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Painting the Light: Silk Aquatint Workshop with Sue Oehme

March 23 @ 12:30 pm - March 24 @ 6:30 pm

$225.00 – $240.00

Saturday March 23 & Sunday March 24. $225 Members, $240 Non-Members.

With Silk Aquatint, you can create an image on a plate which has a full range of tones from black to light. Participants will learn how to make the base plate, using polyester silk and acrylics, then continue with building up their images, working from DARK to LIGHT. On the second day, we will do various inkings of each plate, including multiple colors on one plate.

Master Printer Susan Hover Oehme received her BFA in printmaking and painting from the University of Michigan, School of Art in Ann Arbor, and continued her print study at NYU with Krishna Reddy. She has been a life-long artist and won several grants early in her career, which enabled her to purchase her first press. Four presses later, and many years in between, she now owns and is the Master Printer of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs.  Before launching OG in 2010, she was the Director/ Master Printer at Riverhouse Editions from 1996 to 2009.  Prior to her move to Colorado, she lived and worked in New York City and printed at Tyler Graphics with such artists as Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, and also free-lanced in many smaller print studios based in the city.

Ms. Oehme has taught numerous print workshops at institutions across the country including University of Denver, Boston University, Scripps College, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Brandeis University, and Northwestern University.  She has lectured at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on the legacy of Tyler Graphics, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Steamboat Art Museum. She is past-president of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, now known as Steamboat Creates, and sat on the Board of Directors for 5 years.

Her own work is currently represented at SPACE Gallery in Denver and at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York City. A site-specific installation at the Arvada Center won a curator’s award in 2020, and her works are in numerous private and corporate collections across the country.


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March 23 @ 12:30 pm
March 24 @ 6:30 pm
$225.00 – $240.00
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18+ only