Carborundum Collagraph + Drypoint

Thursday - Sunday, September 16-19, 2021, 10-5
During this workshop students will explore making monotype transfer drawings and using them as source material for making combination drypoint and carborundum collagraph plates.

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Photo Screen Printing

Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26, 2021, 10-5
More than just halftones! This workshop will teach you to create screenprinting stencils through a photographic exposure process that's not limited to photographic imagery alone. We will cover a variety of methods for making screen prints, including the use of digital photos, scanned drawings, and drawings done directly on mylar.

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Introduction to Aquatint: Step Etching

Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2021, 10-5
This workshop is an introduction to the process of step etching and printing an aquatinted plate, a variant of etching that produces areas of tone rather than hard lines. Used properly an aquatint can add texture, depth, or even flat planes of tone to your etching. 

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Multi-Plate Monoprint Lab

Tuesdays, 10-3, October 12 - November 16, 2021
Explore and experiment making drypoint, collagraph and incised plastic plates, with an emphasis on innovative methods of printing and combining plates. Get inspired by adding some new techniques to your practice, or refresh and stretch how you approach the basic elements of printmaking.

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Lithographic Line and Monotype 

Friday-Sunday, October 22-24, 2021, 10-5
Lithographs made on polyester plates are a direct drawing method used to create fluid lines. These drawings are transformed in the process of inking and printing.  This workshop will focus on drawing and chance variations that will bring these repeatable plates into the world of monotype. 

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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Water-based Woodcut)

Friday - Sunday, October 15-17, 2021, 10-5
Mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing, is an elegant, green, and low-tech printmaking process. This workshop will introduce all aspects of the process: transferring images to wooden blocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the Kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren.

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Creating Monotypes with Botanical Inks and Natural Pigments

Saturday and Sunday, November 6 & 7, 2021, 10-5
This workshop will introduce students to the exciting field of creating inks from natural materials and using them in monotype printmaking. This creative learning experience combines artistry with science and environmentalism as we discover how different natural items transform from living matter into rich pigment.

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Patterns in Nature

Friday-Sunday, November 19-21, 2021, 10-5
Flow, spirals, branching, cracking, crystals, packing, and meandering will be the focus of our study. These natural patterns will guide the imagery for learning to print with Akua Intaglio Inks using thin plastic monotype plates and carved Sintra plates.

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Wood & Water: Mokuhanga Monotypes

Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5, 2021, 10-5
In this newly developed workshop, participants will utilize the techniques of traditional mokuhanga — brushing waterborne pigments onto wooden blocks and taking an impression with a hand-held baren — in a more improvisational and spontaneous way than is usually done.  Experimenting with both carved and uncarved blocks, masks, stencils, and various types of brushes, participants will have the opportunity to discover fresh and contemporary ways of using this ancient method.

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