Printmaking Workshops
                      and  
       Art Therapy Projects

Printmaking Workshops

399 Little River Road

Westfield, MA

All supplies provided for in studio  workshops

by appointment message to:

 lrprintmaking@gmail.com

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Gelli Printing Workshop

Learn to use gelli pates with acrylic paint, stencils, drawing, and textures to print .You will use my gelli pates to create images to take .

$25 paper and paint included not gelli plate

reserve a space now lrprintmaking@gmal.com

Montype/Monoprints Workshop

Print with monotype plates.

Paint and layer with oil inks on print making paper

$ 40 for 2 hours

Mobile Art Therapy Projects

Accepting on location projects for 6 participants only

supplies included  2 hours

$150 for acrylic painting projects

$120 for watercolor painting projects

 $90 Paper projects collage, drawing, art journals

Teaching Experience:
Donna Carmel has taught art in afterschool programs and to seniors with dementia for many years. Experienced in intaglio printmaking, engraving, jewelry and printing in photo labs in Boston and NYC. Currently employed as a rec assistant conducting art groups . This varied printing background brings years of educational and practical experience to these workshops.

Art Therapy Experience :

 

I enjoy teaching and have many years of varied work experience with different levels of experience.

 

My years of experience with art therapy includes:

Watercolor painting for five years at an Adult Day Health Center, the focus was on calming anxiety and instilling better communications as a group while producing watercolors images using easy prompts.

 

Employed for 2 years as a Therapeutic Recreation Assistant in a mental health hospital using a focus on Art therapy. The varied mental health backgrounds required much behavior management as well as knowing the specific projects that would to appeal to this population. Many painting, drawing and collage projects were created as well as group projects to maintain social skills.

A show of works were submitted to a non -profit art show NAMI of Western Mass The inclusion of their art into the community fosters a positive attitude and support with these artists.  They are recognized by their peers and people of their community.

 

Watercolor series was taught at a half way house as a grant funded art therapy project.

Here the residents were encouraged to use color and abstract techniques. A group project was completed and hung at the house.

 

Currently doing art therapeutic projects for an assisted living center. Here various projects are created to coincide with themes of the month. Leaf prints to coincide with a poem about fall. Printing has therapeutic effects such as using color and calming pressing rubbing a leaf onto paper while observing all the detail of the leaf too. Apple pie is a treat to be served so a collage of an apple pie is created while discussing memories of apples or apple pie.

 

I have experience teaching in after schools as well therapeutic approach to children was not applied but works the same for some of the projects

 

Workshops in my home studio:

Introduction to Monotypes and gelli plate printmaking all by appointment.

Westfield Cultural Council Grant Funded Green Printmaking 2020 and 2021 to community members of Westfield, Ma

References available upon request

 © 2020  by Donna Carmel.