printmaking

printmaking

Photopolymer Intaglio
Saturdays, 1/13/18-2/3/18 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $120 | Non-Member: $140 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Colleen Cox
Level: Beginner

Photopolymer Intaglio is a nontoxic printmaking technique with rich tonal results for both photographic and hand-drawn images. Students will learn to use Photoshop to make or alter images which will be used to make printmaking plates, from which we will make limited edition prints using a variety of papers. Please bring a flash drive with 3 or 4 images with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher to create a printing plate.

Introduction to Printmaking ***HVCC***
Wednesdays, 1/24/18-4/4/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 10 Sessions
Member: $395 | Non-Member: $439 | Studio Fee: $95
Instructor: Sunghee Park
Level: Beginner

Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing press. In this class you will learn a variety of techniques for creating images on monotype plates. You will work on single-pass and multi-pass printing that combines additive, subtractive, tracing, stencil, and transfer techniques. You will make a carborundum plate as a one-of-a-kind collograph that can produce multiple prints. NO CLASS 3/28.

Monotype Printmaking
Thursdays, 2/8/18-3/22/18 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $200 | Non-Member: $220 | Studio Fee: $50
Instructor: Sunghee Park
Level: Beginner/All Levels

Expand your drawing and painting skills through monotype printmaking! Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The image is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together, usually using a printing press. This class will focus on one-of-a-kind prints, working with Plexiglass plates and water-based intaglio inks. We will cover various monotype techniques including: negative and additive processes, stencils, tracing, and working with multiple plates. We will also discuss line quality, mark-making, composition, contrast, and color. Participants are encouraged to think of monotype as a process of investigation and experimentation to ultimately find out which process works for you best. The class is open to all levels. Studio hours will be offered for independent working time. NO CLASS 2/22.

Woodcut Printmaking Workshop
Saturday, 3/3/18 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Colleen Cox
Level: Beginner

Learn to carve and hand print woodcuts in this intensive one-day workshop. You will be guided through all steps of the process from transferring an image, to carving techniques, to inking and printing a small edition of prints. Techniques learned in this workshop can be used with a minimal setup at home without a press. Please bring a 6x8" photocopy of an image you'd like to work with as we will get right to work!

Introduction to Collagraph
Saturdays, 3/17/18-3/24/18 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM | 2 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Colleen Cox
Level: Beginner

Collagraph is a versatile plate-making process that offers a wide range of creative expression by creating texture, dimension, and tonal variety in your prints. In this two-day workshop, we will explore working directly onto the printing plate using a variety of materials, including acrylic mediums, fabric, and other textures. The first day will involve making plates and the second day we will print on the etching press using a variety of different inking techniques.

Etching
Tuesdays, 4/3/18-5/15/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $200 | Non-Member: $220 | Studio Fee: $50
Instructor: Sunghee Park
Level: Beginner/All Levels

This class will cover basic etching techniques and the use of copper plates, etching tools, and an etching press. You will also be introduced to significant works by artists who have worked with this medium throughout printmaking history. We will go over a variety of etching techniques, including hard ground for line drawing, soft ground for texture creating, and adding tonality with aquatint. Throughout the class, we'll have ongoing discussion about how to choose the right paper, ink options and modifiers, how to dry your finished prints, signing and numbering your print edition, and printmaking safety. This class is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced printmakers. Outside of class, studio hours will be offered for independent working time. NO CLASS 5/1.

Basic Block Printing
Thursdays, 4/12/18-5/3/18 | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Dana Sela
Level: Beginner

In this course you will learn the basic steps to creating a multi-color block print. From greeting cards to business logos or just fun drawings, you will be able to create your own original "stamp" that you can print again and again! This is a great class for beginners!

Etching Workshop
Saturday, 5/5/18 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $120 | Non-Member: $140 | Studio Fee: $50
Instructor: Sunghee Park
Level: Beginner

Join the Etching Workshop! This introductory workshop will focus on the two basic etching techniques: hard ground for line drawing, and soft ground to create textures. In this class, we will go over plate preparation, how to use various etching tools, and how to use an etching press. We will also cover how to get your plates print-ready, choosing the right paper and inks, registration and printing editions, and drying, signing, and numbering prints.

Monotype Workshop
Saturday, 5/12/18 | 10:00 AM-3:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $120 | Non-Member: $140 | Studio Fee: $50
Instructor: Sunghee Park
Level: Beginner

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in making a playful and intimate image by using a tracing process in your work. Whether you are a monotype enthusiast or trying monotype for the first time, you may find it both exciting and challenging. Trace monotype is a direct-drawing printmaking technique. The pressure of the drawing tool picks up a line of ink on the paper as the pen bears down. This very simple method of transferring ink through the touch of a tool to the surface of the paper offers many expressive possibilities. Subtle, immediate mark-making is the pleasure of this printing technique. In this workshop, we will work with water-based intaglio ink, tracing paper, and Plexiglass. Bring your favorite images: photos, printouts from any printed books, and/or magazines to work with.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 273-0552

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