Sarah Ann Austin, b.Flint, MI. BFA University of Michigan and MFA University of Alabama. Sarah has taught at various universities and colleges before leaving academia and now working in her home studio in Raleigh alongside her three kids and partner.

Sarah Ann runs her own business, Legacy Prints and Paper and has recently been deemed a non-profit in Raleigh and surrounding areas as a pop up shop and arts education center displaying items all being made by her and her partner.

During the last 20 years she’s worked with Printmaker and Papermaker Steve Miller extensively learning paper science and the beautiful tradition of handpapermaking. Her work has been shown nationally at Ogden Musuem of Art, Detroit Institute for Art, Birmingham Musuem of Art, and Oklahoma Art Musuem along with many more solo and group exhibitions in Photography, papermaking, and book and fiber arts.

What classes/workshops do you teach?

Sarah offers papermaking, printmaking, bookmaking, brush making, broom making, and photography courses with local and national non-profits in addition to teaching at the NC State Crafts Center. Her one of a kind cyanotypes on her handmade paper capture her extensive knowledge and passion for sustainable art making with excess materials.

Google Review: “Sarah is a PHENOMENAL artist and an equally knowledgeable and patient teacher. I highly recommend any of her classes that I have taken (Paper-making, Cyanotype Photogram, and journal making), but I am sure the rest of her classes are just as great. She has a talent for making learning a new skill fun and stress free regardless of the skill level you are at compared to others in the course.”