Mar 22 Thu
Educational Program

Day Tripping: Magnolia Editions & Michelle Wilson Projects

March 22, 2018

On Thursday, March 22nd at 9am, a small group of twenty lucky people will set out from SVMA on a private bus to Oakland, where we'll be immersed in the art of the book. First stop is Magnolia Editions. Era and Don Farnsworth, the artists/owners will treat us to a tour of the main studio, where top artists from around the country and around the globe come to access to the state-of-the-art printmaking and papermaking facilties, and artistic and technical expertise that Magnolia Editions has been providing since they opened in 1981.  

After a casual lunch at a local eatery, (TBA soon!) we'll jump back on the bus and head to the nearby studio of artist Michelle Wilson. Wilson is a papermaker, printmaker, book and installation artist. The paper she makes is typically grown from plants she grows herself, or from invasive plants. Wilson's imprint and blog is Rocinante Press, and her extensive teaching experience includes San Francisco State University, Bryn Mawr College, Moore College of Art and Design, San Jose ICA Print Center, San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Magnolia Editions, just to name a few! 

We think it's safe to say that this day will give you a tremendous appreciation for the art and craft of printmaking, papermaking, and artist's books, for one, and you'll also discover incredible techniques you might never imagine! The price includes lunch and transportation. We expect to return to Sonoma around 4pm. Space is limited, register today! 

SVMA Members $90

General Public $115

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