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Tuesday Improv With Collage

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 25 @ 3:00 pm


Tuesdays, April 4-25, 10 AM – 3 PM

with Joyce Silverstone

Play and improvise in this workshop as a means to generate ideas, expand visual vocabulary and put to use accumulated printed material. Collage is an art form all on its own, but it can be a vehicle to conduct experiments too. Collage can encourage visual surprise, allowing for chance moments to loosen up any art making practice.

During this workshop we will spend time exploring a variety of printing techniques that will be useful for creating collage/print combinations. We will explore color and shape, texture and line, as well as best ways of reusing printed papers, and applying collage elements. We will carve and incise plastic substrates, first working small and spontaneously with mix and match sizes that can be rolled for relief printing and altered with monotype inking techniques. We will be printing with Akua Intaglio Inks, for subtle color layering and crisp transfer drawn lines. This is a playful method of introducing carved and incised lines and forms into the painterly print, creating a rich vocabulary of mark making with an eye toward collage. With plates layered together with stencils, the possibilities are endless. This workshop is open to both the beginning and the experienced printmaker.

Each day of the workshop begins with a demonstration of a printmaking technique followed by supported practice time with the materials. Participants will be encouraged to experiment, and take advantage of the format of this four-week series which includes time between sessions for participants to develop individual print projects. Over the course of four weeks, participants will get to know the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua Intaglio Inks, and innovative monotype and collaging methods.

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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Tuesday Improv With Collage
$400 + $40 materials fee. If you are a Zea Mays Printmaking member, log in to receive 10% off.
$ 440.00
8 available


April 4 @ 10:00 am
April 25 @ 3:00 pm
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Zea Mays Printmaking
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