Join us as we welcome acclaimed visiting artist Ramon Murillo. Murillo maintains a studio in Bellingham, Washington and teaches Native American art and art history at the Northwest Indian College. He has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Oregon and a Post Graduate degree in Non-toxic Printmaking from Grand Prairie Regional College, Canada. Ramon's art is held in the permanent collections of several major art museums, including the Seattle Art Museum, Montana Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and Washington State Museum of History. His work is also held in many University collections and he has won numerous awards. Visit his web site to learn more at ramonmurillo.comFriday, August 15, 6-8pm “Preservation of Light” Opening Reception and FREE Artist slide show and talk from 7-8 at the TAC City Gallery in downtown Driggs.
Sunday, August 17, 1-4pm "Discover Printmaking" Monoprint Workshop (registration info to follow)
Monotype printing is a spontaneous process used to create a fresh, expressive image and employ effects not possible in other art forms. Learn to create one-of-a-kind prints with nationally acclaimed visiting artist Ramon Murillo. Using the mono print process, students will learn about transferring images from plexiglass onto paper with a handheld pin press. Techniques both additive and subtractive will be covered—painting in with brushes and then removing ink with various mark-making tools, as well as the use of masking, stencils and collage.
Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate 20 years by making commemorative coins at the Teton Arts Council "Pay it Forward" Mint at this year's Tincup event!
You can still have your donation to TAC increased through the matching Tincup fund until July 28 at 5pm at www.cftetonvalley.org/tin-cup-challenge. Thanks for your generous donation which provides essential support to the Teton Arts Council so we may serve the community for another twenty years and beyond.
Primitive Pottery & Sculpture
With Visiting Artist Gene Sue Weppner
(adults and kids over 9)
Dates & Time: Saturday July 26, 9-12: Introduction and forming works in clay, 2-5 pm burnishing clay pieces. Sunday July 27, 2-5pm: Pit firing and loading sawdust firing
In this hands on workshop, suitable for all ability levels, students will be introduced to primitive low-fire techniques which have been employed by people for centuries in the traditional wares of the ancient Mediterranean and Americas, and as it is still practiced today in the American Southwest.
In the morning on day one we will learn about these techniques and their history, and then create our own wares. In the afternoon we will apply a thin coat of fine clay, known as terra sigillata to seal the piece’s surface, and then we will burnish, or hand buff the surface to a fine sheen. Day two we will quick fire some of the pieces in an dung-fueled, open air fire pit, and we will also try putting some of the pieces in a slow burning saw dust container firing.
Member’s Cost: $75 ($85 for non-members) includes all materials, clay and firings
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The Art of Garden Design: Seed Gathering Field TripInstructor: Cynthia Stoetzer
Dates & Time: Saturday, August 23, 10-11
Bring native color to your home landscape. Join artist, and 25 year native landscaping veteran, Cynthia Stoetzer on an outing in the mountains to learn about gathering, storing and germinating seeds of wild land plants. Meet at the Teton Arts Council’s Community Arts Center and carpool to outing location.
Member’s Cost: $30 ($35 for non-members) Participants should bring paper bags and a marker or pen.