Smith at BluSeed

— Visiting artist Robynn Smith will preview a new, easier way for print makers to create their artforms in a class introducing silk cut linoleom.

BluSeed Studios will feature the work of Monterey, Calif.-based artist and printmaker Smith through the “Visiting Artist” program April 1 through April 11.

On April 6, Smith will present a brand new technique called “Silk-Cut Lino,” workshop, from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.

All ability levels are invited to discover a new, way to make linoleum prints.

The silk cut technique is described as cutting through butter, the possibility of long, flowing organic lines, easy removal of large areas, easy stenciling, a variety of marks and no tension in the wrists or fingers.

The silk-cut linoleum is imported from Australia.

The cost of the workshop is $65/person and includes all materials. Space is very limited so you are encouraged to call ahead and reserve your spot.

BluSeed Studios is also offering an “Open Studio Day” on Sunday, April 7, for the workshop participants. Interested participants can sign-up for a two-hour studio session where they can work independently. The cost for each two-hour session is $35 and is limited to two artists per session.

Robynn Smith earned her MFA in Sculpture/Ceramics from San Jose State University and a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She is currently teaching full time at Monterey Peninsula College. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her most recent exhibitions have occurred in Australia, Mexico, and Arizona and throughout California. The community is also invited to an artist meet and greet on Tuesday April 9 at 7p.m. at BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St. Saranac Lake. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

For more information please call 891-3799 for more information or got to www.BluSeedStudios.org.

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