November 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

In Responding to Art, a series of interactive workshops, explore ways to engage more deeply with visual art through a series of creative prompts guided by museum educators. Each 75-minute online session considers works from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and invites participants to recognize and share their own perceptions through creative experimentation and discussion. No previous art experience needed, just a willingness to participate!

November 6: In this workshop session, we’ll explore printmaking basics using simple materials that can generally be found at home. Through delving into artworks by Ruth Asawa and Zarina, we’ll examine texture, repetitive processes, and the use of common objects as stamps.

This workshop is one of two sessions being offered on the subject of printmaking. Read more about and register for Responding to Art: Relief Printmaking on November 13 here.

Participants can follow along and try making their own prints during the workshop, or can just watch and learn techniques to try later. If you’d like to follow along with this workshop live, you will need the following items:

  • Paper (a selection is good for various testing! Brown paper shopping bags can be ideal)
  • Paint (acrylic is best)
  • Tray or plate for holding the paint
  • Paintbrush (about a finger’s width is best)
  • Paper towels
  • A few potatoes cut in half lengthwise
  • Paper clip
  • Washable or disposable items with interesting textures or shapes (for example: a bracelet, a fork, plastic netting)

The workshop will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video conferencing software. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a microphone and internet access. A pencil and paper are required.

$20, $15 members, $10 students. Capacity is limited. A Zoom link and password will be emailed ahead of the program. Register.