The White Line Print

Workshop Date:July 16 - July 19

When: Monday-Thursday, 10-2pm

Sessions: 4

Price: $400

Teaching Artist: Kathryn Smith

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Open to all levels, this workshop 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.  You’ll learn how to make a unique white-line print in the historical manner, using hand-printing and non-toxic materials.  This four-day intensive course includes afternoon access to the print studio during non-class time.

Kathryn Smith studied painting and printmaking at the University of Maryland, receiving a BA in Fine Arts, with further studies at Maryland Institute of Art, Colorado State University, University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduate studies at University of Northern Colorado.

In 1981 Smith returned to Provincetown to resume studies with her grandmother, artist Ferol Sibley Warthen, painter and practitioner of the single-block, multicolor print developed in Provincetown in 1916.  Since 1981, Smith has continued to produce white-line prints in the traditional manner as taught by Blanche Lazzell. She has been a year-round resident of Provincetown since 1988, teaching at PAAM since 1991 and at Provincetown International Art Institute (PIAI), which she co-founded, from 1999-2006.  She has lectured extensively on the history of the Provincetown Print, teaching workshops in the United States and Japan. Her work is represented in museum, corporate and private collections nationally and internationally.