* This workshop is part of both our Sustainability Series and OCTUBER: a month-long celebration of potatoes at Hatch! *
Featuring instructor Caroline DeBrota
Do you feel that you're bad at drawing? Have you ever felt frustrated that your art doesn't look as "good" as that of others? None of that matters at all at Bad Drawing Club, where we will explore the joy of making easy drawings that are relaxing, freeform, and empoweringly imperfect. Hatch Makerspace volunteer Caroline will lead the club in making easy drawings so uniformly bad that you might just start to rethink how good your bad drawings can be.
Potato Stamps: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew...or stamp 'em on a page! This month's Bad Drawing Club is the first event of OCTUBER: a month-long celebration of potatoes and related plants at Hatch Makerspace! Learn how to carve temporary printing blocks out of these versatile vegetables, then compost them when you're finished. This low-stakes, super-simple form of printmaking allows for the creation of very basic printed designs, so as a class we will bring our tater stamps together to create more complex stamped designs! With extra time, we may also explore multi-layered prints, and bad drawings based around fingerprints and handprints. And remember, your art doesn't need to be good! Sometimes it's best to make a bad drawing (or potato print) or two!
All materials and tools are provided.
This workshop is for adults and older children ages 12+. Children ages 12-17 may attend on their own as long as their parent or legal guardian cosigns Hatch's waiver form in person.
Registration is required.
This event takes place at WFPL’s Hatch Makerspace, located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown, just a few blocks away from the Library. Hatch is an entirely free workspace full of tools and materials that you can use anytime we're open.