Introduction to Non-Toxic Gravure
Create editions of handmade photo prints or drawings
This versatile technique is perfect for photographers interested in expanding their options for photographic expression and for illustrators who would like to make multiple handmade editions of their drawings. Using Akua Kolor intaglio inks and wonderfully easy to use photosensitive (photopolymer) plates, students will learn to create rich and detailed images from their photographs or drawings. Gravure was introduced in the 1800's as a way to produce photographic prints and has been revived with the availability of non-toxic supplies.
Class dates: TBA
Class time: 10 AM – 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $240 + tax, includes two small plates, and all printing materials. Additional plates are available.
Instructor: Diane Alire, MFA
Intensive Printmaking Immersion with Ron Pokrasso
*This class is full* Please email us if you'd like to be placed on the waitlist in the event of a cancellation.
Week-long summer workshop
July 30 through August 3
Ron Pokrasso’s approach to monotype in combination with chine collé/collage and photopolymer platemaking will open your eyes and working process to a whole new range of possibilities.
Using Akua non-toxic products Pokrasso will demonstrate numerous methods to working with inks and tools. A section on photopolymer plate making includes the preparation of your transparencies and concepts in how to best integrate repeatable imagery into unique compositions. He will guide you through registration methods to be able to use multiple plates with perfection. Using dry paper you will enjoy the immediacy of reworking the surface and the ease in coming back days later to works in progress.
You will learn how to think in layers, where many options become available in one or more impressions. While you have a monotype plate in the works you may decide to incorporate a background plate and perhaps a chine collé element or a photopolymer plate. With so many surfaces, your options will become endless and the mixing and matching of imagery will have the potential to move you into exciting new directions.
This workshop is kind of an overview of many of the different short classes presented at Remarque but with Pokrasso’s unique approaches interspersed with art making philosophies and combined into one intensive, enriching, eco-friendly week long art immersion.
This workshop is suitable to all levels of experience.
Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 175 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and is represented by several galleries nationwide as well as being featured in numerous books.
For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public schools and private workshops, as well as Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. Currently Ron Pokrasso operates the Galisteo Street Studio in Santa Fe, NM offering workshops and assisted sessions for artists in addition to creating and exhibiting his artworks.
Learn more about Ron Pokrasso by visiting his website, www.ronpokrasso.com.
Class dates: Monday through Friday, July 30 through August 3
Class time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Class fee: $725 + tax
Instructor: Ron Pokrasso
Multiple Plate Gravure – Two Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018
This workshop provides an exciting opportunity to create beautiful limited edition prints using positive and negative plates, and multiple color plates. Utilizing Photoshop and printmaking you can turn an ordinary color photograph into an “out of this world” image. Gravure was introduced in the 1800’s as a way to reproduce photographic prints and is still used today. Prior knowledge of etching, photography and/or Photoshop is very helpful but not necessary.
This class is open to all, but it is recommended that students take the “Introduction to Gravure” class first.
Class dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018
Class time: 10 AM - 5 PM, includes lunch break
Class fee: $ 240 + tax, includes two small plates, and all printing materials. Additional plates are available for purchase.
Instructor: Diane Alire, MFA