From Poetry to Prints to Book Arts via ZOOM

Section 1 - Mondays, 11-1 (EST), May 17 -July 12, 2021 (skipping Memorial Day, May 31st) - 1 space left! Section 2 -  Mondays 1:30-3:30, May 17-July 12, 2021 (skipping Memorial Day, May 31st)
During this 8-week workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop their individual accordion book arts project inspired by poetry or other writings. Working in any printmaking medium of their choice, participants will be guided through all the creative stages of an artist’s book: source of inspiration, thumbnails, sketches, references, dummy book, page design, text and image composition, front and back cover design, printing and binding.

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Celebrating Nature with Prints via ZOOM

Section 1: for beginners (little to no previous experience with printmaking and book arts) Thursdays, 6-8 PM (EST), May 20- July 8, 2021 Section 2: for intermediate to advanced (some printmaking and book arts experience) Wednesdays, 11-1 (EST),  May 19- July 7, 2021
The natural world is filled with inspiration for printmaking! This workshop is a refreshing and nurturing journey inspired by nature while exploring color, prints and book arts.

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Plein Air Printmaking: Monotype in the Landscape via ZOOM

Section 2:  Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10-5 (EST)
Grab your chair, a support board, your inked papers and drawing tools and head outdoors to make monotypes inspired by your local landscape or city scape. The excitement of observational drawing is easily done and managed with the directness and simplicity of trace monotype. Drawing from life in real light and air inspires more energetic drawing with variation in lines, forms, values, and textures so easily observed.

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Chine Collé via ZOOM

June 29, July 1, July 6, July 8, 2021, 6-8 PM (EDT)
This workshop will introduce participants to chine collé—the versatile process of printing on thinner paper and adhering it to thicker paper. You will learn a range of processes for working with different papers and adhesion processes to make beautiful prints. 

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Spring Into Summer Woodcut: Exploring Woodcut and Nature via ZOOM

Section 1 - For Beginners with no woodcut experience: Tuesdays -  June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 27, 2021, 11 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT) Section 2 - For Woodcut artist with some experience:  Wednesdays - June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 14, 28, 2021, 2-4 PM (EDT)
Now that warmer weather is finally here, let’s get outside and let nature inspire our work!  Working either from direct (plein air) drawing and/or from photographs, we will explore specific elements of art and practice woodcut techniques inspired by the observation of nature and the landscape.

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Pattern and Repetition via ZOOM

July 16, 17, 18, 2021 - Friday, 5-7 PM, Saturday & Sunday, 10-5 (EDT)
This three-day weekend workshop will provide the opportunity to explore  pattern and repetition in relief printmaking.   Initially, participants will create compositional drawings and transfer them onto square shaped relief blocks.  Once carved, these blocks will be inked in various colors and printed in different configurations, opening up the vast possibilities for exciting variation.  Participants will create a series of multiple color prints.

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The Beauty of Geometry via Zoom

July 30, 31, August 1, 2021, Friday 3-5 PM, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5 via ZOOM (with breaks on Saturday and Sunday)
This three-day weekend workshop will provide the opportunity to discover the beauty of geometry in relief printmaking.  Participants will create relief prints that explore the potential of geometric shapes in image building. You will carve simple to more complex geometric shapes in each block using stencils and print them in different compositions and colors.  

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Art Jumpstart via ZOOM

all sections are full. email to be on the waiting list.
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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The Chiaroscuro Woodcut via ZOOM

both sections are full. email to be on waiting list.
For artists interested in working with line and tone, this workshop will be an opportunity to explore this particular approach to color woodcut and to make some beautiful images.. Using a key block and one or more tonal blocks, we will create a series of chiaroscuro woodcuts.

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Color and Prints: color scheme explorations via ZOOM

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This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of color mixing. Relaxing and meditative color exercises will be followed by thematically related relief printing projects.

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Drypoint Many Ways via ZOOM

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This workshop is for artists interested in the marriage of drawing and printmaking.  Drawing descriptively and expressively is at the heart of this class in drypoint; a very direct way of making intaglio plates and prints.   These plates can be inked and printed by hand or on a press and deliver the freshness of a drawing and the repeatability of a print.

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Color Theory with Monotype via ZOOM

Both sections are FULL - email to be on waiting list
This workshop will provide an opportunity to delve into color theory applied to monotype printmaking. Participants will explore the particular properties of  Akua Intaglio Inks that make them well suited for printing subtle layers of color.

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The Artful Monotype – section 3 via ZOOM

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This class combines instruction in monotype techniques with guidance in looking at your work, and the work of the group with an eye (and mind) to amplify what you want to express in your prints.

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Prints and Poetry via ZOOM

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During this course participants will create and explore thematically related prints inspired by a poem, a haiku or lyrics. Using monotype printing and text design, artists will create a pamphlet book, which will reflect each participant’s aesthetics.

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Color and Prints II: Individual Color Vocabulary for Printmakers via ZOOM

Both sections are full. email to be on the waiting list.
During this 10-week workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore their individual color vocabulary and to develop a portfolio of different color schemes.  Working in either woodcut or monotype, participants will be guided through relaxing and meditative color exercises which will deepen your understanding of printmaking inks, color mixing, the use of transparency and opacity, high and low chromatic schemes, color vibration and spatial effects.

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Monotype Plus Unpacked – section 3 via ZOOM

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this workshop expands printmaking with monotype in mind by adding drypoint, collograph/collage, and drawing materials. We’ll be doing drypoint on Petg and other unconventional substrates, rummaging through recycling to make inventive collographs, exploring ways to combine drawing and photo materials with monotypes and other prints and taming the chaos of collage.

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