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Printmaking Classes

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 30, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
  • Location:
    Lower East Side Printshop, 306 W 37th Street, 6th floor, 10018, New York, New York, 10018, US

Registration is now open for Fall and Winter Printmaking classes at the Printshop!
The Printshop's classes offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as contemporary and non-toxic.
Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new artmaking techniques. Our instructors are accomplished artists and experienced master printers who offer technical expertise and creative advice to help turn your ideas into beautiful prints. All tools and basic materials are included at no cost!
with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9 pm
September 13 – October 18
Fee: $395
Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9 pm
September 26 – October 31
Fee: $395
This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.
*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
October 12 – November 30
Fee: $520
This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint, carve blocks for relief printing, and make a plate using cardboard for collagraph. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.
* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9pm
Fee: $425
Session I: Thursdays, October 13 – November 17
Session II: Tuesdays, November 15 – December 20
Explore the wide range of screenprinting techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.
with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9 pm
November 7 – December 12
Fee: $395
Discover the diverse possibilities of intaglio, which can be used to create detailed images with a wide range of tones, lines, and textures. Techniques include etching, dry point, aquatint, soft ground, spit-bite and more. You will work with copper plates using etching tools, learn to print on an intaglio press, and explore variations of color printing.
To learn about the Printshop faculty and and to register for a class visit our website: http://www.printshop.org