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Printmaking for Creative Collage 1W20

S.Porter collage pic

Learn a variety of experimental hand-printmaking techniques, then turn the results into a series of collages for exhibition pieces, greeting cards, gifts and more. First use wood blocks, linocuts, monotypes, gelatin plates, stencils, stamps and found materials to make a series of water-based prints in all sizes. Create multiple variations using wet and dry media and varied types and weights of paper. Then combine what you’ve made in a series of imaginative collage activities that move your image making to a new level. Limit 8 students.

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

Susan Porter began to combine book making and journal writing as a staff member of Boston Children’s Museum in the 1970's. Her colorful, multi-dimensional art journals blur boundaries between collage, printmaking and book arts. In recent years, she taught these hybrid forms to adults, teens and children through Cooperative Artists Institute and The Peace Drum Project – and now at the Eliot School.

Her books have been shown widely at libraries, through Beyond the Book exhibitions and at Hamill Gallery. She holds a BS in Education from Boston College, with additional study at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Montserrat College of Art and Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown).

“I love every minute in my studio, but teaching brings a different kind of reward. There is nothing like seeing that look of wonder cover a student’s face when they realize they have created something of beauty.”

Specialty: 
book arts
Materials & Tools:

• A block of Mixed Media paper (9 x 12”)

• 2 sheets of Japanese paper

• 2 sheets of Rives BFK or other print paper

• Favorite drawing tools 


• Scissors 


• Bone folder

• Olfa or Xacto knife (and extra blades)

• Metal ruler & pencil

• Cutting mat (if you have one. Don’t buy one!) 


• Glue sticks


• Apron or paint shirt