Summer Workshops 2021

Workshop Testimonials

I have always wanted to take a photoshop class and become a more avid user. I have missed it every time I needed to fix a photo, enhance the colors of one for printing, make a postcard, design a business card, create an invitation.. the list goes on and on. When I saw the class offered by Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studios, I jumped on it. I know Liz intended it to be used mostly for silk screening and printing. It became much more than that. The experience that Liz showed,  the knowledge she shared, the guidance she provided were all superb. Taking the class during our Covid quarantine was the best thing I have done for my mental challenge and creative enhancement. It was the perfect use of the zoom platform. Watching the demos online, while working on my computer was proven to be easy and useful at once. I have taken the class twice and intend to continue taking it. Liz is a wonderful teacher who is capable of pushing me beyond my limits. I definitely recommend it. -Zeina K.

I’m a member at Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studio. I want to let you know how much I enjoyed and learned in the Photoshop workshop given by Liz. She concentrated on techniques we as printmakers would most likely use. Each week we had an assignment and progressively built up our skills using different functions; I found by using them repeatedly I became more comfortable using the program. It’s easy for me to  be overwhelmed when there is so much information but  by using functions that I could immediately apply to my work was very helpful.Thanks Liz for your patience and help. – Sandy C.

This workshop teaches artists to navigate and use Photoshop, which opens up a world of creative exploration and technique for use in printmaking, painting, collage, drawing, or any medium. The combination of Liz’s approach, as an artist herself, with her extensive experience using the program is great. There’s a lot of hands-on teaching and practice and individual attention. In our workshop, Liz made Photoshop accessible even to those who started out with little or no digital skill. It’s an amazing set of tools for making art.” –Kitty G.

Carborundum Collagraph Printmaking with Christiane Corcelle

September 11 + 12, 2021 10am-4pm
Cost: $250
Materials Fee: $25

REGISTRATION CLOSED, CLASS IS FULL

This class offers the novice or experienced artist an introduction to an amazingly versatile printmaking process, exciting and full of potential as a means of creating rich printed imagery. The initial image is created with either an additive and subtractive painterly method using carborundum paste. This results in surfaces that are relatively unpredictable and indirect.

Plates can be printed either as intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of the two, leading to prints of astounding richness and strength. These can then be combined with other techniques, such as monotype and chine collé. The final result is constrained only by the artist’s creativity. Be prepared to let your imagination flow!

Plates can be printed either as intaglio or relief images, or as combinations of the two, leading to prints of astounding richness and strength. These can then be combined with other techniques, such as monotype and chine collé. The final result is constrained only by the artist’s creativity. All levels welcome and be prepared to let your imagination flow!

Christiane Corcelle is a mixed media artist. Her forms of artistic expression include printmaking, painting, and creating installations. In her prints, she plays with layering, the vibrancy of colors, and lines. Her printmaking process also involves collage, adding found objects, and sewing.

Corcelle’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, China, Vietnam, Peru, and Iceland. Her prints are in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Library, the Art Complex Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Vietnam Fine Arts Association in Hanoi, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, and Universidade Feevale in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.    www.christiane-corcelle-arts.com

Class limited to 8 participants and will be contacted before the first class. Free Parking