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For Immediate Release
June 19, 2013

Maria Diaz-Slocum
Fair Oaks Branch Library

Printmaking Workshops at Fair Oaks Branch Library

Redwood City, CA - The Fair Oaks Branch Library will present three sessions of printmaking workshops for children ages 6 to 12. Instructor, Kathryn Kain will lead the sessions on three consecutive Mondays: August 5, 12, & 19 from 3 - 5 pm.

Workshop size is limited, so reservations are required by calling the Fair Oaks Library at 650-780-7261, or visiting the Library at 2510 Middlefield Road.

All children are invited for a hands-on day at the press with master printer and artist Kathryn Kain.  Children will learn the basics of monoprinting in this fun and messy workshop, and go home with a stack of handmade, one-of-a-kind artworks!

Printmaking is a term covering etching, lithography, silkscreen and monotype -- all methods for making fine art multiples. We will be inking plexiglas plates and printing on damp paper through a small format etching press.

This workshop covers some basic processes using a small format (7" x10"). Techniques demonstrated may include monotype, stencil, transfer and drypoint depending on the needs of the group. All supplies will be provided along with instruction and guidance given by master printmaker, Kathryn Kain. This is a wonderful introduction to the little known fine art of printmaking. There is a huge range of possibilities and techniques for expression, even in a small format class.

Use of oil based inks and Rives 100% rag paper makes these prints beautiful and
professionally finished, suitable for framing. The workshop may be repeated and new
techniques will be added each week. There will be no solvents used but aprons and
gloves are recommended. Gloves will be provided.

Ms. Kain is master printer for Smith-Andersen Editions and teaches printmaking at Stanford, Santa Clara and San Jose State universities as well as giving private workshops. She has recently been working with ArtSeed and CSMA in Mountain View where she currently has an exhibit.

This activity is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Library Foundation.

The Award Winning Redwood City Public Library connects the community and inspires a love of reading and learning through innovative, visionary programming and services such as literacy programs, access to technology, safe, inviting spaces for youth and families, and gathering places that connect the members of the community with a love of reading and learning. It's all online at 

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