Printmaking & Mixed Media

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Collagraphic Printmaking Processes w/ Visiting Artist Charlie Cohan #826

Inexpensive and readily available materials, sustainable and re-purposed supplies, and the ability to make prints at a larger scale all inspire new discoveries of the printed matrix. In this workshop, students will explore a combination of mainstream and alternative mark making tools and techniques. The class will examine both constructive and reductive processes in the development of the printing matrix while utilizing a topographic approach mirrored by the ability to print in both relief and intaglio methods. Students will use non-traditional tools for the inscription of marks upon MDF and plywood and will practice carving, hammering, grinding, stamping, sanding, burning, collaging, and varnishing. Students will develop surface textures on printing plates using a multitude of materials and tools. Inking processes and press setup will be thoroughly covered. Daily demonstrations, technical assistance and conceptual feedback from the instructor is paired with studio work time. Prerequisites: some prior printmaking experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Charlie Cohan
Days: Friday – Sunday, 3 days
Dates: October 10 – 12
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Printmaking Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $55

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Charles Cohan received his MFA in printmaking from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has taught workshops at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Pilchuck Glass School, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic, Whanganui Polytechnic in New Zealand, Canberra Glassworks/Megalo Printmakers and the University of South Australia. He has received research grants from the US Department of State, the Helpmann Foundation, and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He currently chairs the printmaking area at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. charlescohan.com

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Non-Toxic, Multilayered, Color Monotypes w/ Visiting Artist Barbara Elam #827

Students will learn valuable printmaking techniques that can by done by novices to pros! After demonstrating her techniques, Barbara will guide students through the creation of several color monotypes using simple non-toxic materials. Each student will make simple drawings or designs to use as a matrix under a plexiglas plate. Students will learn the magic of using color in layers to create any color needed from just the three primary colors. This class is a great lesson in color theory! Drawing skills are helpful, but not required.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Barbara Elam
Days: Monday – Wednesday, 2 weeks (6 days)
Dates: November 3 – 5 & 10 – 12
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Printmaking Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

TBD

Open Studio

N/A

About the Teaching Artists

Barbara Elam is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Rockford College and DePauw University. In 1989, she received the honor of Bunting Institute Fellow of Radcliffe College at Harvard University where she was an artist in residence. Her work has been included in over 250 national exhibits and a few international exhibits. Her pieces are included in museum and university collections including The Fogg Museum of Harvard, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara Elam received her BFA from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MFA from East Texas State University, along with advanced studies in printmaking at the University of Dallas at Irving. barbaraelam.com

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