Instructor: Ed Crane
August 6 - 8
Monday - Wedneday
2 - 4 pm

3 Sessions

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Students will learn how to make monoprints (one-off prints) as well as techniques to create multiple prints from one source by making the print plates using various materials and approaches. In this fun class we will explore a variety of non-toxic printmaking techniques for children. Using water-based ink, watercolor and acrylic paint we will make inked/painted three-dimensional plates and transfer to paper and cardboard. We will use disposable items (styrofoam, plastic netting, bubble wrap) and materials from nature (leaves, sticks, starfish, shells, and Fish Replicas (Japanese Gyotaku fish printing)). We will experiment with stencils using clay, paper, and cardboard. Children will also learn how to use a mixture of gelatin and paint to achieve interesting prints. Students will work with a variety of papers and media to achieve many beautiful prints and print blocks.

Ed Crane is an actor and an artist. He currently exhibits his white-line prints at the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, previously exhibiting at the Schoolhouse and Provincetown Group galleries. In 2011 his white-line prints were included in a group show of contemporary white-line printers at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. He has taught white-line printing at the Yarmouth Art Guild, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Boston Living Center, and previously here at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. Ed has vast experience teaching children in both art and theatre. Ed taught in the Boston Public Schools, most recently in acting at John Robert Powers in Boston. In 2005 and 2015, Ed’s white-line prints were featured to fundraise for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.