Printmaking

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Relief Printmaking: Woodcut

May 13, 2014 to June 3, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Joshua Pickens

Woodcut printmaking dates back to 17th century China and is considered to be the oldest form of printmaking. In woodcut, an ink drawing is made on a wood block. The artist cuts away uninked areas, leaving inked areas raised. Printing ink is applied to the raised surface and a sheet of paper is laid on the block to take an impression by hand or a press. Students will learn woodcut relief printmaking techniques including how to create acetone photocopy transfer as well as carving images on to blocks of birch plywood. When students have completed cutting and carving their blocks, the group will create multiple editions of their prints.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Introduction to Printmaking

May 27, 2014 to June 26, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: Sunghee Park

This is an introduction to two forms of printmaking, monoprint and collograph. Monoprints are one-of-a-kind prints that are made through a process similar to painting. Collographs are made by creating a highly textured collage and then using a press to imprint the texture onto the paper. You’ll learn to make single and multiple images, explore the use of color, and the possibilities of layering opaque and transparent images. The printing processes of relief and lithography will also be discussed in relation to the techniques learned in this class. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration polices apply; please call 273-0552.