Printmaking – Fall 2022

$60.00$215.00

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Description

Location: Art lab 

 

OVERVIEW:

What is printmaking?

Printmaking is a fine art reproductive process with many variations that use aspects of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and even photography. It involves creating a unique image on a repeatable surface (matrix), then obtaining multiple identical impressions from that surface. All levels of art experience are welcome in printmaking classes!

Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, plate-cutting tools and wiping-rags. Class may involve bending, repeated pulling or pushing objects (>5lbs), and/or turning cranks. Standing and/or moving around the room 30-45 minutes at a time (during inking and printing stages). Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications if needed.

Supplies: Sketchbook, apron/work shirt, latex/rubber dish gloves. Most other supplies included unless otherwise stated. 

Primary Instructor:

Laken Bridges is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Studio Art from ETSU and an MFA in Visual Art from Clemson University. She has 10+ years of experience teaching drawing, printmaking, and special topics classes to teen and adult audiences. 

 

CLASSES:

Found Imagery and Plates (with Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 9/24 from 10:30am-3pm (includes a break for BYO lunch)

$65 for Non-Members

$60 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 8 students.

What on earth is printmaking, and how do I even do it? Soon the veil will be lifted, light cast into the darkness, mystery solved! In this one day workshop, participants will learn several printing methods using found matrices such as pre-carved linoleum or wood, pre-etched copper plates, and more. Eliminate the stress of creating your own unique images, and jump right into inking and printing. Processes addressed may include: collagraph, linocut, woodcut, etching, drypoint, and screen print. Supplies included.

 

Color Woodcut (with Laken Bridges)

Wednesdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 (8 sessions) from 2:30-5pm

$215 for Non-Members

$195 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students.

Woodcut is a relief printmaking process, a technique that dates back to China’s Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). In this class, learn the steps to create a unique woodcut image and small edition of multi-color prints. The class will cover paper and wood block preparation, tool use and care, ink mixing and basic color theory, as well as discussion about design and composition. Students will be encouraged to work abstractly with a focus on shape, line, and pattern, but may explore representational imagery if desired. Supplies provided and woodcutting gouges will be available for use during class time. Students are encouraged to acquire their own set of tools to use at home. Some art experience is recommended, but prior knowledge of printmaking is not required. Supplies included.

 

Relating Print Imagery: Collagraph and Drypoint (with Laken Bridges)

Wednesdays 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 (8 sessions) from 6-8:30pm

$215 for Non-Members

$195 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students.

This class will focus on a conversation between representational and non-representational imagery through two different printmaking processes. First, learn how to construct collagraph plates using found materials to create a unique composition. After printing from the finished collage-style plate, you will complete a drawing-focused drypoint plate in response to the collagraph imagery. This class will cover paper preparation, creation process for both collagraph and drypoint plates, ink-mixing,and printing processes. Some art experience is recommended, but prior knowledge of printmaking is not required. Supplies included.