide variety of printmaking techniques using the printing press at Townsend Atelier. We will be exploring traditional techniques that have been translated to using more modern materials, such as intaglio, collagraphy, relief printing, and more! You will learn whole processes from idea generation to plate-making, to ink application, and printing with both wet and dry paper methods. The possibilities are virtually endless! First-time printers and experienced artists are all welcome. All materials are included, except for print paper, which can be purchased through the art store at Townsend Atelier. There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.
(Other optional supplies: pens & pencils, sketchbook, found items from home)
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.