September 2013 Artist - Kate Hanlon
Based in Georgetown, MA, woodcut artist Kate Hanlon is our featured artist for September in the downstairs Weston Gallery. She is skilled in a printmaking technique called "white line carving" that was adapted from older Japanese techniques in 1915 by a group of six artists in Provincetown, MA. The process involves carving an outline into a sheet of wood, then brushing each section with watercolor paint and rolling a sheet of paper over the painted sections. This results in a beautiful, "stained-glass" effect for the finished print.
Thanks to a generous subsidy from the Friends of the Lane Library, Kate will be teaching a workshop for those 16 years or older who would like to try their hand at this style of printmaking. The class will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. No previous artistic experience is necessary, but please be aware that participants will be cutting designs into a wood block with a very sharp knife!
There is a materials cost of $5 per person, and the class is limited to 20 people. Those interested may call the library at (603) 926-3368, or sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk.
Kate maintains a website and blog presence at www.katehanlon.com.