Calendar 2017 - 2018
Printmaking: Intaglio, Monoprint and New Experiences
Mondays & Tuesdays
9:30am - 12:30pm
This workshop will serve as a guided exploration of combining and creating relief, intaglio, and mono printing and experimenting with a variety of image making in prints. We will carve, incise, transfer images, and learn the secrets of ink on paper. Students will be encouraged to develop individual projects layering plates and creating textural images built from a variety of materials. In the spirit of green printing, the workshop features environmentally-friendly water miscible inks. Printmaking experience in monotype, relief, or lithography is desirable but not mandatory.
Projects in Printmaking
Mondays - Tuesdays
1pm - 4pm
Find freedom of expression through printmaking. Develop individual projects in mediums including etching copper and zinc, color viscosity roller technique, and monotype. Unite technique and imagination in a dynamic expression of your unique vision. The instructor will be present on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking
4:30pm - 7:30pm
This hands-on class will introduce basic techniques and tools, encouraging students to develop individual projects featuring silk aquatint, collagraph, carborundum and embossment. We will handle and discuss fine art, Western, and Asian papers including the technique of chine collé. In the spirit of green printing, the workshop features environmentally-friendly water miscible inks. The instructor will be present on both days. Find your technique and get inspired!
Techniques of Printmaking
4 pm - 7 pm
Discover the creative potential of printmaking, starting with monotypes and dry-point and moving to more complicated techniques of etching, aquatint, and color viscosity roller techniques. You’ll learn to combine technical skill and expression into works of art. This course is ideal whether you’re a beginner who wants to understand the process of making a print, or someone who wants to improve technique.
11pm - 3pm
Create images rather than capture them. The cyanotype photographic process has many expressive possibilities for the adventurous image-maker. Dating from 1842, this historic Prussian blue process offers a compelling alternative to modern digital prints. Topics will include the history of photography, photograms, creating negatives, paper, and substrate selection, exposing and developing prints, bleaching, toning and lumen prints. Most materials provided and all levels are welcome.
Printmaking: Experiences and Self Expression
7pm - 10pm
Enhance your sense of wonder through printmaking. Create projects in mixed media and printmaking in a supportive environment of self- expression to produce one of a kind prints. Use inventive problem solving to cultivate a stunning outcome and celebrate your individual artistic qualities. Learn to create exhibits and develop your confidence in the experience of art-making. All levels welcome.
Collage and Assemblage
4pm - 7pm
Participants are welcome at any level of experience to attend this supportive class of collage and assemblage. Inventive techniques and the development of one's unique vision in a supportive environment. Students are encouraged to bring their own collections of imagery found objects, mementos, and more while some unusual materials will be provided for enhancement and execution. Bringing hard surfaces of wood stretched canvas and cardboard is suggested to which work can be attached along with scissors, glue, tools and pigments desired and necessary for connecting and enhancement. Individual guidance will be offered to help cultivate personal creative processes and perception. Working with personal collections can help make the process of artmaking more expansive and the artwork more meaningful and genuine.
10am - 4pm
Create your image on a plate larger than full- size paper (22”x30”) that extends far beyond your imagination. Develop individual projects in mediums including monotype, drypoint, linocut, collagraph, carborundum, and chine colle. Just bring your passion and explore new idea. All levels are welcome. Eight students maximum.
Monotype: The Painterly Print
1pm - 4pm
Learn about the art of Monotype in this weekend class. Monotype is a bridge between painting and printmaking. Artists as diverse as Degas to Jasper Johns used this painterly printmaking technique. The nature of the process allows students to work in a spontaneous manner doing gestural images and textured surfaces. Learn to experiment with blending techniques, additive and reductive methods, collage and creating textures with Gelli plates. Students will also have the option of assembling their monotypes into a gallery ready accordion book. The Instructor is present for each class. Open to all levels.
Alternative Photographic Processes (SPRING 2019)
Thursdays 10am - 2pm
Create images rather than capture them. Expressive possibilities in historic photographic processes offer a compelling alternative to modern digital prints. Fine art papers, hand applied archival emulsions, and the mercurial effects of chemistry and changing light provide surprises and opportunities for the adventurous image maker. Topics will include cyanotypes, Van Dyke brown, bleaching, toning, paper selection, photograms, and the history of photography. Most materials will be provided. Open to all levels.