Nadia Korths – Printmaking Workshop Resume
improvised, spontaneous play
Sunrise 06.02.12, Lake Champlain
9.5 x 15 inches
Workshop Option 1: two hours of improvised, spontaneous play using recycled objects and materials and richly vibrant printmaking inks to create 6 to 12 styrofoam relief abstract prints on rice paper.
Workshop Option 2: workshop option 1 and meal cooked from scratch using locally sourced organic foods.
I am developing a schedule of workshops along the east coast from the Laurentians, north of Montreal, to Miami. Workshop easily adapts to institutional or private home settings. Flexible. Happy to customize.
Artistic components: prolific results; improvised use of objects; initial process demonstrated in minutes; unusual mark making techniques; blending of vibrant primary colors; exploration of soy-oil based, organic pigment, professional printmaker’s inks; ongoing spontaneous peer review of prints and participant initiated techniques during workshop.
Therapeutic components: trust in process; improvisation; experimentation; cooperation; community acknowledgment/contribution; transformation; meditative quality; validation.
Supplied by Artist: Styrofoam trays (4.5 x 6.5 in. typically found in supermarket meat and/or produce display coolers) for printing plates; artist gathered human debris; rice paper; soy oil based professional printmaking Akua Intaglio inks, rollers/brayers, string and miniature clothespins to hang participants’ works as they are created.
“There is a meditative, sensual quality to both the prints and the printmaking … you can see that initial spark, that god-shot, and know that you will not be swallowed up by the artistic process. (It) can be learned in a manner of minutes … you walk through the door, however far you want to go, or as little as you want. (The process) becomes individualized right away … allows for productivity, for immediate results…” Charlotte Miller, Miami.
This class was a great reminder of how much color influences my life and my feelings. The serendipity of the ‘art outcomes’ reminds me to let go and just let it all happen! … you are tremendously encouraging and it’s such a relaxed atmosphere, I’d change nothing! …” A. P., Saranac Lake, NY
“Simplicity and beauty. You are so enthusiastic and allow ideas to breathe naturally. I love that “beautiful items” can be anything from sentimental to garbage you found on the street yesterday. Delicious meal …” S. A., Saranac Lake, NY
Print, Prose and Recycle: Ten 8th graders create their own Art Book, also made of recycled materials, with word images and handprints. Prints are made from self gathered human debris using Eastern, non-toxic, abstract style of printmaking and paired with short descriptive prose vignettes written by participants from everyday life. 6 sessions. Jan.-April. Keene Central School, Keene Valley, NY. Artist submitted grant funded.
In 2012, my first year of offering printmaking workshops, fifty three people came to eight workshops located in St. Agathe, Quebec; Salem, NY; Richmond Hill, GA; and Saranac Lake, NY.
In my previous work life, I gave workshops to more than one thousand small independent craftspeople over a ten year period ending in 2011. Overall evaluations were always resoundedly positive. The same response to my printmaking workshops continues (view evaluations under workshops at nadiakorths.com).
My prints are available for viewing and purchase on a wide selection of gift and fine art lines at redbubble and zazzle. nadiakorths.com / FB / Google + / Twitter / firstname.lastname@example.org / 518.637.1307 (texting welcome).