Printmaking

$30.00$235.00

Description

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 – Session 1 (with Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 2/4 from 10am-3pm (4.5 hrs)

$70  for Non-Members

$65 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 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, and drypoint. Supplies included. BYO lunch. Take either or both sessions to explore various types of printmaking.

 

Color Relief Printmaking (with Laken Bridges)

Wednesdays 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19  (20 hrs) from 2:00-4:30pm

$235 for Non-Members

$210 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students.

Relief is a printmaking technique that dates back to woodcut blocks used during China’s Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). In this class, learn the steps to create a unique relief imagery and small edition of multi-layer prints. The class will cover paper and relief block preparation, tool use and care, ink mixing and basic color theory, as well as discussion about design and composition. Paper, inks, and carving blocks will be provided, but students will need to acquire their own carving and cutting tools for use outside of class. (Tools available for in-class use) Some art experience is recommended, but prior knowledge of printmaking is not required.

 

Combining Processes (with Laken Bridges)

Wednesdays 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3  (20 hrs) from 5:30-8pm

$235 for Non-Members

$210 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students.

Monotype is a print process that involves both painterly marks and hand-cut stencils. Plate and paper (xerox) lithography is a process that supports both a hand-drawn image and a bitmapped photograph. This class will explore both processes and, depending on the interests of the student, will incorporate other methods to help students create unique, mixed-process prints. This class will cover paper preparation, creation process for both various types of printmaking plates and matrices, ink-mixing, and the printing processes. Some art experience is recommended, but prior knowledge of printmaking is not required. Supplies included. 

 

Introduction to Screen Printing

Mon/Wed/Fri 5/8, 5/10, 5/12 from 4pm-6pm (6 hrs)

$95 Non-Members

$85 Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 5 students

Learn the basics of screen printing including developing imagery, creating stencils (working with contact paper and screen filler methods), setting up print registration, mixing inks, and more. Supplies included – you will be provided with both paper and a canvas tote bag or bandana to print your design on. 

 

Found Imagery and Plates – Session 2  (with Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 5/27 from 10am-3pm (4.5 hrs)

$70  for Non-Members

$65 for Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 6 students.

What on earth is printmaking? 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, and drypoint. Supplies included. BYO lunch. Take either or both sessions to explore various types of printmaking.

 

Kitchen Lithography

Thursday, 6/1, 5:30pm-7:30pm (2 hrs)

$35 Non-Members

$30 Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 8 students.

Art and chemistry collide! Have you ever etched with Coca-Cola or made a drawing with margarine? Learn how to create a lithographic print from supplies you’d probably find in your kitchen.