Thursday, August 20, 2015

How an Instagram Post turned into a Stamp and Print Making Workshop


When my daughter started joining me in my studio back in April of this year, I suggested that we schedule a couple of artist dates each month. These days didn’t necessarily need to be an outing, but rather a set day or two when we’d put all our orders aside and play with new techniques for art making.

I’ve done a little bit of stamp making before and I wanted to explore this medium even more. We picked a day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of June, and played! I pulled out every possible tool and material we might want to use and we put ourselves in discovery mode.

It was a total blast!!

As usual, I took some photos, posted one on Instagram and kept working. This is when I learned how photos and hashtags can connect people out of the blue when you least expect it. 

Within 30 minutes I was asked if we teach workshops. What? That’s crazy right?!!

I took the conversation off Instagram and continued discussing this question through email. Long story short, Heather and I will be teaching a Stamp and Printmaking Workshop in Carlsbad, California. Both she and I have taught different types of art to various groups and will be using our knowledge from those experiences and what we’ve discovered about simple stamp and printmaking to present a fun 2.5 hour workshop for all in attendance.
stamp and printmaking

stamp and printmaking

stamp and printmaking

stamp and printmaking workshop

stamp and printmaking workshop

stamp and printmaking workshop

I’d love to hear your stories about opportunities that have opened up because of something you posted on a social network platform.

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