Exploring Printmaking with Allison Doherty
Dates: July 1, 15, 29 // August 12, 19
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Printmaking Studio
Fee: $50 plus $15 materials fee
These one day studio classes will introduce new practices to those who want to try something new, or can be taken to reinvigorate a previously learned skill that may have gotten rusty over time. Explore techniques such as linoleum block printing; dry-point etching; monotype; collography; working with stencils (pochoir); additive, subtractive and mixed-media processes. Ink options include both water-based and oil-based. Take multiple classes over the course of several days to gain an overview of these techniques. The instructor will tailor these classes to individual interests and needs. The studio offers several press beds for both the experienced and the inexperienced printmaker. A studio fee provides materials and printing inks. Paper is available for purchase or bring your own. Bring a lunch or snack.
MONOTYPE: A unique print is a one-of-a-kind transfer of an inked or painted image from a Plexiglas plate to paper pressure or by means of a press. Sometimes there is enough ink or paint residue left on the plate surface to pull a second, much lighter print. This is called a “ghost”. Each transfer is unique and cannot be exactly duplicated.
RELIEF BLOCK PRINTING: The transfer of drawings and compositions that are cut into soft linoleum using carving tools and run a proof.
DRY-POINT ETCHING: "Drawing" into Plexiglas sheets with a metal scribe, ink the sheets and print the results. This technique can be combined with other printmakingpossibilities, such as chine collé or with drawing to create a multi-layered final piece.