The Fair Oaks Branch Library offered free workshops on printmaking for children ages 6 to 12, funded by the San Francisco Foundation.
Children learned hands-on printmaking skills: monoprinting, plexiglass plate inking, etching, lithography and silkscreen. Ms. Kain demonstrated such techniques as stencil, transfer and drypoint.
Along with teaching at universities, Ms. Kain is a master printer for Smith-Andersen Editions and gives private printmaking workshops. She has recently been working with ArtSeed, an arts-education nonprofit in San Francisco, and the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View, where she currently has an exhibit.
Children left the workshops with a stack of handmade, colorful art pieces. The Fair Oaks branch library is at 2510 Middlefield Road in North Fair Oaks.