Dates to be announced

Workshop title:
"Layering the Surface" Join us in sunny Mazatlan for an adventure in printmaking and mixed media in the cities' beautiful and inspirational historic district.

"Layering the Surface" workshop will be five exciting days of using printmaking and mixed media techniques and ideas to create rich textures, intriguing surfaces and images. For Vander Meer's recent mixed media works go to: http://www.kerryvandermeer.com/hybrids.html

Kerry's Casa entrance

Workshop description:

These workshops are for beginners as well as advanced artists. Depending on the experience of the students, we will familiarize ourselves with the etching press and basic printing processes and inks. New processes will be introduced in the form of demonstrations that we will use to layer and build up the surface of your papers. Techniques covered: additive and subtractive printing, multiple drop, color development, collage, use of stencils, silk screen printing, trace monotype, and various ways to produce texture using collagraphs.

Etching press handmade in Guadalajara showing part of the studio

Workshop location:

Kerry's studio is in the exciting district of Historic El Centro, Mazatlan and is attached to her over 100 year old casa which she and her late husband brought back to its former glory. It is 3 short blocks from the lovely Plaza Machado and 6 blocks from the beach and malecon (see more info about Mazaltan below). In the next block are several good cafes to pick up a sandwich, organic produce, cheeses, or your morning coffee. There are also massage spas, yoga and pilates, Mercado, art store, sailing and tour adventures, and live music nightly in the immediate area and all within walking distance!

Workshop schedule:

Orientation: We will start the workshop on the day after orientation and continue for 5 days. *For those that can stay longer, we will wander the lovely primitive beach at Stone Island for an optional excursion the last day. Fees: The workshop fee is $500 and includes all supplies, water soluable inks, and tools (except paper which you can bring from home). The fee does not include airfare and accommodations. We require a deposit of $250. to hold your space and the balance due one month prior to the workshop. A list of supplies will be sent after registration.

Plaza Machado during the day

About Mazatlan:

The Centro Historico in Mazatlan is wonderful. From the beautiful Plazuela Machado, surrounded by Parisian style cafes on the street, live music in the evenings, and lovely restored colonial buildings to the Olas Altas beach and bay a few blocks away that makes one think this must be what the French Riviera was like 60 years ago before tourism and jet setters destroyed much of its charm.

Further Information and photos:
urtheres Plaza Machado: http://sumazatlan.com/machado.html
The malecon: http://sumazatlan.com/malicon.html
Restaurants and dining: http://sumazatlan.com/food.html

Workshops in Mazatlan, MX and Oakland, CA are offered periodically.
Please email Kerry at : kerryv@pacbell.net for more information.

Kerry Vander Meer explores the natural world through multiple media. Her diverse work has been presented at museums, galleries, universities and honored with multiple awards and  residencies - in Spain, Ireland, New York, California and Mexico. Her works appear in collections in U.S., Germany, Spain, Ireland, China, and Japan. She taught art and yoga at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California as well as monotype workshops in Mazatlan, Mexico.