Process and experimentation in patterns and colors focus of Feb. 26 online session
The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art. will present printmaker Karin Mansberg as she leads an online creative experience for individuals of all skill levels on Friday, Feb. 26, in the debut of the department’s spring semester Virtual Art Workshop Series.
The workshop, “Potato Print: Printed Mandala with Karin Mansberg,” will stream live from 6 to 8 p.m. The focus of the workshop will be on process and experimentation with patterns and colors, creating print marks in circles, semi-circles or more complex forms. The public is invited to register in advance at a fee of $25 by accessing the Eventbrite web page for the workshop here.
Registrants will be sent the Zoom invitation link to attend online as well as the workshop materials list.
Mansberg, recipient of a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from WCSU, has taught classes in printmaking and other artistic disciplines for college students, adults and children, focusing in recent years on block printing. She has participated in two solo and 20 group exhibitions across Connecticut and in North Carolina.
”My artistic style has developed over the decades through personal art practice and academic training,” Mansberg observed in the biographical notes on her website. “The balance between the left and right side of my brain makes me the happiest, and printmaking involves both control and surprise. I enjoy the precision of the design process and also the playfulness of the printmaking process.”
“I like using the relief-cut medium for designing logos, which means images and lettering are carved out of soft blocks with special carving tools,” she said. “The finished relief print block, called a stamp, can be used for printing on paper and fabric.”