Learn Foam Printing!

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Program Description

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

June 5-August 5

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Artist Kelly Autumn guides you through this beginning foam printing process!

In this beginning printmaking workshop, learn to use thin foam plates to make relief prints without the use of a traditional printing press. You will experiment, play and explore a variety of ways to draw lines, make marks and cut shapes out of soft foam plates to create a unique print on paper! Learn how to apply colorful water soluble block inks into the foam using a brayer and how to transfer the ink from the foam plate directly onto paper. We will practice re-inking the foam plates several times to make multiple prints from the same plate and try different variations. This class will include both demonstrations and hands-on time to make art that you can take home and enjoy.

No experience is required!


Kelly Autumn is a Northern California multidisciplinary printmaker with a natural curiosity for combining traditional print methods with an experimental mixed-media approach. Kelly holds a BA from San Francisco State University and an AA in Studio Art from Diablo Valley College. Since 2020, Kelly has been an Artist in Residence with the Sonoma Community Center, where she teaches beginning printmaking workshops to youth and adults. She is a Teaching Artist with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and serves on the Board of Directors with the California Society of Printmakers. Kelly is passionate about sharing her love of print with kids and adults of all ages.


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