Prismatic Woodcut Techniques

Tuesday evenings, 6-9 PM, September 8-29, 2015
Leave behind the monochromatic in this comprehensive introduction to color woodcut. In this class, we create a 12” x 12” full color woodcut using traditional, multiple block printing methods.

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Photo Screenprinting

Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 2015, 10-5
This workshop will teach participants how to use a photo process to create screenprinting stencils and how to print the screens onto paper.

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White Line Woodcuts

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2015, 10-5
White line woodcuts, also called “Provincetown prints,” are a unique hybrid between monoprints and Japanese style watercolor woodcuts. Developed in the early 20th century by Blanche Lazzell and others, white line prints are multicolor prints created on a single block of wood rather than on multiple blocks.

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Introduction to Chine Collé

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10-5
Chine collé is the process of concurrently printing and mounting a thinner sheet of printing paper onto a thicker backing sheet, to achieve a more desirable printing surface, a shift in tone or printing surface, or for mounting purposes.

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The Figure in Monotype

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10-5
Monotype is a painterly printmaking process that lends itself beautifully to a direct engagement with the live model. This one day workshop offers a two-hour figure model session for monotype drawing time to print and develop images.

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The Variety of Mark in Printmaking

Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2015, 10-5
This workshop will serve as a guided exploration of combining and creating both relief and Pronto polyester lithographic plates with the intention of exploring a variety of mark making in prints.

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Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga)

Friday evening 6-9, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, November 13-15, 2015
Traditional Japanese woodblock printing is an elegant, green and low-tech process that works easily in a home studio without a press and combines well with other printmaking methods. With its transparent waterborne pigments, which are applied with brushes and printed by hand, moku hanga allows for soft and painterly relief prints.

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Acid Free Etching

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10-5
This workshop will explore the broad range of marks available on copper without the use of acid. These simple etchings are printed onto archival papers by hand wiping and printing on an etching press.

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Color Theory for Printmakers

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 10-5
During this one-day workshop we will delve into color theory that can be applied to any method of printmaking or printing inks.

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Funky Stuff Photopolymer

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015, 10-5
In this workshop we let exploration, risk, and adventure inspire us to intervene in all stages of photopolymer image-making, plate-making, and printing to see what happens and what can be done with it creatively. Take your photopolymer prints to the next level!

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Introduction to Screenprinting

Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17, 2016, 10-5
This workshop will introduce participants to the new screenprinting studio at Zea Mays and the basics of non-photographic screen printing. Participants will learn direct drawing processes, proper printing techniques as well as non-toxic processes for screen preparation and cleanup.

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Monotype as Drawing/Drawing as Monotype

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10-5
During this one-day workshop we will explore and play with color and line, with an emphasis on understanding the drawing qualities possible in monotype.

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