• Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • 12 PM to 3 PM
  • $45 Zoom class (requires registration)
  • Instructor: Marsha Shaw

For nearly 30 years Marsha Shaw has been collecting weird stuff to use as mark making tools and stencils. In this workshop she will share her collection, and show you how to use non-traditional materials for use on paper and fabric. Learn how to make your own stamping tools. Below is a list of ideas for you to start with. Students will gather together for a fun 3 hours of mark making. Students are encouraged to go on a scavenger hunt, in your home, garage, recycling bin, or on your walks, and collect weird things to use for mark making.

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Here are a few ideas for tools but use your imagination to find your own stuff and share with the group:

  • Cardboard box
  • Pencils with erasers
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Plastic forks
  • String of different sizes
  • Cookie cutters
  • Forks
  • Plastic cups
  • Combs
  • Lids
  • Doilies
  • Puzzle pieces
  • Kids toys
  • Caps (of all kinds of sizes)
  • Pill containers
  • Artificial plants and flowers
  • Needlepoint canvas
  • Lace

Suggested Supply List:

  • Sketchbook for notes
  • Baby wipes (Biodegradable) or Simple Green and paper towels
  • 2 Rubber Brayers or foam rollers (Dick Blick)
  • Water-based Block Printing Ink, or any acrylic paint
  • Plexiglass plate, enamel tray or Gel plate to roll out ink/paint
  • Spray inks (if you have them) the instructor will show you how to
  • make your own
  • Cardboard box to make a spray box
  • Glue gun and silicone mat
  • Cardboard
  • Self-adhesive craft foam
  • Wood Glue or Tacky Glue

About the Instructor

Marsha Shaw was born in Los Angeles and currently works and lives in San Francisco California where she maintains an active art and teaching practice. She received an MFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts in San Francisco and a B.A. and M.A. in Painting from California State University Northridge. From 2008 until 2018 Shaw was an adjunct faculty member at De Anza College in Cupertino where she taught drawing and design and is currently the manager of Mission Gráfica Printmaking Studio at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, where she also teaches screen-printing workshops. She has lectured and taught courses in bookmaking and printmaking at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Center for the Book, Richmond Art Center, Cuesta Community College, Museum of Children Art and Mendocino Art Center. A member of the California Society of Printmakers, Shaw’s work is in several collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

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