Women in Print via ZOOM
April 4 @ 6:00 pm - May 16 @ 8:00 pm$200.00 – $400.00
Tuesdays, April 4-May 16, 6 PM-8 PM
with Alexis Kurtzman
In this course, students will investigate a thorough history of women printmakers and their technical, aesthetic and conceptual contributions to the field from a historical to a contemporary context. Through weekly lectures, videos, podcasts, readings and conversation, we will discuss and engage in the work of emerging, lesser known and established women identifying printmakers and how their work and research continuously affect the world of printed media at large. We will also pay significant attention to women-run printshops, residencies and ateliers as a way of connecting history with contemporary opportunities for women in the field of print. Special attention will also be paid to women artists focusing on transdisciplinary print work, Risograph and independent publishing, plus post-digital women printmakers.
Artists, collectives, zines, ateliers and printshops surveyed in this course will include, but will not be limited to: The Black Women of Print, Riot Grrrl, artists from the Grosvenor School, Virginia Myers, Elizabeth Catlett, The Women’s Studio Workshop, The Women of Atelier 17, and Mixit Print Studios.
This course will require a PC or mac computer or laptop with a steady, high-speed internet connection and a webcam, along with access to a Zoom account and Google Drive for messaging, weekly lectures and access to all designed course content.
About the Instructor
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kurtzman holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas School of Art and a BFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. Her work centers around free association action mark making, art-by-instruction, process art, chance, drawing and printmaking. Kurtzman’s work has been exhibited in galleries across the US and abroad.
Online workshops are offered on a sliding payment scale. Please pay what you can.