Turn your unwanted prints into beautiful paper ornaments! This class will teach students how to create three different types of paper ornaments, ranging from easy to hard. Students should bring various types of prints on different papers. For folded ornaments, a thicker etching paper works best. Students may also bring colored cardstocks, beads, and ribbon. The instructor will also provide some materials. Leave this workshop with ornaments you can decorate with or give as keepsake gifts.
Limited to 8 students
Includes 4 hours of open workshop hours
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (must already have prints to bring to class)
Erica Criss is an artist and arts administrator fueled by passion and a devotion to the arts. Her career started in Ohio when she received a teaching fellowship from Kent State University. During grad school she taught several classes in fine art printmaking while managing the studio and learning everything she could about administering arts-educational programming.
Erica's work at Kent State springborded her into the world of non-profits. Alongside friends and colleagues, she worked to secure a grant to open a fine art printmaking studio in Akron, OH. In 2012 the grant was awarded and Rubber City Prints rented its first home in the downtown area. Shortly after she moved to New York, but remained an active member of the board.
Since moving to New York Erica has worked at a few non-profit art organizations across functions like programming, development, marketing, fundraising, and so much more. For the past four years she has been the Director of Operations at MGC.