In this workshop, attendees will learn the art of relief printmaking while navigating the treacherous waters of the issue of pollution in our oceans. More of a creative environment than a structured classroom, the event will include two interactive elements. First, viewers will be invited to assist in creating a life-sized replica of a trash gyre. Participants will be taught how to both carve and print linoleum blocks with imagery of plastic trash found in the oceans; which, once printed, will be added to a wall mural of a gyre. The second activity will allow visitors to learn how to use a printing press and leave them with a memento of the event - a print to take home with them, as a reminder to use and consume less plastic goods. Participation is free to anyone interested to attend, all material and supplies are included. Come by and take part in this fun and educational environment where art and science collide!
Workshop hours: Saturday, September 6th 5:30-8:00pm, Monday, September 8th through Thursday, September 11th 10:00am-4:00pm.