Instructor: Kathryn Smith
Monday - Thursday
June 17 - 20
9am - 1pm
Open to all levels, this course introduces and explores the single block method of color printmaking developed in Provincetown in 1916 and known as the “Provincetown Print”. A history of the method is presented, followed by instruction in the technique. Participants learn how to make a unique white-line print in the historical manner, using hand-printing and non-toxic materials.
Kathryn Smith has been making white line prints since she was four years old. She learned the method from her grandmother, the artist Ferol Sibley Warthen. After completing her formal education (BA U MD, coursework Maryland Institute, CSU, UC Boulder and graduate studies at University of Northern Colorado), Smith returned to Provincetown to resume studies with Warthen. She has been making, lecturing about and exhibiting her work in the white-line method since the early 1980’s. She has taught this method of printmaking at PAAM since 1991, and at PIAI which she co-founded, from 1999-2006, Center of Contemporary Printmaking and at other venues, including an invitational to teach this method in Japan in 2003. Her work is represented in museum, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally. Represented by Bakker Gallery in Provincetown, MA.