Embossing on the Press

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10-5
Add depth and dimension to your prints while learning best practices for embossing on an etching press. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use the press for embossing techniques to create textures and shapes on your prints or on unprinted papers.

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WordPress for the artist: Building an online portfolio

Saturday & Sunday, January 31-February 1, 2015, 10-5
Having a website is one of the most effective promotional tools for the artist. WordPress is an online, website creation tool and has a wealth of plug-ins and ready-made themes available to build beautiful websites quickly. Castonguay will demystify the process and guiding you through all the steps for creating your own website. Basic computer knowledge required.

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Printmaking for Painters

Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8, 2015, 10-5
Monotype, the painterly technique, offers great flexibility in mark making and color layering, and is one of the most direct ways of making a print. This workshop will take a painterly approach to making prints on paper.

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February Vacation Monotype Exploration

Tuesday-Thursday, February 16-19, 2014
This workshop is designed for teachers who are on vacation, or anyone wanting to relax and explore their own creative process through the printmaking medium of monotype with water-based inks.

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Working the Etched Plate

Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8, 2015, 10-5
Etching provides artists with wonderful opportunities to rework metal plates. This workshop will focus on pushing existing etching plates to more successful resolutions by adding and removing line, tone, texture and the use of different inking strategies.

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Funky Stuff Photopolymer – Advanced Approaches

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22, 2015, 10-5
Learning the basic steps of exposing and developing a photopolymer plate can sometimes seem intense, but in this workshop we let exploration, risk, and adventure inspire us to intervene in all stages of image-making, plate-making, and printing to see what happens and what can be done with it creatively. We’ll mess with the film positives—not just scraping, scratching, and drawing, but washing away parts of the image—and we’ll also play with contact exposures and unorthodox exposure and plate development.

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Tuesday Morning Monotype Workshop

Tuesday Mornings, 10-2, April 7- May 5, 2015
In this weekly workshop, participants will be encouraged to develop personal print projects, and will receive individual assistance and demonstrations of a particular aspect of making a monotype on an as needed basis. Enjoy freedom with expert guidance.

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Acid-free Etching

Saturday & Sunday, April 11-12, 2015, 10-5
This workshop will explore the broad range of marks available on copper without the use of acid. Participants will be introduced to several non-acid techniques to create textures and tones, hard and soft lines. From drypoint, to engraving, to tonal roulette and burnishing techniques, we will play with both additive and subtractive mark making to create rich imagery.

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