Relief Printmaking Workshop: Flora on the Wayside Shrine Trail

This three-session workshop will introduce students to the art of relief printmaking. Each student will design and carve a linoleum block and print a limited edition of prints. Each participant will leave with prints to share. Bring photos and sketches from the Wayside Shrine Trail to the first session. All materials provided. Class meets October 6, October 13, and October 20, 4 – 6 p.m.

Instructor: Mollie Doctrow, Curator SFCC MOFAC, Artist / Printmaker

Session I: Introduction to Relief Printmaking. Design your print and transfer to the linoleum. Begin carving.
Session II: Complete your carving and print your block.
Session III: Print your edition. Experiment with color. Print exchange and critique.

For information and enrollment please call 863-784-7240. Limited enrollment.

Nature Writing Workshop: Tuesday, January 17, 9-11 a.m.

Using selections from a wide range of Florida authors, Carol Mahler will discuss and illustrate the various strategies used in nature writing. Using these same techniques, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with nature writing. Formats will include considerations of short readings, close observation of nature, and writing exercises.

Instructor: Carol Mahler, author, teacher, and storyteller. Her books include, Guy LaBree: Barefoot
Artist of the Florida Seminoles.

A Visual/Literary Journal Workshop Tuesday, January 24, 9-11 a.m.

Participants in this workshop will make simple journals and will tour the Wildflower Wayside Shrine nature trail. Carol Mahler will teach journaling techniques that participants can use. Artist Mollie Doctrow, curator of the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, will present strategies for recording visual observations of nature. She will also explain how to “build” a visual/literary journal page, so that it includes both art and literary elements.