Classes – Fall 2013
The Printmaking Center’s education program is a transformative, lifelong learning experience that enables artists to grow and evolve; sharpen their skills; and develop their own unique artistic voice.
1 days of complimentary Studio Use with class registration. Full day class participants receive 1 complimentary Studio Use voucher.
Some participants choose to use their complimentary studio voucher with their fellow classmates. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a studio date with other class participants.
Intaglio Printing with Plaster and Glue with Rebecca Gilbert
Saturday, Oct 26, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $120, NM – $135. Materials: $50
This hands-on class explores two methods of printing drypoints, monoprints and etchings without the need for paper or a press. By printing onto plaster and archival glue students will create dimensional plaster printed objects and ghostly translucent prints that can be layered onto other prints, or mounted onto panels. These non-toxic processes are appropriate for varying skill levels and great for artists that want to explore new mediums. Class participants will complete one small drypoint on plaster, and will begin a second drypoint to be printed from glue.
Traditional Processes for a Contemporary Mind: Intaglio, Etching & More with Ahni Kruger
4 Mondays: Nov 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10am-4pm
Fees: M: $360, NM: $375. Supply Fee: $90
Artists will experiment with traditional intaglio and etching techniques to create imagery on copper plates. Techniques such as dry point, aquatint, sugar lift, spit bite, hard and soft ground will be explored as one plate is transformed with the accumulation of techniques. Artists will print state proofs and color proofs as plate develops. No previous experience necessary.
The Experimental and Painterly Print with Bruce Waldman
Saturday, Sept 28 and Sunday, Sept 29, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $195, NM – $210. Supply Fee: $35
This class is ideal for artists who love to draw and paint directly and spontaneously. Monoprints incorporate draftsmanship and direct painting with printmaking. This class approaches monoprinting in a unique way; draw and paint in color with rollers, brushes, palette knives and explore how to use found materials creating textures that enhance the atmosphere and mood of a picture. We will focus on pulling both light out of a dark background as well as working dark on light. Students who love to draw find freedom using these techniques, their color sense is expanded and their drawing abilities can evolve to a higher level. All levels of experience welcome.
Monotypes: Control and Chance with Agnes Murray
2 Wednesdays: Oct 16 & 23, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $295, NM – $375. Supply Fee: $45
The monotype process allows an artist to complete a print in one day and explore a series of ideas in printmaking rapidly. A unique image is created by using brayers, rollers and brushes to draw/paint on a surface, which is then printed onto a sheet of paper creating a reverse image. In this course we will use a plexiglass plate and printmaking inks, creating images in black and white and/or color, with a focus on contrasting values and transparency and opacity. The course will cover issues of set up and preparation, choice of materials, and basic printmaking principles necessary for a successful monotype, leading to enhanced printmaking skills. The course uses an approach to image-making in monotypes that combines a controlled drawing process with the chance inherent in a printmaking medium.
Variable Relief Monotype with Annelies van Dommelen
2 Mondays: Oct 21 & Oct 28, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $ 200, NM – $ 220, Materials Fee: $15
Nothing to be afraid of here, print it, its only paper. These are the words the instructor will utter throughout her course on monotype because it is surprisingly true and truly surprising. The results can be better or worse that expected when working on plexiglass with all the additive and reductive choices that one makes in this painterly print. Students will be encouraged to be spontaneous and to let go of pre-conceived ideas. This is all about process and painting in the moment.
Silkscreen A to Z with Jase Clark
5 Fridays: Sept 20 & 27, and Oct 4, 11 & 18, 10 am – 4 pm
Fees: M – $400, NM – $415. Supply Fee: $95
In this comprehensive beginner/intermediate-level class students learn the fundamentals of silkscreen with water based ink using direct and photo emulsion silkscreen techniques. Students can combine various techniques learned to create small editions or a variety of original prints.
Advanced Silkscreen with Jase Clark
2 Saturdays: Oct 5 & 12, 10am – 5 pm
Fees: M – $215, NM – $230. Supply Fee: $ 60
In this advanced class students will gain a comprehensive understanding of a variety of silkscreen techniques to help take their work to the next level. This class is intended for artists who are interested in honing and developing their skills. Students will learn to mix and layer colors; use various inks and additives; master the registration process; and employ transparent vs. opaque color. Based on interest, techniques may include a variety of stencil-making methods, direct approaches, computer techniques, reductive printing and photo-emulsion.
From Direct to Photographic Silkscreen with Dave DiMarchi
3 Wednesdays, Nov 6, 13 & 20, 10 am – 4 pm
Fees: M – $235, NM – $250. Supply Fee: $75
Using contemporary silkscreen methods students will approach the screen through photographic means, creating a final image by using a combination of hand-drawn stencils, photographic images and the layering of colors. Students will learn the steps needed to create a small edition of silkscreen prints using water-based inks. No silkscreen experience necessary.
The Layered Experimental Monoprint with Jase Clark
3 Saturdays: Nov 9, 16 & 23, 10am – 5pm
Fees: M – $ 275, NM – $290. Supply Fee: $65
In this comprehensive intermediate-level class students learn the fundamentals of monoprinting on plexiglass and how to print plates on the etching press. Students will also learn the technique of monoprinting using silkscreen with acrylic ink and watercolor, and also using photo emulsion silkscreen techniques. Students can combine various techniques learned to create small editions or a variety of original prints.
Lino-Clinic with Jase Clark
3 Thursdays: Oct 3, 10 & 17, 10am-4pm
M: $250, NM: $265. Supply Fee: $60
This simple and under-rated technique can produce rich artwork and amazing imagery. Artists will explore the reductive method to create a linocut edition and multi-plate printing of transparent layers. No previous experience necessary.
Photographing Your Artwork with Mark Ludak
Friday, Oct 25, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $125, NM – $140. No Supply Fee.
In this class we go over aspects of photographing 2-D artwork. We will cover ISO to insure the highest quality file, color balance, appropriate file formats, correct exposure and exposure compensation, lens qualities, image alignment and correction. We will photograph one piece of artwork from each participant and introduce the image correction tools of Adobe Photoshop CS6. Bring whatever digital camera you have, a USB storage device and a tripod (if you have one). 2-D artwork to be photographed should be no larger than 20” x 24”. All work should be unframed.
Digital Photography I with Mark Ludak
3 Fridays: Nov 8, 15 & 22, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $340, NM – $360. Supply Fee: $100
The class serves as a foundation for Digital Photography with an emphasis on the camera and creating digital files. This class is intended for both entry level and experienced photographers. Bring whatever digital camera you have. Over the course of this class we will cover the fundamentals of exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and lens characteristics. There will be one hands-on photography session (weather dependent). We will also cover image import, editing, saving and output. There will be an introduction to Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw interface for working on your photos in JPEG file format and Adobe Bridge for organizing and adding metadata to your files. File formats, color space, image resolution and how they impact your photographic file will also be discussed. We will introduce the RAW file format and Adobe Lightroom as an image editing, archiving and output tool. Students will print two 13” x 19” images. All levels of experience welcome.
Pulp Painting with Handmade Paper with Kathy Metaxas
Monday, Sept 30, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $110, NM – $125, Materials Fee: $25
In this class students will learn how to make sheets of paper using abaca and cotton fibers incorporating various methods of layering colorful pulp called “pulp paint”. Pulp paint is highly beaten cotton fiber that has been pigmented. Its consistency makes it easy to apply and manipulate. Students will be encouraged to be spontaneous and experimental using loose expressive techniques. Participants will come away with their personally designed stack of handmade paper can be used in printmaking, paper art, book arts, mixed media, origami and various other paper projects. All levels welcome.
Paper Pulp Casting with Kathy Metaxas
Monday, Oct 7, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $110, NM – $125, Supply Fee: $35
Students will learn the basics of creating handmade paper pulp and plaster molds to make relief paper sculpture. Cast paper sculptures are finished works of art or can be integrated into other mixed media and paper projects.
Introduction to Hand-Set Type on the Letterpress with Dave DiMarchi
3 Wednesdays: Sept 25, Oct 2 & 9, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $235, NM – $250. Supply Fee: $50
This introductory class will teach students the basics of working with hand-set type on the Vandercook letterpress. Students will create a small collaborative broadside using hand-set lead type and imagery from the Printmaking Center’s vast assortment of lead and wood type. Students will produce an edition of one-color postcards or stationary. Students should be open to trading and/or collaborating with other artists.
Linoleum Relief Printing on the Letterpress with Dave DiMarchi
3 Tuesdays: Oct 15, 22 & 29, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $235, NM – $250. Supply Fee: $65
This introductory class will teach students the basics of working on the Vandercook Letterpress, with an emphasis on creating an edition of two-color linoleum relief prints. Students will also be introduced to working with hand-set type from the Printmaking Center’s vast assortment of lead and wood type. All levels welcome.
Plate-Making: Design and Creation for Letterpress with Dave DiMarchi
3 Thursdays: Nov 7, 14 & 21, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $235, NM – $250. Supply Fee: $75
This intermediate class will teach students the ins and outs of designing and creating type-high processed plates for printing on the Vandercook Letterpress. The class will employ Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as the mechanics of design. Using their designed plates, students will create an edition of a one-two color broadside print. Students should have a working knowledge of printing on the Vandercook.
Hardcover Signature Bookbinding with Dave DiMarchi
Thursday, Sept 26, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $95, NM – $110. Supply Fee: $25
This introductory class will teach students the basic techniques of binding a codex into a hardcover case that can be used as a journal, sketchbook or photo album. This traditional binding technique is easily adapted to many shapes and sizes. Using found and recycled papers, prints, and boards, books will be personalized to the individual artist. Students are encouraged to bring assorted papers, prints, photographs and found objects that can be included in their constructions.
Thinking Inside the Box with Liz Mitchell
1 Saturday: Oct 19, 10am – 4pm
Fees: M – $113, NM – $123. Supply Fee: $25
Boxes are used in a variety of ways to enhance and protect your finished artwork. In this class students will learn the complete process of making archival box containers. Learn how to make a dust cover and portfolio style box as a container for your artist books or print portfolio. Students will leave the class with two sample boxes.
Constructed Images Housed in a Border Book with Sandra C. Fernandez
Wednesday, Oct 30, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $135, NM – $150. Supply Fee: $35
In this class students will construct images out of previously developed plates recreating and finding new meanings and connections among and between them. They will then make a Border Book. The border book is a format, not a particular type of binding. It allows a single sheet to be folded into a 16 page thrown-out book. The content of the book can be read page by page and/or by opening and extending the folded pages to reveal a full image. Students will produce a small edition of Border Books.
The Drop Spine Box: Every Printmaker’s Dream with Sandra C. Fernandez
Thursday, Oct 31, 10am-4pm
Fees: M – $135, NM – $150. Supply Fee: $35
Learn how to make a Drop Spine Box using archival materials. The drop spine box is an acid-free, made-to-size container that is commonly utilized in museums and collections to house editions of prints, photographs and artist’s books.
Independent Project for the Co-dependent Printmaker with Sheila Goloborotko
Saturday, Sept 21, 10 am – 4 pm
Fees: M – $120, NM – $140. No Supply Fee.
We all know how intimidating it is to start a new project! How about working towards an independent project in a collective environment with the assistance of a master printer? This class is designed to keep not only cost in mind but to allow artists to work independently! Master printer will discuss individual projects in this group setting and artists will participate in a collective discussion and will individually explore their own tasks.
Collagraphs: From Surface to Soul with Annelies van Dommelen
2 Tuesdays: Nov 5 & 12, 10 am – 4 pm
Fees: M – $150, NM – $165. Supply Fee: $35.
In this two-day class artists will explore the creation of a collagraphic plate adding textures and engraving on soft medium. Different kinds of surface will be employed to explore endless tonal effects. Plates will be inked as a relief, intaglio plate or combination of both. Artists will experiment with different viscosity of inks applied to the same plate. This session will explore multi-drop printing. Some printmaking experience required.
One-on-One with Sheila Goloborotko
Open to Members Only: $250 (3 hour session)
Treat yourself (and your work) to a day of recovery and discovery! Individual sessions in collaboration with the master printer will support the further development of your ideas and concepts towards a specific project and/or give you a chance to experiment with something new in your work; either technically or conceptually. To book a One-on-One session, contact Sheila Goloborotko at email@example.com.
Turning Point with Sheila Goloborotko
Fees: M: $150, NM: $165. No Materials Fee. (2 hour session)
Are you feeling stuck with your work? Are technical difficulties stopping your creative momentum? Are you ready to bring your work to the next level? This popular one-on-one consultation with Sheila Goloborotko will help artists solve technical and/or conceptual problems in their work and will bring a fresh start to the creative process. The goal is to encourage the voice and vision of individual artists to support the creation of work that pushes the boundaries of their work. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced artists. To book a Turning Point session, contact Sheila Goloborotko at firstname.lastname@example.org.