Color Woodblock Class in Weybridge, VT


Andrew Plaut, who took the class last June, 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 3 - 5 and June 17 - 19, 2023, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.

This is my favorite place to teach!
A beautiful historic library building: the Cotton Free Library, in Weybridge, VT.   Located in the Quaker Village area of Weybridge, VT, less than 10 mins north of Middlebury, this spot overlooks an exciting part the Otter Creek river, a location just below the Lower Falls dam. 
This is a dramatic and picturesque part of the river: an osprey nest within a hundred yards or so, ducks and herons who love the spot, bald eagles on a nearby dead pine, I have often seen kingfishers scooting by! 
Inside the cieling is high, there are suitable-height counters so everyone gets a well-lit printing station below a large window.  All of this is just three doors down from our house where we do meals on a deck in the back-yard.  

The Terms:
Tuition for the three days is $595, this includes
all tools and materials to participate.  Meals, lodging, and purchases of tools or materials you might wish to keep working past the class (printing jigs, carving sets, barens), these are additional fees.

- $595 for the class tuition
- Meals package (3 lunches, 2 dinners) @ $96; individual meals: lunch @ $18, dinner @ $25.
- Lodging @ $110/ night, self-serve breakfast fixings included. (A neighbor's farmhouse about 2 miles north of class location.)
- Airbnb @ $125/ night:  at our house (only one available); at a neighbor's house across the street or another friend's old farmhouse about 3 miles north up the road (prices $110/ night, I think).

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)
- about time management and edition printing (how to wrap up your project), analogies to help make your project a success: the gardening analogy, the theater analogy.
- finishing.  About drying and signing your prints.  About continuing on past the class.

If you wish to participate or know more, please call me at 603-306-6547, or send me a note.
To sign up and hold a spot, send a check payable to "Matt Brown" for $200 to the below address, or go to this site's custom payment page (enter "200" and a note for which class you are signing up for).

Matt Brown
1787 Quaker Village Rd.
Weybridge, VT   05753

Include a note with your contact info and which class you are hoping to participate in (June 3 - 5 or June 17 - 19).

If you found out about this class through the Middlebury Studio School, can you let me know that is how you got onto it?

See you in June!


Some photos from last year's classes:




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