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Fall Printmaking Classes!

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 12, 2013, 2:50 p.m.
  • Location:
    Lower East Side Printshop, 306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10018, US


Looking for a creative outlet this fall? Join our community and have fun making prints in the studio!
This season we will offer instruction in Relief Printmaking, Intro to Printmaking, an intro class to Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief, Intro to Screenprinting for All, Solar Plate Etching, and Intro to Screenprinting for Visual Artists.

Our classes are appropriate for beginners, artists, and anyone interested in exploring new artmaking techniques. 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, basic materials, and additional free studio hours are included at no cost!

Please follow the provided link for more class information and online registration: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.html

with Lisa Mackie
5 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
October 21 – November 18
Fee: $350

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 Mark Herschede
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

Explore the wide range of 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 press and exposure unit to expose screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts. 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 strong command of essential intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard and soft ground etching, 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.