All About Akua Inks

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All About Akua Inks

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday, May 11, 10 AM – 5 PM

with Joyce Silverstone

In this workshop we will cover the various ways of handling Akua Intaglio Inks to push the unique properties of these inks. We will practice monotype methods on PETG plastic plates.

During the workshop we will look at prints together, and spend time practicing with the ink while trouble-shooting individual print projects. Our main focus will be on the ins and outs of manipulating these inks and have them do what they do best.

Demonstrations will include:

  • Modifying inks for opacity and transparency
  • Learning the principles of monotype viscosity plate-making and off-set printing
  • Printing with and from stencils
  • Creating surface rolls and ‘bokashi’ gradations of color
  • Cleaning up and storage

Bring your questions! Share your experiences with what works and what hasn’t yet. Learn by looking at everyone’s handling of these versatile, economical soy oil-based inks that clean up with soap and water. This workshop is open to beginning printmakers and to experienced printers wanting to expand their toolkit, or will serve as a refresher on how to use these inks.

About the Instructor

Joyce Silverstone is a graduate and traveling fellow of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her current body of work and her workshop teaching centers around layered multiple plate printing using monotype inking methods.




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May 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
(413) 584-1783
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Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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