Multi-Block Color Woodcut via ZOOM

Wednesdays, October 14 - November 4, 2020, 11-1 PM
Learn to make color woodblock prints using multiple blocks. Instruction in planning, carving, registration and printing with a supportive group of fellow artists.

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Monotype Basics for Beginners – ZOOM Workshop

Thursdays, 11 AM - 1 PM (EDT), September 10 - October 15, 2020
This weekly ZOOM class is offered to students with curiosity but little or no experience in monotype or printmaking any type. Participants will be introduced to all the elements of making monotypes: inks, papers, printing (without a press), tools, and studio set up in a supportive environment.

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The Art and Craft of Woodcut via Zoom – Part 2: Color Reduction

Section 2:  Tuesdays- September 15 - October 6, 2020 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM via ZOOM
New Section Added! This is a live class working with the instruction via ZOOM. In this workshop we will learn how to carve and print a color reduction block, in which progressive layers of carving and color printing yield rich, vibrant prints.

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Beginning Photopolymer in a Pandemic – hybrid workshop

Section 2: Friday-Sunday, November 6-8, 2020 Friday (10-2) via ZOOM, Saturday (10-2) and Sunday (10-5) in person at Zea Mays Printmaking
a special hybrid workshop that is going to combine both virtual and safe, in-person formats for learning how to work with Photopolymer plates.

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Art Jumpstart via ZOOM

Section 3: Fridays, 2-4 PM (eastern time), October 2 - November 6, 2020 via ZOOM
Does your art life need a jumpstart? Or maybe a multivitamin? Are you looking for silver linings to these current crises? Now is a great time to focus on nourishing your own art practice with the good company of fellow artists.

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Finishing Touches: The Gallery Ready Print – video series

These two videos will instruct you in how to take your prints from the studio to the gallery!  Louise discusses papers and ink and demonstrates various methods for flattening, correcting print and paper mishaps and making your prints shine in their best possible light.

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Making Relief Inks from Natural Dyes and Pigments – video series

In these two videos Marjorie Morgan demonstrates how to create your own relief inks using dyes from plants and pigments from minerals found in your environs.  The videos cover how to clean and prepare the dyes and pigments and how to bind them to make printable ink.

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Lithographic Drawing: Printing In Your Home Studio – video series

Polyester lithography plates (aka Pronto plates) offer a host of ways to make prints from the drawn mark.  Joyce Silverstone takes this direct drawing practice and explores monoprinting possibilities using both traditional and non-traditional ways of working with this medium.  She will show you how to print the plates with and without a press.

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Monotype Variations with Drypoint Plates – video series

Play and improvise in a variety of monotype techniques with the addition of some repeatable images on incised Petg drypoint plates. Within these four videos, we’ll explore using an at-home registration system for making transfer drawings, and use these prints as our jumping off point to explore a variety of mark making possibilities with Petg plates. We will turn our attention to creating drypoint prints with monotype additions.

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Pulp Dreams: Making Paper at Home from Old Print and New Fibers – video series

This series of five video tutorials will introduce students to intriguing DIY methods for making artistic handmade paper at home. The series focuses on repurposing your old prints and recycling materials - - for tools, for pulp and for paper art.

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Introduction to Moku Hanga – video series

This series of videos brings the beautiful art of Japanese Woodblock Printing (Moku Hanga) into your home studio.  Follow along as Annie Bissett guides you through all of the steps from choosing tools to preparing your block, transferring your images, carving tips and multiple printing techniques. Part 1 guides you through materials and tools, prepping your block, making a kento registration system, transferring an image, and preparing paper.

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Care and Feeding of the Etching Studio – video series

A series of videos that cover the fundamentals of setting up and caring for an etching studio. Begin with how to care for an etching press and follow up with: blanket care, tools, mordants and health and safety.

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