Go With the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype
Instructor: Jane Goldman
Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of seeing your painting on plexi transform through the alchemy of working with a press? Explore these aspects of this medium and more as you print with watercolor on Plexiglas for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, June 30, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250/ NM: $300
INK INTERACTION: VISCOSITY LAYERING WITH AKUA INKS WITH CATHERINE KERNAN
Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering With Akua Inks
Instructor: Catherine Kernan
Just as peanut butter will not stick to jelly, a loose ink will reject a stiff ink. This is true of traditional oil inks as well as newer, soy oil-based Akua Intaglio inks.
Modifying and controlling the viscosities of inks yields results that cannot be achieved any other way. Taking advantage of the ink interactions allows the development of multi-color prints from a single plate, and naturally leads to sequences of related images. Layers of ink rolls can be stacked on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminating the need for multiple runs. With resists as stencils, contrasting colors can be dropped in next to each other. Parts of an image can be protected from an over roll, and viscosities can give new dimension to relief blocks, stamps, texture tools, and cutout stencils.
Understanding the interaction of inks is fundamental. This two day intensive workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and to use inks to their full potential. We will work fairly small and run through sequences of rolls, over-rolls, off-sets, and lift-offs.
Monay, July 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $375 / NM: $400
DRYPOINT AND COLOR WITH JOYCE SILVERSTONE
Drypoint and Color
Instructor: Joyce Silverstone
In this workshop we will create repeatable drypoint plates that can be layered together with color monotype plates. To warm-up on the first day we will begin with guided mark making experiences which will serve as the basis for making drypoint lines into plastic plates. These plates will be inked in an intaglio manner and printed on dampened rag papers. With the introduction of a colorful monotype plate, experimental moments of composing variations between these two techniques will be explored. Playful juxtapositions of line and color guide this inquiry.
All levels of printmaking experience are welcome. Get to know the fundamentals of ink, paper and press use, along with the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua water-based inks, and innovative monotype methods.
Friday, July 19, 10:00am–4:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450
PHOTOPOLYMER ETCHING WITH NANCY DIESSNER
Instructor: Nancy Diessner
In this workshop, participants will learn how to work with Toyobo photopolymer plates to create powerful and expressive prints. What distinguishes these plates from other types of photopolymer plates is their broad and sensitive tonal range, which means you’ll be creating intaglio prints with rich blacks as well as subtle, delicate tones. While these plates are sometimes associated with straight photographic imagery, they also work beautifully with direct, hand-drawn or painted imagery. We’ll be exploring the potential of these plates using photographic and/or hand-drawn imagery. We’ll explore the unique qualities of this process and how to best translate your imagery into strong photopolymer plates and prints.
All levels of experience are welcome in this workshop; the pace of the workshop is set up for everyone’s success.
There will be an additional materials fee paid directly to the instructor.
Saturday, August 3, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 12:00pm–4:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300
REDUCTION LINOCUT PRINTMAKING WITH SUSAN STRANC
Reduction Linocut Printmaking
Instructor: Susan Stranc
In this workshop, participants will learn to print a small edition of a multicolor image from a single piece of linoleum. This method of working is known as the “reductive” method. The color print is developed through successive cutting and printing of the linoleum block.
Workshop focus will be on image design and color planning, as well as linoleum cutting techniques and methods of registration. Printmakers of all levels are welcome.
Tuesday, August 6, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday, August 7, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday, August 8, 10:00am–4:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400