UW-Parkside to Offer New Personal Enrichment Course

Published: September 29, 2022

MataSomers, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with the Professional and Continuing Education office, will offer a new personal enrichment course hosted by Artist in Residence Roberto Torres Mata, beginning on Oct. 20. The course titled, Ink and Paper, will meet regularly on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rita D102.  

Open to all skill levels, Ink and Paper will introduce students to several printmaking techniques, such as monotype printmaking and collagraphy, particularly focusing on the use of textures within a composition. Over the course of six weeks, students will gain confidence in their artistic expression, develop their sense of composition, and learn how to utilize texture as a design element.  

Mata is an artist from Huntington Beach, California, and Rockford, Illinois, and is currently located in Madison, Wisconsin. Mata earned his master’s degree and Masters of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has been published by Capital Times, OnWisconsin, ToneMadison, and Artdaily. Mata is a current recipient of the Education Graduate Research Scholars fellow and a recipient of the Chazen Prize.  

Registration is open through Oct. 18 and will cost $90. Open studio hours are also available for separate registration at an additional cost of $90, allowing students up to 60 hours of studio time outside of class. For more information and to register, visit uwp.edu/personalenrichment

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress.

Media Contacts:

Lisa Marie Barber
Professor and Art/Director, Art and Design Department
(262) 595-2707

Stefanie Stamper
Outreach Program Manager, Professional and Continuing Education
(262) 595-3208

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