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Four artists will give demonstrations on various media and processes in a 4 in 4 Workshop April 19 [SATURDAY] in East Central University's Art Department.

Featured artists Gail Ayers, Mark Etier, Wayneath Weddle and Aaron Hauck will give participants an opportunity to share knowledge and gain exposure to unusual techniques or methods.

The doors will open at 9 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts, with workshops beginning at 10 a.m. A $12 supply fee will be charged at the door, and class size is limited to 22 in each workshop.  Artists may participate in more than one workshop. 

For 10 years Gail Ayers has taught a range of techniques (drypoint and ImagOn intaglio, collagraph, polyester plate lithography, relief block and monotype) in one- to five-day workshops with a focus on materials and processes that artists can safely use in studios and classrooms not equipped with elaborate ventilation systems or printing presses.

She taught at American Artist Art Methods and Materials Shows in Pasadena, Calif., from 1997 through 2005. She also has taught workshops for private studios and organizations across the country such as the Women Printmakers of Austin, the South Carolina Watercolor Society, Midland College, New Hope for Art in Pennsylvania, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology, The College of Santa Fe and the Riverside Museum of Art.

Mark Etier and Wayneath Weddle will demonstrate fast-fire and wood-firing techniques with potential applications for the potter who wants more complex firing effects without the high cost of a gas kiln. Stoking and staking techniques as well as surface effects will be featured in this one-day workshop, a variation of similar workshops the two artists have presented through out the region.

Aaron Hauck will conduct a metal assemblage and fabrication workshop. Participants will be able to construct a small sculpture using a plasma cutter, the brake, roller-mill, MIG welder, arc welder and Oxy-Acetylene torch. Hauck joined the ECU faculty in August after completing a master of fine arts degree in sculpture at the University of Montana. His interests are in digital imaging and wood and metal fabricated sculpture.

For more information or to pre register, contact Brad Jessop at 580-559-5353

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