Teaching

Each Spring I teach classes.
I have taught at

-Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA,
- The Concord Art Association in Concord, MA,
-Anderson Ranch in Aspen, CO,
-The Art Students League in Denver, CO,
-Green Lion Gallery, Bath, ME
-Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
-Jackson Art and Design Center, Jackson, NH
-my shop in Lyme

-the MBFA gallery in Lyme. 

The course description on the right applies to all of the classes. On the work by students page you can see prints and photos from past workshops, and look at the prints that were made in the classes (yes I reaize it needs an update).

Below are links to some who have gone on to make hanga prints of their own after taking the class. Inspiring!

Annie Bissett
Linda Mahoney
Richard Sabin
Sandy Wadlington
Mary Graham

 

Workshops

The classes for 2022 went great and 2023 will follow a similar schedule.

Introduction to Japanese Color Woodblock Printmaking
The Japanese developed a woodblock printing method using water as the medium, brushes to apply colors to the blocks, and a hand-held baren instead of a press to transfer colors from multiple carved blocks to printing papers. This is a low carbon-footprint, non-toxic printing method with a great history.
The workshop is organized to offer a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful range of tools, techniques, and materials involved in this art form.  Everyone completes a multi-color print and engages with aspects of design, carving, and printing. There is an emphasis on sharing tricks and techniques that may be adapted to other approaches to making art (watercolor painting, western-style printmaking).

All experience levels are welcome.  Each 3-day workshop is taught in six three hour sessions.  To find out more, and to see prints made by past class participants, visit the Studio, or send me a note

May 12 - May 14, 2023, 
Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA.  I have taught one class each year at Snow Farm since 1997 (except in 2020), and it will be a pleasure to be back there again.  The Snow Farm web-site says the class is full, but they are taking names for their wait-list.

June 3 - 5, 2023, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.   Big windows, good airflow,  a sweet history and karma, I look forward to again sharing my woodblock workshop in this unique and excellently set up space for two weekends in June.  This beautiful library building, the Cotton Free Library, in Weybridge, VT,  with its counters located below large windows (six total, one for each student!),  has proven to be a perfect set-up for teaching hanga woodblock.  Just three doors away from our house in the Quaker Village area of this town (less than ten minutes north of Middlebury), this building backs up to a dam and waterfall on the Otter Creek. Its a beautiful spot.
Tuition is $595 including studio materials fee.  Meal and lodging options are available.  Interested to know more? Send me a note!
Limited to 6 participants.
To find out more, sign up, and hold a spot in this workshop.

June 17 - 19, 2023, at the Cotton Free Library, Weybridge, VT.   This will be a repeat of the class offered above, only we will keep the class slightly smaller in case it is hot and we need to run with an air-conditioner (which would take up one of the printing stations).
Limited to 6 participants.
To find out more, sign up, and hold a spot in this workshop.  

 

Talks

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No talks on the schedule at the moment, but we are hoping for a Saturday afternoon chat soon at my gallery on color and visual perception with myself and Prof. Ming Meng.

Meanwhile . . .
consider checking out a booklet on color theory authored by myself and Prof. Ming Meng: The Energy Theory of Color
Find links to recordings of past talks (and to purchase the booklet) on a web-site we have created for sharing aspects of our work: energytheoryofcolor.com.

           
     
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Matt Brown . . . . . . . 23 Washburn Hill Rd. Lyme, NH 03768 . . . . . . 603-795-4619. . . . . . matt@mbrownfa.com