Seirrha Key was born in Fruita, Colorado, to an amazing mom who fostered her free spirit and allowed her creativity to grow. As a child, Key developed a habit of collecting odd objects she could never seem to outgrow. Through her younger years, Key knew she was going to do something related to the arts, and took every art and music class she could get into. At Colorado Mesa University, she focused on visual arts, and it wasn’t long before she felt the pull of printmaking. While learning and exploring technique at CMU, she discovered a love for the details found in bones and plants when exposed in photosensitive forms of lithography and screen printing. She participated in several clubs as well as fine art related events on campus, and finished her studies at CMU in the spring of 2018.
In Thursday’s demo, Seirrha be demonstrating two types of printing; relief on mounted linoleum and mono-type. She will start with an uncarved block of linoleum that she will pass around with a sharpie for people to take turns drawing on if they would like. At the same time she will work on a mono-type done on an acrylic sheet. Some of her supplies include white construction cover paper from French paper, rives bfk, some Stonehenge in various colors and white Canson. She also uses scraps, small pieces of topographical maps, and black Akua ink. After she makes the different types of mono-prints, she will answer questions.
Lastly, if you have any paper artwork duds, please bring them to the demo. Seirrha will have small jars of dye for people to experiment with because, according to Key, “the best way to learn is hands on.” Hope to see you at the demo.