Contemporary printmaking often includes collage, painting and drawing elements as part of the image-making process. In this class instruction will be provided in 3 printmaking techniques: Monotype, a combination of painting and printmaking; Collagraph, using collage elements to create a printing plate, and Chine Colle, a method of using the press to apply collage materials to a print. Students will also have an opportunity to use their painting and drawing materials to add to their printed images.
This 3-day workshop will provide the opportunity to learn and explore the exciting way of creating an image in full color in the etching technique, preparing up to 100 colors with the use of only 3 plates and 3 primary colors. You will learn to use the “additive” method that gives each color a sharp edge, distinguishing one color from the other. You will also learn the “subtractive” method where each color fuses, combines, and transforms into another through gradual transitions. Both methods require previous knowledge of and experience with aquatint etching.
Students will create two 18x24 inch multi layered prints using two different techniques. The first will be a reduction project where the same block will be used for all of the color layers. The second project will be a multi block print where each color layer will be carved on a separate block and printed over each other.
Learn the fundamentals of a variety of printmaking techniques, including monotype, collograph and drypoint. Students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of each of these three processes and the skills needed to pursue printmaking independently or in future classes. Students will also learn about printmaking papers, inks, and print presentation as well as studio safety. All materials included; students may choose to bring specialty papers.
Learn the basics of Screen Printing to make your own art, posters,
t-shirts, and more. In this course you will be taught hand-drawn stencil printing, and learn to compose images, register and create multi-layered prints. In addition to printing on paper, students will be encouraged to print on alternative surfaces. Drawing experience is not required.
Previous drawing experience recommended. Learn both traditional and contemporary etching techniques in this introductory class for all levels. Learn to apply intaglio techniques to images you can hand-color, collage and reproduce. Tuition includes inks, acids and one 8x10 inch zinc plate; additional plates and paper may be purchased in class.