lucky people will have the rare chance to create linoleum
prints under the guidance of Windsor printmaker Linda
Fellows, who taught printmaking, painting and art history at
Loomis Chaffee school for many years and whose work has been
exhibited at such venues as the Windsor Historical Society’s
Windsor Artists: Then
and Now exhibition, the Corcoran School of Art, The
Hartford Art School and Skidmore College. This workshop is
limited adults and children aged 10 and up, because the
relief printing process involves using a knife to cut an
image from a linoleum block, from which multiple copies may
be printed using rollers and ink. The cost is $10 for
Windsor Historical Society members, $15 for non-members.
Participants are asked to wear old clothes and bring a roll
of paper towels for clean-up.
printing, developed around 1400, coincided with the
development of paper making. These two inventions
revolutionized the spread of knowledge and of art. Diagrams
for new inventions and machines could now be combined with
printed explanation and shared from expert to expert. Maps
fostered geographic explorations. Medical advances were
encouraged by widely disseminated prints of medicinal
plants. And printed art works served a broader range of
patrons, no longer just the wealthy.
Fellows, who currently teaches English and English as a
second language at Goodwin College has always used art and a
communications tool and means of expression. She loves
printmaking as a medium because it allows her to experiment
with texture, and because there is always an element of
surprise when the finished work is seen for the first time.
Participants need not have had prior experience. They
should come prepared to play, to be spontaneous, and enjoy
the process of creating a print.
program is part of a series of public programs associated
with the Society’s fall/winter exhibition Windsor
Artists: Then and Now, sponsored by an anonymous donor,
Rabbett Insurance Agency, the Town of Windsor through its
Arts and Culture granting program, and Windsor Federal
Savings. The Windsor Artists: Then and Now
exhibition will be open to the public before the program.