Color Woodblock Class in Weybridge, VT


Andrew Plaut, who took the class in 2020, wrote:

Matt, and Christine

Thanks once again for a wonderful three days. I learned very much, it was a beautiful location, and the food and camaraderie was unexcelled. What more can I say?  I'll eagerly send along anyone who wants a new perspective on art, printmaking in particular, and learned exposure to the art of the Eastern world.

June 1 - 3 and June 15 - 17, 2024, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.

A beautiful historic library building: the Cotton Free Library, in Weybridge, VT, this is my favorite place to teach.   Located in the Quaker Village area of Weybridge, VT, less than 10 mins north of Middlebury, the library overlooks an exciting part the Otter Creek River, a location just below the Lower Falls dam. 
Inside the library is a great work space: high ceilings, suitable-height counters so everyone gets a well-lit printing station below a large window, an old book collection that emits positive vibes (and sometimes inspiration). And all just three doors down from our house where we offer meals on a deck in the back-yard.  

Tuition for the three days is $625. This includes
all tools and materials to participate.  Meals, lodging, and purchases of tools or materials you might wish to keep after the class (printing jigs, carving sets, barens), these are additional fees.

- $625 for the class tuition
- Meals package (3 lunches, 2 dinners) @ $110; individual meals: lunch @ $20, dinner @ $30.
- Lodging @ $115/ night, self-serve breakfast fixings included. (A neighbor's farmhouse about 3 miles north of class location.)
- Airbnb @ $145/ night:  at our house (only one available)

Class schedule:
The class follows a series of six sessions.  We start at 10 am on the Saturday morning and aim to finish up at 4:30pm on Monday afternoon.
Saturday:  10 - 12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.
Sunday: 9 -  12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.
Monday: 9:30 -  12:30; 1:30 - 4:30.

There is a talk and demonstration of steps of the process at the beginning of each session.  They are:
- introduction to getting imagery onto your block(s)
- carving and sharpening
- introduction to printing (with a focus on making paste, using the pigments, handling the paper)
- more about printing (with a focus on the brushes and the baren)
- finishing.  About drying and signing your prints.  About continuing on past the class.
- there are also discussions of art theory, of edition printing (how to wrap up your project), of time management, of the function of making art in our lives . . .

If you wish to participate or know more, feel free to call me at 603-306-6547, or send me a note.
If you feel confidant you want to do the class, you may hold a spot by sending a deposit of $200 (include a note of which class weekend you are holding a spot for).   This is first come, first serve. I plan to run a waiting list.
If something comes up and you have to cancel, I will refund 1/2 your deposit ($100).


Some photos from classes of 2020:




Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-306-6547. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com