Fall Workshops 2017

Copper Plate Etching
with Rachel Gross

Friday, September 29, 10 – 4pm.
$95 plus $15 materials fee.
Additional plates may be purchased from studio.

In this workshop we will focus on the time-honored tradition of etching on copper plates. You will learn how to prepare a plate, apply a ground, and etch the plate in ferric chloride. This method is great for linear drawing and creative mark making. No experience necessary.

Pronto Plate Lithography with Mary Mead

Saturday, September 30 & Sunday October 1, 10am – 4pm.
$195 plus $15 materials fee.

Pronto Plate Lithography is a technique you will want to have in your arsenal, as it can reproduce a variety of images both hand-drawn and painterly, or photo-based. Pronto Plates operate on the antipathy between oil and water, are fairly simple to master, and relatively
inexpensive. In this printmaking workshop you will learn how to create images using simple materials such as ball point pen, acrylic floor wax, sharpie, crayon and, if desired, laser copies of photo-based imagery. The plates can be cut and/or layered to create multi-colored prints. This is a great class for beginners and professional artists alike interested in learning a new and extremely versatile technique. Participants should expect to create a portfolio of completed prints.

Looking at Prints
with Brian Cohen

Saturday, October 14, 10am – 2pm, at TRPS.
Friday, October 20, 10:30am at Smith College Museum.
Saturday, October 28, 10am – 2pm, at TRPS.
$225 plus $15 materials fee.

Participants in this workshop will examine prints from 1440 to the present. They will discuss and try their hand at techniques of both historical and contemporary prints, learning to analyze their formal and technical qualities, as well as to place them in their historical context. We
will discuss the care for and presentation of works on paper, including the rudiments and joys of collecting prints (without significant investment). We will also look at definitions of the “original print,” and at the work of several printmakers currently working in the Upper Valley.
This workshop includes a field trip to view the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs in Northampton, MA.

A useful book for participants is: “Prints and Printmaking: An Introduction to the History and Techniques” by Antony Griffiths. $38.95, new at: amazon.com

with Sheri Hancock-Tomek

Monday and Tuesday, November 6 – 7, 9am – 12pm.
$195 plus $15 materials fee.

Additional plates may be purchased from studio.
Printmaking with solarplates is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. A solarplate is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. Since Dan Welden's development of the process in the 1970s, printmakers, painters, photographers, and art teachers interested in multiple impressions have found printmaking with solarplate an exciting adventure. All one needs is inspiration, a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water, and the process is ready to begin. Both positives and negatives can be utilized; intaglio and relief printing techniques can be applied.







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