Printmaking and Bookbinding

Week 3: July 17-21, 2017

This camp combines printmaking and a simple bookbinding technique in one class. This is a great opportunity to learn and explore simple methods and new materials for printmaking. We will be printing on paper and fabric using three different and easy techniques. Learn how to use carving tools to create artwork to be printed on paper and fabric. You will learn about mark making and the use of positive and negative space in design. Art created on paper during camp will be used to make the cover for your sketchbook journal. Campers will create the inside of their sketchbook from recycled papers and envelopes. Materials kit will include carving tools, blocks for carving, paper and fabric. You are welcome to bring your own recycled papers or scrapbooking paper if you choose. All levels of artistic ability are welcome.

For students entering grades 5-10. Minimum enrollment 6; maximum enrollment 12.
Program runs from 8:30am - 4:30pm. 

Cost: $495; Early Bird Discount $445 until March 15

InstructorInstructor: Deborah Velásquez, a Brooklyn original, lives the creative life in the wooded hills of New England with her husband and two boys. She is an award-winning artist and designer who loves the mix of design, words, art, and craft. Her work is modern, sophisticated, graphic, and bold and reflects her love for the simplicity of line. She makes art digitally as well as using traditional methods, including gouache, watercolor, and printmaking.

Deborah is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art and the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Business program. She has studied textiles and fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, where she received her Millinery Certification, studying under hat-making legend, Ann Albrizio. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries and juried shows, and she teaches workshops in her Connecticut studio. Her designs can be found on products such as rugs, wall art, ceramics, stationery, textiles, and mobiles, and her hats were featured at New York’s Henri Bendel. She has been featured in UPPERCASE magazine, and her work is carried by Minted, West Elm, CarpetVista of Sweden, and giftware and home décor licensing companies. Deborah has just authored her first book Drawing in Black and White, published by Quarry Books.

Visit her website at or follow her on Instagram @velasquezstudio.





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