Renee Foosaner Education Center Offers
Clay Monoprinting Workshop
MELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Institute of Technology’s Renee Foosaner Education Center will present a Clay Printmaking Workshop with Mitch Lyons Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9th and 10th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students will learn how to make clay monoprints by adding colored clay slips, colored clays, handmade pastels, textures, stencils and slip trailing to a wet slab of clay. Lyons will demonstrate his unique printing process on Saturday. During lunch he will show two seven-minute DVDs to further emphasize the process. After lunch and on Sunday students will make clay prints using the above techniques.
Lyons, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Tyler School of Art, began to explore the idea of printing with clay in 1968. In 1980, he successfully rolled out a 6 foot x 6 foot slab of clay and uses this wet clay slab to pull all of his clay monoprints.
He has had exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, France, England, Greece and throughout the United States and in September 2011 the Printmaking Center in Somerville, N.J., invited Lyons to exhibit 35 of his clay prints. He is collected in several museums, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Noyse Museum, West Bend Museum and many private and cooperative collections. Over the past 10 years he has taught over 100 workshops all over the world.
The workshop is limited to 10 students. Participants may register online at foosanerartmuseum.org or over the phone with a credit card by calling (321) 674-8915.
Participants should bring a bag lunch for a 30-minute lunch break. The cost for the two day hands-on workshop is $225 for non-members, and $200 for members.
The Foosaner Education Center is located at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.