Color Meets Line: Monotype and Drypoint

Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 2015, 10-5
Combine the painterly freedom of monotype with the juicy line of drypoint in this exploration of a wide range of printerly mark making.

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Improvisation with Monotype and Collage

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 11-12, 2015, 10-5
Play and improvise in this workshop as a means to generate ideas, expand visual vocabulary and put to use accumulated printed material. This workshop will provide guided experiences in a variety of monotype techniques including transfer drawing, color layering, and color mixing for printed textures.

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Exploring Woodcut and Color: Reduction and More

Friday - Sunday, August 14-16, 2015, 10-5
There are many wonderful ways to introduce color to the woodcut process. In this workshop we will learn how to carve and print a color reduction block, in which progressive layers of carving and color printing yield rich, vibrant prints.

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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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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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Introduction to Screenprinting

Saturday & Sunday, December 12 & 13, 2015, 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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Introduction to Etching with BIG

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10-5
Baldwin Intaglio Ground (BIG) is produced by printmaker Andrew Baldwin of Trefeglwys Print Studio in Wales, UK as a substitute for the toxic traditional grounds. There are many advantages of BIG in the intaglio studio such as the ability to use it as both a hard and soft ground.

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