Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 11AM-1PM

(FREE with Registration thru San Rafael’s Riley St. Art Supply,

Using FANTASTIC new MTN water base spray paints Mark will demonstrate a WIDE variety of techniques for using spray paint in your art work. He will also show you digital images of work from all across the USA and abroad and help you see NEW possibilities for your own work with sprays! On display will be some of Mark’s work using spray paint as well…

Longer Bio

Mark comes to this area from Philadelphia where he worked extensively with world renowned Book Artist Hedi Kyle during & after his MFA Book Arts program at the University of the Arts. His work has been exhibited at MarinMOCA, RiskPress Gallery in Sebastopol, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Water Gallery, 23 Sandy Gallery, the University of the Arts and in Ghana, Nigeria, & the Amazon. His collaboration with David Gillespie, Colophon of Conversation, is in 500 Handmade Books. HIs books and art works are in public & private collections. Mark has been a poet for over 40 years, publishing in national journals and teaching both creative writing and visual arts all over the USA and in Nigeria, Ghana and Peru. He is a Michigan native, transplanted to the Philadelphia area for the last 30 years, and now resides in San Rafael. He taught part-time at the University of the Arts and the New Hampshire Institute of the Arts. He presented programs and Workshops at MarinMOCA this year on Hedi Kyle’s innovative Book Arts folded structures and exhibited there in the Altered Book Show in 2013, 2014 and 2015. His book “Letter To Myself” was also in the Bibliophoria III show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts! A special area of expertise for Mark is prepping students for successful application to some of the best Art Schools in the country and HIGH scores on the AP Studio Art Portfolios. HIs former students are car designers (Volvo - 3 concept cars in one year!), toy designers (Burger King), graphic designers, jewelry designers, fashion designers, teachers and art professors! Mark and his wife Connie Grauds also lead trips to the Amazon! Experience art & artists IN the Amazon!