Winter Workshops 2017/2018

Monoprints with Susan Smereka
Saturday and Sunday, December 9 – 10, 10am – 4pm
$195 plus $20 materials fee

In this monoprint workshop participants will use three plates to create one print. Combining chine collé, collagraph or drypoint techniques Susan will show you how to orchestrate ways to print to get the best results. Artists will create their own template to register plates and be shown ways to experiment with the inks. You are encouraged to bring your imagery, ideas, and concepts that you are currently working on with an interest in how to develop and shift them through the media.

Large Scale Solarplates with Dan Welden
Saturday and Sunday, January, 20 and 21, 10am – 4pm & Monday, January 22, 9am – 12pm
$325 plus $30 materials fee (plates may be pre-ordered)

This specially designed workshop will be a unique adventure with ‘Larger Solarplates’ (12 x 16 and 16 x 20 inches). Dan will introduce you to the best tools for creating images on transparent film, and then how to transfer those images to a plate using UV light and ordinary tap water. Both positive and negatives can be utilized; intaglio and relief printing techniques can be applied. You will then explore the subtle and beautiful effects that can be realized by mixing oil and water based inks.

Take the Plunge: Printmaking with Soy-based Inks
with Catherine Kernan
Saturday and Sunday, February 10 – 11, 10am – 4pm
$255 plus $20 materials fee

An intensive exploration of Akua inks and ink modifiers, become familiar with the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based, water-miscible Akua inks. This workshop will cover many approaches to monotype, both traditional and experimental, but with an emphasis on learning the inks, specifically, how to mix and modify them for a variety
of uses.  

The first day will focus on tonal work to get a feel for the inks. The second day can explode into color and multiple layers of viscosity color. No toxic fumes and extended workability of the inks make the use of soy-based inks a liberating experience. 

Reduction Woodcut with Dan Gottsegen
Saturday and Sunday, January 27 – 28, 10am – 4pm
$195 plus $20 materials fee

In this workshop participants will learn the technique of creating multiple (essentially limitless) color relief prints from a single block. By continuing to work the block and making repeat "drops" (layers of color), the printmaker can make works of endless variety and color richness. An understanding of simultaneous contrast of color and other aspects of color theory are essential for reduction printing and we will cover these in the workshop. We will also explore a variety of kinds of mark making that allow the creation of prints of very different feeling (as well looking at examples of this technique from history). This workshop is open to
all levels.

Monoprinting Your Mark onto Fabric with Margaret M. Sheehan
Saturday and Sunday, March 3 – 4, 10am – 4pm
$195 plus $20 materials fee

Using common household tools, some plastic and fabric paint you will learn the techniques of applying your personal mark to fabric. Masking, stenciling, brayer painting, paint removal, and stamping will also be covered. Experimentation is encouraged! Come take a day to play in the studio.








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