Artist demo and membership meeting with Amelia Hankin


Please note: Amelia Hankin’s demo will start promptly at 10 o’clock.

The Vienna Arts Society welcomes the public to free-of-charge virtual artist demonstrations the second Thursday of each month.

Our featured artist in November was Amelia Hankin, Artist-in-Residence in Screenprinting at American University. Professor Hankin, who received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. In 2005, she received an artist’s travel grant to study Eastern woodblock printmaking techniques at Kyoto Seika University in Japan.

As Amelia explains, “I was primarily focused on etchings in the beginning, but I moved on to explore other print media. Before I started screenprinting, I dabbled in woodblock printing. When I studied in Japan, I learned Eastern woodblock printing techniques. I loved the aesthetic look and the subtle dimension created by an overlay of colors in these woodprints.”

In all her work, Amelia uses familiar objects like folded paper that predicts the future, feathers that catch our dreams and repeated butterfly wings that represent change. To learn more about her screenprinting, visit Amelia Hankin.