description below is a record of a class which is no longer being offered
at this location. Inquire about future trips to Greece by writing Linda
or revisiting this site for future updates. Also think about joining
us in Florence, Italy this summer for
a similar workshop!
The Old Bridge, Florence, Italy
with the Muse:
Creative Journey in Monoprint in Greece
with Linda Goodman
July 31 - August 15, 2006
This August, a select number of participants will again work in the
inspiring surroundings of the Greek islands with noted printmaker/ painter
Linda Goodman, a veteran leader of workshops in Florence, Italy, and
the United States. Immerse yourself in the authentic culture of this
island and let its beauty refresh your creative spirit. Blend concentrated
artmaking with relaxing socializing, dining, swimming and walking, while
enjoying the islands charms. There will be group breakfasts, a
welcome meal, and closing dinner.
Monotype, monoprint, and chine collè
This hands-on workshop offers demonstrations in Goodmans specialties
of oil- and water-based monotype, monoprint and chine collè
easily accessible mediums for both beginning and experienced artists
along with concentrated studio work, insightful critiques, personal
attention and group camaraderie. Health-conscious approaches are emphasized,
with an eye to using a minimum of solvents (such as vegetable oil instead
of thinner when possible) ferric chloride and copper etching, or drypoint.
Experienced printmakers may use other non-toxic intaglio processes,
woodcut,and computers in the pursuit of their own vision with permission
of instructor; advanced artists may work independently in painting.
two weeks aim to recharge your creative battery by encouraging you to
let go, take aesthetic risks and suspend a judgmental approach to your
work as you search out your own sources of inspiration.
Who should come
People interested in furthering their creativity and skills in monotype
and monoprint, while inspired by this captivating island, home base
for your Greek experience. There are no prerequisites
an appetite for exploration, enjoyment and camaraderie, avid curiosity
and flexibility are what is most required. All levels welcome. Experienced
artists may work in nontoxic intaglio, relief, painting and computers.
July 31 - August 15, 2006
One 2-week session in August. Classes meet 5 days a week, about 3-1/2
hours/day, with open labtime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for qualified
students. Demonstrations and critiques address aesthetic and technical
concerns. Participants spend free time working independently in the
studios; visiting the islands pristine beaches, dense pine forests,
olive groves and orchards; sampling local crafts, cuisine and culture,
and relaxing at local tavernas. Workshop fee includes normal materials
supplied in print workshops like inks, solvents, mordant, and grounds,
plates, breakfasts, a welcome dinner and orientation. .top
About the Class
The focus is on monotype,
monoprint, chine collé and drypoint or line etching.Direct
and expressive, monotype joins the radiant qualities of prints with
the spontaneity of painting.Drypoint/line etching fundamentals are included
for those wishing to apply these techniques to monoprint. For all participants,
realizing your artistic intent through inspired use of materials and
process is paramount.
Single-run monotype emphasizing painterly methods. Painting
and drawing on the surface of
metal and plastic plates, Goodman demonstrates beginning to advanced
techniques for using printmaking inks, crayons, modifiers and rollers
with color printing to achieve brilliant colors and crisp printerly
Chine collé. This collage process of adhering papers
while simultaneously printing on them combines beautiful visuals with
Multi-run color monotype and monoprint.We
use several plates to attain rich luminous color and may combine monotype
with a repeatable matrix of drypoint or line etching to produce one-of-a-kind
prints or a series of related images.
(in blue apron) critiques students' work
feedback, group critiques, and open work sessionshelp advanced
and beginningartists alike explore their creative potential to develop
Etching facilities available. Experienced print-makers
may use other nontoxic etching or relief processes inthe pursuit of
their vision with permission of instructor.
Our workshop concludes with a group exhibition and barbeque
with students, professor, directors and guests from the Island community..
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Goodman (MFA Printmaking, Mills College; BA Fine Arts, Stanford University),
notedprintmaker/painter, has been organizing and leading international
workshops in Florence, Italy since 1995. She visited Greece and its
islands in the 1970s and fell in love with its light and beauty. She
is thrilled to return to Greece to lead her second intensive workshop
here in Creative Monoprint. Goodmans prints, paintings, artists
books, and mixed-media works have been exhibited widely in the US and
internationally, and are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum,
New York; the Oakland Museum, California; and the Library of Congress,
Washington, DC; among others. The San Francisco Bay area artist teaches
at Mission College in Santa Clara, California and has taught at the
Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Art Institute; Whitman College
in Washington State; University of Oregon, Eugene; San Francisco State
University; University of California, Berkeley; and Mills College. Linda
regularly conducts workshops: throughout California since 1983; Kala
Institute, Berkeley, 1983 - 2000; Il Bisonte International School of
Graphic Art Florence, Italy since 2004; Skopelos Foundation for the
Arts 2005, 2006; Santa Reparata International School of Art 1996-2001;
SACI, Florence, Italy, 1995, and the Split Rock Arts Program, Duluth,
Minnesota, 1993. Goodman was Editor of The California Printmaker, 1992-96
and edits Printworks Magazine,
an online printmaking magazine and resource. For Goodman's
resume click here. top
INFORMATION REGISTRATION SUMMARY:
Contact Linda Goodman for information:
1450 62nd St.
Emeryville, CA 94608; USA.
Tel: (510) 653-0300 (until May 27, 2006). After this date e-mail:
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COMMENTS FROM Walking with the Muse: Creative Journey in Monoprint
WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS :
"What did I enjoy most about this workshop? Linda's knowlege on
printmaking and her enthusiasm, and the freedom to explore. What surprised
me? The beauty of the island, the people.... The support from everyone
V. Hardy, Australia
"Art workshops give me the shot of art vitamin I need. Linda
is excellent at critiques. She has a greateye with a sensitivity toeach
person's unique visions. Linda sustained the energy in group critiques,
never burning out. Every person received equal time and energy. I would
definitely recommend the foundation to others --- it was wonderful being
J. Brindley, New York City
"Thanks for a wonderful two weeks of which I shall always remember
fondly and refer others to come."
J. Lee, Sonoma, California
"Service above and beyond."
J. Palmer, Houston, Texas
"Linda's critiques are outstanding... she is truly gifted. The
high level of professionalism ... and the instructor's depth of knowledge
S. Vigliani, Riverdale, New York
was the best time I've had doing art. Everything was better than I anticipated."
G. Woodhams, Australia
FROM LINDA GOODMAN'S Creative Sojourn in
Florence, ITALY WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:
"I have enjoyed this workshop. Linda is able to explain various
techniques clearly and intelligently and spiritedly. Her critiques were
particularly strong. She is able to talk about process, where ones
strengths are and give leads to new approaches. She encouraged me to
broaden my style and I think it will have lasting consequences."
M.A. Pollard, Evanston, Illinois
Thank you so much for everything - your wisdom and patience and
kindness made this an unforgettable wonderful experience."
V. Arnone San Francisco, California
"Every time I closed my eyes I saw art ideas!"
R. Greenwood Sunnyvale, California
"Enjoyed meeting like-minded participants. Your critiques are thoughtful,
insightful and helpful. Thanks."
C. Lukitsch Washington, DC
"As a painter I have added to my soul as an artist and my life
as a person."
L. Abel Los Angeles, California,
"Linda made me feel like my work was worthy as an artist and poet.
She is a very good teacher with a vast amount of knowledge. Her direction
on use of materials and personal work input was wonderful so
positive and caring."
John P., Incline Village, Nevada
"The best critiques I remember having - useful, constructive information
about my work but also instructional to listen and participate in discussion
about the work of the other participants."
K. Sherr Berkeley, California
"Your critiques were great obviously
a strong point for you. Comments very helpful, not just making generalist
comments like one usually hears. Seeing everyone elses' work I was able
to learn and get ideas."
P., Vancouver, Canada
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