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Schools - August 14, 2013

Workshops teach kids printmaking skills

by Sam Borsos

Kids at the Redwood City Library got to test their creativity in August with printmaking workshops led by master printer Kathryn Kain, who teaches printmaking at Stanford, Santa Clara and San Jose universities.

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.


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