Make your own Valentines Cards this year! The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach, is hosting an introductory linoleum block printing class on February 4 and repeated on February 11, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. Pick either Monday for this fun workshop where you will learn to transfer your design to a 4 x 6 inch linoleum block. Tiana O’Kontek will teach you creative cutting and inking techniques and you will leave with a limited edition of your very own Valentine cards.
Cost of the two day class is $50 with a $25 non-refundable deposit due on January 28. Call 520-971-6911 or email Tiana at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All materials are supplied but bring in a drawing or image that you’s like to use on your card.
Tiana O’Konek is an artist/lawyer/activist/wife/mother/dog owner currently specializing in woodcut and linocut prints. She draws inspiration from the world around her as well as from interaction with chisels and wood. She took courses at the storied printmaking program at the University of Iowa while attending law school. She has an advanced degree in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics and has employed her creative compassion several continents, most recently as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Minnesota State Bar Association. Tiana now devotes all of her time drawing art out of her life experiences and offers works on paper, commissions, and classes.
The Studios of Cocoa Beach is a non-profit gallery featuring the work of 30 local artists and offering a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults, beginners to experienced. The Studio is open Monday and Tuesday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am-8pm and Sunday 11 am-4 pm. For more information on exhibits, Studio artists, or the complete workshop schedule, visit the website: www.studiosofcocoabeach.org or call 321-613-3480.