All Things Important Monthly Newsletter - August 2022
August 10, 2022

Our member meetings resume this month with an ECOPRINT
demonstration by our own Carolyn Maul.

Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Rd
Hollis, NH

Carolyn will be doing a hands on demonstration of how she creates the one of a kind unique pieces she sells down in Boston each week at the SOWA Open Market.

The process typically takes 2 days (at the least) so Carolyn will be bringing in examples of every step along the way and at the end you can be part of the Big of the most thrilling parts of making ecoprints is unwrapping the papers that are filled with plant material and have been boiling for an hour. You never know what you'll find!

She will be providing handouts to take notes and sharing ecoprinted paper with all attendees.

Now is the best time to try this fun creative process while summer is providing us with hundreds of different plants to use!

Golden Ferns ecoprint
Carolyn Maul 2021
But wait, what IS an Ecoprint?
Ecoprinting is a technique where plants, leaves and flowers leave their shapes, color, and marks on fabric or paper. 

Plant material is bundled inside of papers and then steamed or boiled for an hour or more to release the dyes and tannins found naturally inside the plant, creating a contact print in the shape of the leaf or flower used. I sometimes roll these papers around rusty cans which causes the iron and copper to oxidize the organic material and produce darker colors. 

This is why every piece I make is  
Just like you, every single plant and leaf is different and the combinations I use are different every time. 

~ Carolyn Maul ~

Pastel Painting with Grace McGinnis

Pastel Workshop

September 24, 2022
The Lawrence Barn- 28 Depot Rd, Hollis

What is pastel artwork?
What types are there? Why is one better than another?

In this workshop you will learn about strokes, blending, basic layout, surfaces, fixative, framing, storing unframed, and transporting your work.

The finished project will be a landscape replicated from the photos you bring.
Taught by Grace McGinnis and Laureen Luszcz
$80-Members.     $100 Non-Members
Please mail in a completed Registration Form with a Check made payable to Hollis Arts Society NH.
Please mail check to Hollis Arts Society, Attn: Grace McGinnis Box 102, Hollis NH 03049

To pay by credit card contact Wendy Walter. 603-400-5171

Click here for the HAS Pastel Workshop Supply List

About Grace McGinnis: 
Grace grew up in the Mount Hope Bay region of southern MA, on a dairy farm. During high school, she was fortunate to be selected to attend a Saturday semester-long program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Grace received a B.S. from Drexel University in clothing design and pattern. She was employed in the industry until the birth of three children and then
volunteering kept her busy.
Later Grace was employed in social services until retirement. Aboutthe year 2000, art called again. She studied with various local artists and has shown her work in NH. MA. and R.I.
She taught at the Rise Program at Rivier University and teaches private lessons to individuals with cognitive disorders.

About Laureen Luszcz: 
Since her first introduction to the pastel medium, Laureen has enthusiastically pursued her passion for creating colorful and peaceful landscapes. Although her favorite subjects are coastal and natural scenes, she has expanded her interests to include still life, buildings, abstracts, drawing from life and portraits.
She is taking a new look at her art and experimenting with blending many different mediums to create new exciting art. She starts with something familiar and then adds shadow, light, colors, etc. expressing her visions in her art.
Laureen has exhibited her artwork at the MCC Student Art and Design Juried Show, at the Lowell Telecommunications Corp.- (LTC); The Wakefield Fine Art Show, 100th Anniversary- Wakefield Civic Center, Wakefield Cooperative Bank, sponsored by the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce; First Congregational Church, sponsored by the Reading Art Association, the Nashua and Nevins Memorial Libraries, and the Hollis Art Society.
Laureen has been awarded special recognition in several juried art show in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Are you ready to be a part of HAS?
Hollis Arts Society Mission
Support a creative arts and performance environment for emerging and producing Artists that focuses upon professional development, access to economic opportunities and social interaction among other artists and art patrons resulting in the cultural betterment of the larger Hollis, Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts community. 
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