Saturday, Apr 5, 2014
Advanced Book StructuresApril 5, 2014 to April 6, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Maureen Cummins
Have a group of poems or a Memoir you’d like bound? In this weekend intensive, students will make a flat-back case binding housed in a fall-back box. The class will also make decorative endsheets and title inserts for their books. Previous experience, or the class INTRODUCTION TO BOOK STRUCTURES is recommended, but is not required.
Monday, Apr 7, 2014
Etching: All LevelsApril 7, 2014 to May 12, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Sunghee Park
This class is for both beginning and advanced students to learn about the basic process of the etching medium or to explore etching in greater depth. The etching techniques covered in the class will 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 sample prints for each medium. Students should bring sketches, personal photos and resources to reference. The class will provide materials necessary including zinc plates, tools and papers.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Relief Printmaking: WoodcutMay 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.