Workshop | Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 | 2:00 PM | $10
Join master printmakers Jake Muirhead and Lee Newman in the studio for a special hands-on workshop where you will learn the basics of the versatile technique of monotype printmaking using non-toxic materials and a printing press to create original works of art. This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced artists and will include a tour of the exhibit “Jake Muirhead and Lee Newman: Recent Intaglio Prints and Related Drawings.” Class size is limited to 15 participants. Recommended for adults and youth ages 12 and up. Space is limited and you must register in advance. Tools and materials are provided for a $10 materials fee.
About the Artists:
Lee Newman earned his MFA and BFA from American University and is a founder of the Washington Studio School. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship and Kreeger Painting Award. Newman’s prints, paintings and drawings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor among others.
Jake Muirhead earned his MFA in Printmaking from George Mason University and is currently Associate Printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD. He also teaches drawing at Montgomery College. Muirhead is a member of The Society of American Graphic Artists and a founding member of Atelier Four, a group of contemporary printmakers dedicated to drawing based intaglio. His award-winning etchings have been exhibited in numerous national and international print shows, including The Taller Xalubinia Printmaking Workshop in Spain, The Guanlan International Prints Biennale in China, and The Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition in New Zealand.
About the Exhibition “Jake Muirhead and Lee Newman: Recent Intaglio Prints and Related Drawings” on view in the Terrace Gallery October 15 through November 15:
Passionate about drawing and the joys and rigors of mark making, Jake Muirhead and Lee Newman explore the interplay of observation, memory and imagination in hand-pulled intaglio prints displayed alongside drawings, a juxtaposition which exposes the creative link between the initial graphic image and its final printed form. In etchings and drypoint prints filled with powerful contrasts, Muirhead and Newman vary the pressure of delicate and decisive lines to define the structure, volume and gesture of representational forms. Monochromatic prints and drawings reveal the artists’ shared affection for and skill in drawing figurative subjects, natural scenes, object studies, all captured at an intimate scale.