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Calling On You: Polymer Plate Letterpress (4 classes)

Kala Art Institute - Kala Printmaking Studio

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Kala Printmaking Studio 1060 Heinz Avenue 3rd floor BerkeleyCA  94710
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Kala Printmaking Studio 1060 Heinz Avenue 3rd floor BerkeleyCA  94710

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What's Included

In this course, students will contemplate the use of the calling card/business card and how it is used as a method of self-presentation or a method of memory. How do you want people to see you or remember you? Calling On You will focus on how a small piece of paper can serve as an active reminder or function as a work of art. Through this topical exploration, students will learn the basics of photo polymer plate making, and leave the class with their own personal set of letterpressed calling cards. Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator knowledge is recommended but not required. Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30-9:30pm $25 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class Instructor bio: Originally from Minneapolis, Carissa Potter lives and works in Oakland, California. Her prints and small-scale objects reflect her hopeless romanticism through their investigations into public and private intimacy. Speaking both humorously and poignantly to the human condition, Carissa's work touches chords we all can relate to - exploring situations we've all experienced at some point in our lives and conveying messages we simply long to hear. Carissa Potter is a founding member of Colpa Press and founder of People I've Loved. Since 2010, she has been an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, where she teaches letterpress. She also serves as a mentor in Southern Exposure's One-on-One Mentorship Program. Carissa received her MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. Currently, she is working on her first book with Chronicle Books titled, "I like you, I love you," which is slated for release in 2015. Carissa has work in over 200 small shops along with Urban Outfitters, J. Crew and Paper Source. www.carissapotter.com

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Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in- Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs and education. Kala's high quality printmaking and multimedia studios are located in Berkeley, CA.

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