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SOLAR PLATE ETCHING
with Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
April 16 – May 21
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 Erik Hougen
8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
May 15 – July 2 (Last class will be on Tuesday)
Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a mastery of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé. The 8-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.
with Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
June 17 – July 22
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.
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9 pm
Session I: Thursdays, June 6 – 27; July 11 – 18
Session II: Tuesdays, August 6 – September 10
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.
JAPANESE WATERBASED WOODBLOCK (MOKU HANGA)
With April Vollmer
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
July 24 – August 21; Sept 4
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.
with Roni Henning
5 days, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
July 29 – August 2
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.