with Justin Sanz
6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pm
June 17 – July 22
This course will introduce you to various methods of creating woodcut and linocut prints. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest methods of printing. Learn how to prepare wood and linoleum blocks, carve images by hand, apply ink with rollers, and print by hand and on the press using oil based inks. Also covered will be methods for creating images with multiple blocks and colors, reduction printing, and alternative techniques.
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, 6-9 pm
Session I: Thursdays, June 6 – 27; July 11 – 18
Session II: Tuesdays, August 6 – September 10
Explore the wide range of screenprinting techniques in this versatile medium. Silkscreen allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.
JAPANESE WATERBASED WOODBLOCK (MOKU HANGA)
With April Vollmer
6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pm
July 24 – August 21; Sept 4
Moku hanga, the traditional Japanese technique, allows you to print luminous colors with easy registration and without the use of solvents or a printing press. Learn how to transfer images, carve blocks and cut kento registration marks, make non-toxic waterbased inks from pigment, and print by hand with a baren. You will also learn to edition multi-color prints on kozo paper. This class is also suitable for those with previous experience in the medium.
with Roni Henning
5 days, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
July 29 – August 2
This intensive beginning workshop will introduce you to various screenprinting techniques. Ideal for those with tighter schedules and would like to focus on screenprinting in a concentrated week-long session. Print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create handmade and photographic stencils and learn to use a vacuum table and exposure unit to shoot screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-plate prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning. and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts.
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April Vollmer conducts a Hanga
© Amy Kao 2007
Linocut and screenprint, 28" x 22" image,
33" x 26.25" sheet
© Sheila Pepe 2004
E. 4th Near Bowery
Aquatint, etching, sugar lift, 11.75" x 11"
image, 30.5" x 22.5"
© Ryan McGinness 2007
Untitled (Ice Cream Trees)
Unique screenprint, 36.75" x 27.50"
image and sheet
© Tomie Arai 2002
Solarplate etching, 8.25" x 5.75" image,
14.5" x 11.5" sheet
© Jackie Battenfield 2003
Monoprint, screenprint, embossment, and collage
10" x 18 " image, 22.5" x 30.25" sheet
© Felix Plaza 2006
Monoprint, 11" x 8.5" image and sheet
© Karen Cunningham, 2000
Photo Collagraph, 30" x 22"