• Deadline:
    Oct. 10, 2013, 5:10 p.m.
  • Location:
    Lower East Side Printshop, 306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10018, US

with Justin Sanz
4 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9pm
September 12 – October 3

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 Lisa Mackie
8 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
September 16 – November 4
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 and carve blocks for relief printing. 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, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
September 18 – October 23
Fee: $425

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 Sheila Goloborotko
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
October 1 – November 5
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 Roni Henning
6 weeks, Thursdays, 6-9 pm
October 10 – November 14
Fee: $425

This course covers all Intro to Screenprinting for All topics, however instruction will strongly focus on addressing individual projects and interests. This course is ideal for artists looking to explore, learn a new, or perfect a new artmaking technique. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.

with Sarah Nicole Phillips
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
November 6 – 20; December 4 – 18
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 Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pm
November 12 – December 17
Fee: $395

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.

Please follow the link to register for classes online: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html