Kate would say "Pick out two small-patterned 6 x 6 wood blocks and one large-pattern....use low contrast color combinations and fill up a whole 22 x 30 sheet," and we would. Never really knowing how all of it was going to come together in the end. It was like one big huge trust-fall exercise.
The next day she'd say, "Pick out some of the photocopies you brought along and make paper plate lithographic prints with them." I got this:
My area of the studio wall looked like this by the end of day Wednesday. I still had no earthly idea how I would pull it all together into one cohesive piece.
But it did come together. More than once. Here are a couple of samples of the end results.
Watercolored dry point etching mounted on litho print (4 x 5)
Watercolored dry point etching, litho printed image in cut out mounted on woodblock printed paper (4 x 4)
Dry point etching printed on vintage apple cider label mounted on wood block printed papers (6 x 6)
Dry point etching printed on cookbook page, litho of bird painting, mounted on wood block printed papers (6 x 6)
Dry point etching printed on vintage postcard, litho printed hat mounted on wood block printed papers embellished with holey paper (6 x 6)
And to think I took this class because I thought there would be one of those fun house mirrors in the studio that would make me look impossibly tall and thin......this was way better.