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WCSU Virtual Art Workshop features printmaker Karin Mansberg

Process and experimentation in patterns and colors focus of Feb. 26 online session

Potato pring mandala by Karin Mansberg

Potato Print Mandala by Karin Mansberg

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Department of Art. will present printmaker Karin Mansberg as she leads an online creative experience for individuals of all skill levels on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in the debut of the department’s spring semester Virtual Art Workshop Series.

The workshop, “Potato Print: Printed Mandala with Karin Mansberg,” will stream live from 6 to 8 p.m. The focus of the workshop will be on process and experimentation with patterns and colors, creating print marks in circles, semi-circles or more complex forms. The public is invited to register in advance at a fee of $25 by accessing the Eventbrite web page for the workshop at www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-art-workshop-potato-print-printed-mandala-with-karin-mansberg-tickets-141363848075. Registrants will be sent the Zoom invitation link to attend online as well as the workshop materials list.

Mansberg, recipient of a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration from WCSU, has taught classes in printmaking and other artistic disciplines for college students, adults and children, focusing in recent years on block printing. She has participated in two solo and 20 group exhibitions across Connecticut and in North Carolina.

”My artistic style has developed over the decades through personal art practice and academic training,” Mansberg observed in the biographical notes on her website. “The balance between the left and right side of my brain makes me the happiest, and printmaking involves both control and surprise. I enjoy the precision of the design process and also the playfulness of the printmaking process.”

Mansberg has collaborated with small business, entrepreneurial and nonprofit clients on a wide range of creative projects including banners, logo designs, art stamps, book illustrations, murals and artistic direction. She has created surface pattern designs for private clients and has sold custom-designed fabric, gift wrap and wallpaper products at her  “BlockprintedArt” Spoonflower online store.

“I like using the relief-cut medium for designing logos, which means images and lettering are carved out of soft blocks with special carving tools,” she said. “The finished relief print block, called a stamp, can be used for printing on paper and fabric.”

For more information, contact Lori Robeau of the Department of Art at robeaul@wcsu.edu or Sherri Hill of the Office of University Relations at hills@wcsu.edu.

 

 

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