Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Print workshops in November

Printmaking Workshops  

Open studio, semi-independent sessions in printmaking

Open printmaking sessions on Thursday and Sunday afternoons in my downtown studio to begin on November 2nd. These sessions are an opportunity to work in a print studio with an etching or book press creating monotype, drypoint or relief prints. You are welcome to start new projects or bring previously etched and prepared plates for printing. This is not a formal class but an opportunity to work on individual projects semi-independently. I will be present for support and any technical questions.  Previous printmaking experience is preferred.

You will need to bring your own paper for printing but ink, newsprint, gloves, and a monoprint plate, etc. will all be supplied.  If you are working on a specific plate you are welcome to bring this as well.

Thursday evenings: 7-10pm, November 6, 13, 20 and 27    
$120. +hst 
Sunday afternoon:  1-4pm,  November 2, 9, 16 and 23
$120. +hst 

Monotype/ Monoprint workshop with chine collé

This workshop is open to the beginner as well as the more experienced artist, with a focus on water based etching inks (Akua and Charbonnel) for monotype printmaking using the etching press. We will explore the many ways in which we can create a one-of-a-kind painterly print; additive and subtractive methods of applying ink to the plate surface, the use of brayers, brushes and stencils, chine collé, texture transferring, multiple plate printing and registration.
Monotpe printmaking can be a very spontaneous and satisfying way to work and often inspires work in other mediums because of quick results and the variety of techniques used.  Lots of wonderful papers and only the best of inks will be available for inspired experimentation.

All materials are included. 

Tuesday evenings:  6-9pm, November 4, 11, 18 and 25
$180. +hst

Collagraph printmaking workshop

The collagraph print is made from collaged materials that make up the printing plate.  The collagraph print begins with a cardboard plate that we build onto with various found materials to create the impression we want. We will be printing the plate as both an intaglio and relief print, which will allow us to print multiple colours in one pass. This workshop is open to the beginner as well as the more experienced artist.

All materials are included. 

Friday mornings:  9:30- 12:30am, November 8, 15, 22 and 29
$180. +hst

*Class sizes for all workshops is small so there is plenty of opportunity to use the press.
To register or for any questions, please email me at taratcliff(at)gmail.com or phone 519-760-0889
Please let me know if there is a print workshop you would like to see run in January.

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