Monday, March 01, 2021 Estefany Mendoza Salazar

The Arlington Public Library'sArt is for Everyone’ series continues into 2021 with featured artist, Laura R. Post. In March, Post will be teaching the community all about printmaking with virtual and in-person classes. Classes will be held at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Social distancing will be enforced, and masks encouraged. Virtual classes will be held via Zoom or available through our social media platforms. 

Post teaches printmaking at the University of Texas Arlington. Before joining UTA, she was a Lecturer in Foundations at Indiana University, Bloomington. There she had a grant project to use invasive plants to make paper. Post uses her training in Chinese language and East Asian studies to incorporate traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Western printmaking and papermaking techniques in her work, along with edge processes, such as CNC routing. Her work has also been featured in numerous national and international group exhibitions including Shanghai International Paper Art

Make sure to check out Post’s work in the CREATE room located on the second floor of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. 

Art classes will be free and all materials will be provided. These classes are intended for ages 14 and up. Registration is required. Classes are first-come, first served. Due to social distancing, we are restricted to limited capacity at this time. One seat per participant, no extra guests in the class. 

Every month a different local artist will exhibit their work and offer free classes to the public. Don’t miss the array of disciplines and techniques on display. This class is part of the 'Art is for Everyone' series, a project supported in part by the Texas State Library And Archives Commission: TSLAC. 

Class Schedule

Papermaking and Pulp Paintings

Saturday, March 12, noon – 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever looked at paper and wondered how it was made? Now you can make sheets of paper as it has been done for centuries. In this workshop, participants will form sheets of paper from various pups.  

Patterns Patterns Everywhere Rubber Stamp Relief

Monday, March 15, noon – 2:00 p.m.

Now is the chance to learn to print your own wallpaper design! In this class, students will learn about repeat patterns and how to create a relief print.

Instant Book Making

Saturday, March 20, noon – 2:00 p.m.

In this workshop, students will learn to make several types of books. Starting with instant books and moving on to an In Japanese stab-binding notebook, students will learn how to fold, cut, and sew paper to form a book!

Virtual: Instant Book Making

Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Learn to make books that require no sewing or glue. During this virtual course, students will learn to make books such as the Accordion, Twisted Accordion, Snake Book, and Blizzard Book.  

This event will be virtually taught through Zoom, register to receive the link for the class.