Philadelphia Museum of Art “Spirit and Spectacle” A Block Printing Workshop
June 20 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm$10
“Spirit and Spectacle”
A block printing workshop
Participants will discover the brilliant colors and spirited lines of Yoshitoshi, the last great master of the traditional Japanese woodblock print. Ever inventive in his art, he responded to Japan’s rapid modernization of the late 1800’s with greater expressiveness than seen before. The exhibit showcases some seventy works from the museum’s extraordinary collection of Yoshitoshi prints, the largest repository of his work outside of Japan!
Students will be introduced to the art of block printing seen in the work of Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. From initial design, to creating the blocks, and printing in one or two colors, the master’s magical process will be realized.
These workshops for people with Parkinson’s disease and their Care Partners include a one-hour private guided tour and a two-hour studio experience with a half-hour break for lunch. The fee for Workshops is $10. Care Partners are admitted free. Parking is free of charge. Classes are limited, please register early.
Your studio art class will be taught by teaching artist Kathy Halton. She is a painter/print-maker who is passionate about the art of block printing, and has worked with students from Philadelphia to Haiti in appreciating its unique qualities. In her studio practice, she continues to be inspired by the physical and conceptual potential of the medium.
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease are generously supported by The Parkinson Council and the Susan O. Jaffe Quality of Life Initiative.