The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minuteman Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach, is hosting an introductory linoleum block printing class on January 7 and 14, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. Linoleum Relief Printmaking will be taught by local printmaker Tiana O’Kontek. Tiana will help turn your design into a lino print with helpful advice, examples and demonstrations. The class includes a comprehensive information packet so you can print more at home! The fee covers linoleum, inks, printmaking paper, and use of carving and printing tools . At the end of the class, Tiana will demonstrate more advanced techniques including reduction block, chine collé, and hand-painting linoleum prints with gouache paints, which you can explore in future classes. Bring your favorite image/drawing to use in designing an 8″ x 10″ print.
Cost of the two day class is $100 with a $50 non-refundable deposit due on December 28. Call 520-971-6911 or email Tiana at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.