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Caitlin Cass, B. Rathbun, The Man Who Built Buffalo, Struggles Beneath the Weight of his 99 Buildings, Forged Currency and I.O.U.s, 2014, 6 x 12 inches, watercolor, ink, gouache and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Caitlin Cass, B. Rathbun, The Man Who Built Buffalo, Struggles Beneath the Weight of his 99 Buildings, Forged Currency and I.O.U.s, 2014, 6 x 12 inches, watercolor, ink, gouache and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Class / Workshop  |  Beyond Watercolor

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:30–3:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor

Caitlin Cass

 $24 members/$34 not-yet members

This workshop takes an experimental approach to watercolor.  Working with everything from cling wrap to tape to collage we will explore texture and masking techniques.  Equal parts demonstration and collaborative experimentation, this workshop is all about getting out of your comfort zone, playing with materials and discovering new techniques.  Expect to leave with test sheets rather than finished masterpieces. 

Caitlin Cass makes art that elevates the importance of mistakes and uncertainty throughout history. Working across many mediums, she makes comics, paintings and counterfeit museum exhibits that celebrate failure. Not surprisingly, she welcomes experimentation and failure in her own artistic process. Cass holds an MFA in Visual Studies from The University at Buffalo.  She exhibits her work both nationally and internationally with recent shows at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The University of Rochester, The Niagara Falls History Museum, and The Print Center at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China.  She was a 2012 Artist-In-Residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and a 2011 Artist Fellow at The Contemporary Artist Center Woodside in Troy, NY. Her comics have appeared in The Chicago Reader, Artvoice, The Public and on Toronto's subway monitors (presented by Art For Commuters).  When she's not making art she teaches art at Buffalo Seminary. 

To register for this workshop call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.

Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.