Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January Print Workshops

This is the last session of workshops that I will be able to do until the Summer... or possibly the Fall.  I have long lists of people interested in printing and trying new art techniques but then some of you get cold feet. Don't be afraid of printmaking, you will have loads of fun and there is always a great crowd of lovely people who make up my classes. All of that and you will take home some pretty wonderful art that you made yourself. Classes are small so that you are able to work on the press lots. If you are interested and the dates and times listed do not suit you, please let me know. Occasionally I have had enough people request the same times and could run a workshop at an alternate date and time. 

Workshops in January:

Monoprinting with chine collé:  Tuesday January 13th, 20th, 27th, 12-4pm
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.

Collography with chine collé:  Thursday January 22nd, 29th and February 5th & 12th,  6-9pm
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 on 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.

Etching with chine collé:      Sunday January 11th, 18th & 24th,  12-4pm
This year I am introducing an etching workshop. We will be etching in copper plate with line and using aqua tint to create tonal variation as well as some drypoint. The technique we will be using is, I won't say non-toxic but, very low toxicity. In the end we will produce an edition of prints from our etched plate as well as a number of monoprints.  Different chine collé techniques will also be covered.
*only two spots left for this workshop

*all materials are included and each course is $180. +hst

Open Press times: I am going to leave these open as they tend to be more flexible. Please get in touch with me if you are looking to use an etching or book press (or both). *some basic studio materials are included, excluding papers.

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