Introduction to Printmaking Series - Spring 2020
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This series of classes offers an overview of printmaking in its various forms. It offers to beginning printmakers and any curious artist a sampling of some of the most common printmaking techniques. Instructors will offer a succinct and complete introduction to each process in a totally hands-on workshop. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Date: January 25, 10am - 4pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Dan Noyes
- Japanese Mokuhanga printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking combining relief, stencils and wood grain. Images are transferred from the carved block to both sides of uniquely textured Asian washi paper using a hand-held tool called a baren. This class will be given by master printmaker Dan Noyes. It is a comprehensive introduction to Japanese Mokuhanga printing. This type of printing involves relief printing, stencil printing, and wood grain printing.
Improvisational Printmaking: Color, Shape, and Layers
Date: February 8, 10am - 4pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Jessica Krichels
- This course explores experimental printmaking with an emphasis on shaped stencil plates, layering of imagery and color printing techniques. Students will immerse in this mix to create a unique series of layered and lyrical prints that defy a beginning or end point. This class encourages open-ended exploration and improvisation with various printmaking media. Students will explore monoprint, drypoint on plastic or alternative plates, collagraph, stencil and trace monotype.
Gel Plate Printing
Date: March 21, 10am - 4pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Terry Garrett
- This fast-paced introductory class will teach you some of the myriad possibilities of the gel plate. Students will learn about stencils and masks, ways to apply paint to the plates, ghost prints, found object printing, faux Chine Collé, adding layers, and uses for these gel prints.
The Magic of Chine Collé
Date: April 25, 10am - 4pm (with a lunch break)
Instructor: Pam Wesolek
- Chine collé is the process of concurrently printing and mounting a thinner sheet of printing paper onto a thicker backing sheet, to achieve a more desirable printing surface, a shift in tone or printing surface, or for mounting purposes. In this introductory workshop, artists will gain insight into the chine collé process by working with delicate Asian papers through demonstrations and individual work with the instructor. How to work with these papers, and tricks of the trade will be taught, as well as how to use the wheat paste adhesive, various application methods (the direct method and the pre-pasted method), basic collage techniques, proper dampening and misting techniques, plate and press preparation. You can expect to gain skill in this technique so that you can apply it to your own work.