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As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
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Introducing… Micah Zavacky and Trace Monotypes
Saturday May 7th, 10 AM – 12 PM
Join the DSA for an in-person printmaking workshop with Micah Zavacky. Micah will be going over how to do trace monotypes; a low tech process that can be done without a printing press, and can produce quick and expressive lines. All the supplies will be provided for participants!
Meet your Instructor:
Although he grew up in a city, Micah’s fondest childhood memories are of countryside road trips with his grandparents. During these back-road adventures, he developed a love for the natural world, wondering about the rolling hills, forests, and nowheres that seemed so foreign compared to day-to-day life.
En plein air landscapes and still life represent the breadth of his artistic pursuits over the last ten years. The landscape has motivated Micah to live a life more connected and concerned with the earth. A passionate gardener and animal lover, Micah hopes to have a farm one day where he can draw his plants and animals all day, every day. Tending and caring for the land and its critters is a passion born out of art-making.
Micah Zavacky completed his BFA in Studio Art-Printmaking at Wright State University in 2014. He received a MFA in Printmaking from Illinois State University in 2017. Along with exhibiting nationally and internationally, Micah has curated several professional portfolio exchanges, exhibitions, and collaborative books. You may view some of these projects on his website, micahzavacky.com. Also, he worked at Normal Editions Workshop (NEW) as a printing assistant from 2014-2017, finishing his time at NEW as lead printer on an Illinois State University faculty print project. Since 2014, he has remained an active member of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, and has been the Secretary since 2019. Micah has taught throughout the Dayton area, most notably at the University of Dayton from 2018-2021 as an adjunct instructor of printmaking, drawing, and color theory. Currently, Micah is an Upper School art teacher at the Miami Valley School in Dayton, OH.
Registrants will come in person to the DSA (48 High Street, Dayton) on Saturday, May 7th 10 AM where all supplies will be provided.
OAC, MCACD and Culture Works
This project was supported in part by a Special Projects Grant funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District and administered by Culture Works and the Ohio Arts Council.