Monotype for Relief Plates

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10-5
A playful method of introducing carved and incised lines into the painterly print, creating a rich vocabulary of mark making.

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Introduction to Photopolymer Printmaking

Friday 6-9, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, September 23-25, 2016
An introduction to working with Toyobo Printight plates, a photopolymer plate that is very sensitive to the tonal range in photo-based imagery as well as direct drawing

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Traditional Wheat Paste Chine Collé

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10-5
Join us for a one-day workshop testing the traditional wheat paste chine collé. Collage work is also a part of the traditional application of this printmaking technique and will be explored in this workshop.

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Tuesday Morning Monotype

Tuesday, October 11 – November 15, 2016, 10-2
Explore a new substrate each week including a demonstration as well as an exploration and employment of each printmaking technique. After six weeks, participants will know the tools of the studio, Akua water-based inks, and innovative monotype methods.

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All about BIG!

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016, 10-5
Come for a weekend in the intaglio studio manipulating the non-toxic Baldwin Intaglio Ground (B.I.G.) as hard ground, soft ground and sand paper aquatint. Print to see the range of possible results.

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Large Scale Woodcut

Tuesday Evenings, October 18 – November 8, 2016, 6-9 PM
Learn to draw, carve and print a 24" x 48" woodcut image. Create dynamic compositions, contrasting values and textures and learn the tricks of the technique.

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DIY Gig Poster: An Intro to Basic Screen Printing Practices via Poster Design

Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23, 2016, 12-6 PM
Learn the basics of screen printing via poster design in this two day course.

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BIG Monotype

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 2016, 10-5
Amplify your monotype moves in this two-day intensive workshop. Composition, color and abstract/narrative expression are emphasized.

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The Painterly Reductive Screenprint

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016, 10-5
Create a multi-colored painterly screenprint using one screen, starting image, and non-toxic screen printing techniques. No screen printing experience necessary!

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Editioning Drawings: Photopolymer and the Artist’s Hand

Saturday & Sunday, November 19-20, 2016, 10-5
Though photopolymer plates are usually associated with photo-based imagery, what some people don’t realize is that the plates are also beautifully receptive to drawn imagery. This workshop will give you everything you need to know to make photopolymer plates with your drawings.

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Pattern on Fabric: Screenprinting and Beyond

Tuesday mornings, November 29 - December 20, 2016, 10-2
Spend four weeks learning and experimenting with the silkscreening process. Start with personal imagery to develop complex patterns on fabric.

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Alternative Etching Grounds

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016, 10-5
This intaglio workshop serves as an introduction to safer grounds than traditional intaglio methods depend on. Everything is alternative and non-toxic, from the coffee lift, soap ground stop out, B.I.G. ground, airbrush aquatint, to the many other ingredients and utensils used in this workshop.

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