Relief Carving: Daniel Minter

June 30-July 5

Traditional carving tools and some power tools will be used to create images on various shapes and types of woods that will be collaged to form a narrative statement or conceptual idea. The relief carvings may be painted, stained, oiled or kept natural. This practice comes from a folk tradition where reused, found, and repurposed materials is encouraged, so the types of materials that can be included is wide open. The workshop may involve some relief printmaking collage as a conceptual tool.All levels welcome.

Daniel Minter has illustrated nine children’s books, including Ellen’s Broom, by Kelly Starling Lyons, Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Storyby Angela Shelf Medearis, and The Riches of Oseola McCartyby Evelyn Coleman. His paintings and sculptures, which are steeped in the context of African-American and African-Diaspora culture, have been exhibited internationally at galleries, museums and exhibitions including the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Bates College, Hammonds House Museum, the Meridian International Center and the Portland Museum of Art 2018 Biennial. www.danielminter.net