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Explorations in Monoprint w/ Visiting Artist Margot B. Myers #1241
Students will use a direct method of printmaking to combine drawing, painting, stenciling, and printing techniques to create new and unique prints. Margot will teach students new ways to layer texture, line, and color to produce one-of-a kind works of art. No experience is required for this class, although the more experienced printmaker will be sure to pick up some new techniques! We encourage you to enroll in Margot’s “Discover Marbling” Workshop where you’ll create marbled papers and fabrics on which you can print. Bonus: For this class, you’ll have extra (and optional) open studio work time in the print studio to finish up class projects on Sunday, February 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. *This class is FULL. Please phone 572-6560 to be put on the wait-list. Mahalo.Class Schedule & Tuition
Day & Duration: Sunday, 1 day
February 7 / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Margot B. Myers
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $125 ($156 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60
Please bring: work clothes, drawings and sketches, optional: pre-worked plates to experiment with
Bonus: For this class, you’ll have extra (and optional) open studio work time in the print studio to finish up class projects on Sunday, February 14 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Margot B. Myers makes visual work that reflects her relationship with the natural world and is influenced by the rural landscapes where she has lived and worked. She spends summers in her family-operated commercial fish camp on the Nushagak River in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. This formative experience and her curiosity about natural systems are the forces that propel the development of her aesthetic. She uses various media to create work that is characteristically delicate, fluid, vital, and elegant. In addition to making works on paper, Margot creates installations that incorporate textiles, ceramics, papers, film, and site-specific drawings on diverse materials. She earned BAs in Art and Spanish from Walla Walla College and an MFA in Printmaking from New Mexico State University. She regularly teaches visual arts classes and workshops to students of all ages. margotbmyers.com
“Talk Story” Presentation with Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran – FREE!
Thursday, February 18 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Solar Plate Etching w/ Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran #1244
Working with solar plates is a safe and environmentally friendly approach to creating traditional etchings without the use of grounds, acids, or solvents. The plates are exposed to UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. Direct drawing, photographic, and digital approaches are just a few of the possible imaging methods. Once created, etched solar plates can be printed as intaglio or relief prints with non-toxic water wash inks. Further explorations will include inking strategies such as chine collé, multiple plate layering, and color wiping. This exciting process has many applications, is easily learned, and appeals to artists, printmakers, and photographers alike.Class Schedule & Tuition
Day & Duration: Saturday – Monday, 3 days
February 20 – 22 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Dorothy Cochran
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $255 ($319 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $60
-Please glue a thin magnetic sheet (available at Dick Blick) to a plastic cutting board with strong glue. If the board is used, please sand for glue to stick and wait to dry. Let dry for a few days before workshop. This item is needed by each student for washing out plates and as non-slip surface for inking up the plates.
-one to two paint scrapers, flexible metal (1 to 1”) for mixing ink
-A few cut up rags, roll of paper towels
-Nitrile gloves for protecting hands, old clothes or print apron
-Notebook, pencil, scissors, utility knife, blue painter’s tape
-Tools for creating hand drawn images – brushes, sponges, sticks, etc.
-Speedball soft brayer, 6 inches—if you have one.
-Newsprint pad (14 x 17) to use for working on the press and carrying home finished prints
Students should bring a selection of images that can be used to make the solar plates.
We will work on an 4” x 5” plates and 6″ x 8″ plates. Bring the following (in a size at 1/16″ larger than plates, so that you can place it well) would be suitable to create the transparency needed to make the plate:
original drawings in ink or pencil
your own digital images
collage that can be photocopied
-lightweight Asian papers for chine colle – a few small sheets for collaging
-We will use Rives BFK paper, bring extra if you want
-We will use Akua ink, bring your favorite colors if you have them
Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker who pushes the boundaries of how to create works on paper. With many years of experience as an artist, educator, and curator, she has developed innovative ways to work and layer substrates, creating prints of luminous quality. She is acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. A two-time recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, she has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, and Manhattan Graphics Center. She is currently a faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum. Her work is represented in both private and public art collections throughout the United States, including The New York Public Library, Prudential Life Insurance, Valley Hospital and the Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT; the Art Museum of Southwest University, MN; and Franklin54 Gallery in New York, NY. She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader with a dedicated following. She has been a featured presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA exhibiting at A Gallery and The Schoolhouse Gallery. Dorothy earned an MFA from Columbia University and an MA & BA from Montclair State University.
Polyester Plate Lithography w/ Visiting Artist Charles Cohan #1245
This workshop will explore the intersection of 19th century lithographic techniques with 21st century materials and practices through the use of polyester lithography plates. The capacity of this inexpensive printing matrix is a relatively recent addition to the printmaking field, and thus the applications are innovative and provide yet another visual expansion of contemporary printmaking. This class explores a process that bridges aspects of both the hand drawn and the photographically generated image. Prerequisite: prior printmaking experienceClass Schedule & Tuition
Day & Duration: Friday – Sunday, 3 days
March 4 – 6 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Charles Cohan
Location: Print Studio
Tuition: $235 ($295 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $75
Supplies will be provided.
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 U.S. Department of State, the Helpmann Foundation, and the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. He currently chairs the printmaking department at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. charlescohan.com
Beginning Relief Printmaking #1279
Have you ever wanted to give printmaking a try? This is your chance! In this beginner’s class, students will learn the fundamental techniques of relief printmaking. Students will use both carving and non-carving forms of relief printmaking, utilizing many different traditional and non-traditional materials and tools. The course will primarily use wood blocks, which are readily available. Proper inking, printing, and press setup will be thoroughly covered. The instructor will provide technical assistance and conceptual feedback during studio work time. At the end of the course, students will be able to take home prints that they have made! Come and learn relief printmaking, express your creativity, and discover your artistic talent!Class Schedule & Tuition
Teaching Artist: Michael Javalde
Day & Duration: Thursdays, 6 weeks
March 31 – May 5 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Printmaking Studio
Tuition: $165 ($206 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30
Please purchase a newsprint pad for 1.) backing; to protect the blankets during printing, and 2.) temporary print storage. We recommend getting a 18″ x 24″ pad, you can always trim it down if you are working in smaller blocks.
“Talk Story” Presentation with Visiting Artist Sally French – FREE!
Thursday, March 31 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm
White-OUT: Techniques for Getting Started When White Hurts Your Eyes w/ Visiting Artist Sally French #1247
“Bright white! Way too white to touch… maybe I should go clean something and
come back later…” Is it hard to get started on that glaring pristine new canvas or paper? This class will get you going! Participants will build a file box of technique-samples and discover the incredible range of effects that can be made with suspended pigments. Sally will show students 50 years accumulation of the best surface-coverage techniques that she has used in her work. Get ready to break the white barrier and go home with a file full of experimental, abstract test plates, sure to stimulate a beginning on the toughest “white-out” day.
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
April 2 & 3 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Sally French
Location: Children’s Studio
Tuition: $144 ($180 nonmember)
Two 1” throwaway brushes
one vapor-barrier mask $38. at Home Depot or Ace Hardware
Known for her humorous approach and experimental explorations in many media, Sally French is now returning to printmaking, her primary focus of study at University of Colorado, Stephens College, and San Francisco Academy of Art. Having maintained a studio on Kaua‘i for 31 years, Sally has recently opened her residence and Double Dog Dare Studio to other artists who wish to explore and discover the monotype process. Sally’s prints have been exhibited nationally at Print Press, Denton, TX, where she was a visiting artist; Trillium Press, San Francisco; Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles; and locally, where her monotypes were recently included in “Anxiety’s Edge,” the inaugural exhibition of contemporary art at The Honolulu Museum of Art. In 2014, Sally’s completed a residency in Printmaking at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and in 2015, she was a Visiting Artist at Denver School of the Arts in Denver, CO. doubledogdarestudio.com