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
June 15 – July 20, 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
with Karen Lederer
4 weeks, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
June 21 – July 12, 2017
This comprehensive workshop will introduce you to 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 collage. Explore color mixing, brushwork, image transfer, ghost images, stencils and unique tools. We will achieve a brilliant and rich palette with the most advanced waterbased non-toxic materials, and create highly developed monotypes.
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