Printmaking for Non-Printmakers: An Introduction!
Introduction to Printmaking– Thursday Evening Workshop
Curious about printmaking, but currently work in a different artistic medium? Want an intelligent, hands-on and exciting introduction to the world of printmaking and how it can enhance your existing artistic practice? This insightful and practical workshop is for you! No previous printmaking experience necessary.
“Printmaking” as a field really encompasses a group of amazing, centuries-old techniques that allow artists to create either editioned multiples, or unique, individual works on paper. Techniques can even be combined (or used with your own, non-printmaking practice), and the results are rich, layered and impressive. It’s satisfying, and we daresay a little magical when we peel a print off our handmade printing plate, after it passes through the press.
In this workshop we’ll cover essential and fundamental information on printmaking as technique, approach and idea. Along with a light, interesting history and introduction to methods that are considered “printmaking,” we’ll also cover equipment, inks, processes and hands-on plate making and printing. Students will learn to compose, carve and create a linoleum block relief print, and then to use multiple linoleum blocks to create remixed “stamped” imagery in a freeform fashion. Proper use of the press, ink handling, plate planning, and learning to work in a collaborative printmaking space are part of the fun!
Class dates: TBA
Class time: 6:00 -8:30 PM
Class fee: $200 + tax, all paper, ink and materials will be supplied
Instructor: Ren Adams, MFA