Monday, Jun 3, 2013
Etching: All LevelsJune 3, 2013 to July 15, 2013 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM Instructor: Sunghee Park
This class is for both beginning and advanced students to learn about the basic process of etching medium or to explore etching in greater depth. The etching techniques covered in the class would include a) hard-ground and aquatint etching to produce both linear and tonal effects, and b) soft-ground to create textures and painterly effects on etching. There will be demonstrations and plenty of sample prints for each medium for students to look at. You are encouraged to bring into class ideas that you are interested in pursuing; bring your sketches, personal photos and resources of your interests, which can help you make the contents of your images. Let’s explore a variety of etching techniques and get familiar with the medium of a long tradition. The class will provide materials necessary including zinc plates, tools and papers. No class 7/1.
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013
Relief Printmaking: WoodcutJune 5, 2013 to July 10, 2013 — 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 prints using their blocks.
Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013
Introduction to PrintmakingJuly 2, 2013 to August 6, 2013 — 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. No class 7/4.