Mark Anthony Nutt
Aug 27-Sept 1, 2017 (Four Teaching Days)
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Have fun exploring new printmaking techniques and concepts that you can apply to your own personal vision. This class is flexible and will be appropriate for the novice beginner with no printmaking experience to the seasoned veteran. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development. Depending upon the desires of students, you will have the opportunity to make intaglio etchings, monotypes, monoprints, collagraphs, and linocut relief prints. The instructor will demonstrate inking techniques such as viscosity printing, wiping and experimental use of stencils. We will cover plate preparation, drypoint, hard ground line etching, soft-ground texture, aquatint, mezzotint, chine colle and mixed media. There will be ample hands-on studio production time along with group discussion. This workshop is designed to strengthen existing technical skills, refine personal imagery and broaden knowledge of traditional and contemporary printmaking.
Mark Anthony Nutt born in Royal Oak, Michigan, received his BFA from the University of Michigan and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Nutt is best known for his colorful intaglio monoprints, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture. His hand-pulled fine prints are experimental in nature, using luminous viscosity printing techniques. Throughout his career, he has vacillated between playful symbolic abstract and representational art while incorporating his personal and professional life experiences, including spiritual matters. Nutt lives and works in Washburn, Wisconsin.
His art work is in the permanent collection of the Costellani Art Museum, Dr. Klaus Schrameyer, former Consul General of Germany, and various private international collections. Nutt has taught art and other subjects at Northland College, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Rochester College, Schoolcraft Community College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and Blue Rock Studio. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Superior.
After establishing a printmaking studio and a gallery and picture frame retail operation in Birmingham, Michigan in 1984, Nutt co-founded Art Exchange International, a non-profit organization dedicated to exchange of art and artists with other countries. He was a research and development specialist for a Berkshire Hathaway Company, Larson-Juhl, where he assisted in the development of the Cranbrook Collection, a distinctive line of picture frame moulding sold worldwide. His work at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Small Business Development Center assisted artists and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Somewhat of a serial entrepreneur, in 2009 he started another printmaking enterprise in the woods, along the shores of The Big Lake, Lake Superior, Blue Rock Workshop, LLC. In 2015, Mark formed a team of creative individuals to offer marketing and business services doing business as Blue Rock Branding.
This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $695
(Tiered pricing not available)
Plus $20 Material Fee - payable to Mark.
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8/28-8/31
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.
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