Lower East Side Printshop Winter/Spring Classes 2013
New York, NY
WINTER/SPRING 2013Register online: http://printshop.org/web/Learn/Classes/Catalogue.htmlWATERBASED SCREENPRINTING with Roni Henning 6 weeks, 6-9 pmFee: $425Session I: Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19, 2013Session II: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8, 2013Explore 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.INTRO TO PRINTMAKING with Lisa Mackie8 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pmFebruary 6 – March 27, 2013Fee: $520 This course provides a broad introduction to 3 basic printmaking processes. Learn about intaglio techniques by creating a drypoint and etching, create unique prints with monoprint and carve blocks for relief printing. Important techniques used in all printmaking processes, such as paper tearing, ink modification, chine colle, registration, and printing multiple color plates, will also be covered.* This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.MONOTYPE with Sarah Nicole Phillips6 weeks, Mondays, 6-9pmMarch 4 – April 8, 2013Fee: $395This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. Learn to create innovative one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, chine colle, stencils and unique tools to create unique prints. We will pull highly developed monotypes by hand and with the aid of a press.*This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.SOLAR PLATE ETCHING with Sheila Goloborotko6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6-9pmApril 16 – May 21, 2013Fee: $395Solar plate is the safest and quickest method for creating photographic imagery in etching. Also known as photopolymer etching, this is an easy and innovative way to create intaglio and photo etchings without the use of acid and other harmful chemicals. Hand-drawn, photo-based, or digital images are exposed onto light-sensitive polymer plates, which are developed in water and printed on an etching press. *This class uses only Akua Water-based non-toxic inks.INTAGLIO with Erik Hougen6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6-9pmMay 15 – July 2, 2013 (Last class will be on Tuesday)Fee: $520Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a mastery of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through five fundamental intaglio processes: hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite. While learning these fundamental techniques, you will develop two or three images and discuss issues in contemporary art with specific emphasis on printmaking. You will work on a copper plate with etching tools, and print on an intaglio press, as well as explore variations of color printing and chine collé. The 8-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.
Arts & Craft Lessons
November 28 2012 on New York Post Classifieds