We are excited to announce that our new Summer Class Catalogue is now posted on our website and ready for registration.
The Printshop's classes for adults offer instruction in myriad printmaking techniques, traditional, as well as new and experimental. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished artists and experienced master printers with outstanding expertise in printmaking. They offer technical expertise, as well as creative advice for your new artwork. Our instructors will help you turn your ideas into quality prints. Our classes are appropriate for beginners who wish to discover the world of printmaking, as well as artists interested in exploring new techniques. Many of our courses can be repeated, as there is a great deal of one-on-one interaction with faculty.
SUMMER CLASS CATALOGUE
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
April 25 - June 13
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 Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
May 8 – June 12
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.
JAPANESE WATERBASED WOODBLOCK
with April Vollmer
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
May 24 – June 28
Moku hanga, the traditional Japanese technique, allows you to print luminous colors with easy registration and without the use of solvents or a printing press. Learn how to transfer images, carve blocks and cut kento registration marks, make non-toxic waterbased inks from pigment, and print by hand with a baren. You will also learn to edition multi-color prints on kozo paper. This class is also suitable for those with previous experience in the medium.
6 weeks, 6-9pm
Session I: Mondays, June 11 – July 16
with James Miller and Roni Henning
Session II: Thursdays, July 12 – August 16
with Roni Henning
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 Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
June 19 – July 24
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 Roni Henning
5 days, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
July 30 – August 3
This intensive beginning workshop will introduce you to various screenprinting techniques. Ideal for those with tighter schedules and would like to focus on screenprinting in a concentrated week-long session. 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 Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
August 15 – September 19
This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.
For more information on the classes offered at LESP and registration, visit our online Class Catalogue: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html