Spectrum: New fall workshops with Sheryl Southwick

By Barbara Seese Special to Dorchester Banner
Posted 9/24/22

CAMBRIDGE - Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome artist Sheryl Southwick for a series of three workshops for the fall instructional session.

The first is a two-part workshop …

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Spectrum: New fall workshops with Sheryl Southwick

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CAMBRIDGE - Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome artist Sheryl Southwick for a series of three workshops for the fall instructional session.

The first is a two-part workshop entitled “Monotypes”, to be held on Thursdays Sept. 22 and 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monotypes involve printing without a press using ink on a Plexiglas plate, like painting backwards on a sheet of plastic then transferring the image to paper. It’s always a wonderful surprise to see what you get! Ms. Southwick will demonstrate and teach the basics of several methods of making monotypes. Beginners welcome.

On Sept. 22 from 5-7:30 p.m., Ms. Southwick will present “Mulberry Paper Collage”, a workshop exploring the effects of tearing, cutting and gluing mulberry paper for collages. The paper itself is enticing in its varied textures and colors.

“Block Printing” is a two-part workshop to be held on Thursdays Oct. 22 and 27, from 5-7:30 p.m. Students will carve a linoleum block and make relief prints. Sheryl will demonstrate and teach the basics of lino block printing which enables you to make many prints from one block. A fun way to make cards for the holidays!

Sheryl Southwick is a teaching artist working with adults and children in several settings on the Mid-Shore. Since she moved to the Shore from her native Louisiana in 1987, she has been part of the arts and teaching artists communities.

Color and texture have been the focus of her work since she began painting. At LSU Ms. Southwick studied with professors who had been students of the great color theorist Josef Albers, namely Harvey Harris and Paul Dufour, who expanded her knowledge, understanding and use of color in her work, leading to a BFA in painting and drawing.

During that time, she also studied with abstract expressionist Milton Resnick at the Blossom Kent Summer Art Program. At the Corcoran School of Art Sheryl studied with the late Leon Berkowitz, a Washington Color School painter.

“My year of living in Paris rekindled my connection to Pierre Bonnard” Ms. Southwick said, “whom I consider my greatest influence. Mary Vernon, Janine Nagy and David Hornung at Mississippi Art Colony and Laurel True at True Mosaic Studio in New Orleans are others from whom I have learned.” Trippe Gallery in Easton, and Jo Fleming Contemporary in Annapolis, represent Ms. Southwick’s work, which can be found in private and commercial spaces.

For more information and registration for these workshops and additional programs and events at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, stop by 321 High St., call 410-228-7782 or visit online at www.dorchesterarts.org. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council. Find us on Facebook.

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