Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Putnam Building at Elm Bank 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 

 Tree Ring Print Making

Hanging Wall Art Workshop

In this workshop, students will explore the history, culture & practice of traditional relief printing. This course explores not only the techniques and applied styles of relief printing, but the botanical significance of working with woody stems. A demonstration of inking and burning materials will begin the course, then students will apply their understanding of materials, techniques, and styles of relief printing to complete their own final piece. Participants will take home a hanging wall art piece & stationery cards which highlight the cross section of a tree.

Instructor: Ian T. Meli , B.A Visual ArtsCredentials: Bachelors in Visual Arts, UMass Boston, 2018Woodworker/Cabinet Maker/Visual ArtistVisual Arts Licensure, Department of Secondary & Elementary Education

Bio: Ian Meli is a lifelong artist, woodworker, sculptor, & designer, creating work professionally since 1989. He earned his Bachelor's in Visual Arts from UMass Boston in 2018. Ian has experience teaching both at the adult education level, as well as the high school vocational level as a carpentry instructor. He has had work displayed at the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston, as well as in several publications. Ian currently resides in Jamaica Plain, and enjoys riding his bicycle, whether it's through the Arnold Arboretum for pleasure or commuting to work alongside the Emerald Necklace.

Workshop Fee $85 Mass Hort Members; $110 general admission