In this short two-week workshop students will use different printmaking techniques to create greeting cards they can share with their friends and loved ones during the upcoming holiday season. No matter which holidays you celebrate this will be a fun opportunity to create your own personalized greetings using different traditional techniques. Students will carve their own block prints using easy-to-cut blocks, try printing with a traditional printing press, and experiment with some low-prep screen printing.
All levels are welcome. Instruction is provided to meet each student’s individual interests, needs, and strengths.
Yael Levyis a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker, and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She draws, paints, collages, and writes. She often self publishes her work, and sometimes prints and binds it by hand. She loves playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques. Most of Yael’s work is based on her own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual, and bisexual woman. She also enjoys telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures, and just painting images of beautiful nature. She believes the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. Born and raised in Israel, Yael first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later completing a BFA of Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design(2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, she moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA (2017). In recent years she’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center, and JCC of the East Bay and ran workshops for various Zine Fests. Her work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine(2019), Forward Comix(2017 & 2020), The Baylies(2021) and SAW(2021). www.leahyaellevy.com