with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays 6-9 pm
July 25 – August 29, 2017
Explore 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, we 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 6-week course is suited for beginners and also offers intermediate students deeper exploration of the medium.
Erik Hougen, the Printshop’s Artistic Director & Master Printer is an accomplished artist, educator and printer. Since 2006, he has worked as a printer for the studios of Kathy Caraccio, Pace Prints, Howling Print Studio, Donald Baechler, and KaiKai Kiki Studio (Takashi Murakami). He has taught printmaking techniques at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY. erikhougen.com
INTRO TO SCREENPRINTING
with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
September 7 – October 12, 2017
Explore the wide range of techniques in this versatile medium. Screenprinting allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital images on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in a variety of colors. You will create stencils and learn to use a vacuum press and exposure unit to develop screens. Topics will include screen preparation, color separation for multi-screen prints, correct color mixing, registration, screen monoprinting, editioning, and basic methods of printing onto t-shirts and other objects. Artists should bring ideas and/or images to the first session.
Roni Henning is the director and master printer of Henning Screen Print Workshop, NY, and is the author of two books on waterbased screenprinting. She has taught printmaking at New York Institute of Technology, and workshops at Rutgers University, Parsons School of Design, and many other universities and institutes throughout the country. ronihenning.com
MONOTYPE / POCHOIR
with Karen Lederer
4 weeks, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
October 3 – October 24, 2017
This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to introduce pochoir, a stenciling technique with gouache, into one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. You will create innovative, colorful, one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and stenciling. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, stencils and unique tools. Learn to prepare brushes and cut stencils. We will achieve a brilliant and rich palette with the most advanced waterbased non-toxic materials, and create highly developed monotypes and pochoir prints.
Karen Lederer is an accomplished New York artist and educator and a former Keyholder artist in residence. Exhibitions include Driscoll Babcock Gallery, IPCNY, RISD Museum, Field Projects, and many others. karenlederer.com
INTRO TO PRINTMAKING
with Julia Elsas
5 weeks, Mondays 6 – 9 pm
October 30 – November 27, 2017
This is an introductory course that teaches the basics of printmaking. Through monotype, intaglio, and relief, we will learn traditional and nontraditional methods for planning and printing an image. This class will cover paper tearing, setting appropriate printing press pressure, ink modification, chine collé, registration, and printing with multiple plates. We will learn techniques for applying ink, cutting into a wood and linoleum blocks, and working with drypoint. This class uses non-toxic inks.
Julia Elsas work encompasses printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, papermaking, installation, and performance. Past exhibitions and performances include: Drawing Center, New York, NY; Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY; International Print Center, New York, NY; Art Merge Lab, Los Angeles, CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; among others. This spring she was a resident fellow at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia. She is the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, and she teaches printmaking and bookbinding at Montclair State University. More information can be found on her website: juliaelsas.com.