Classes

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INTAGLIO TECHNIQUES

with Erik Hougen
6 weeks, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
January 16– February 20, 2018
Fee: $395  /  Includes 12 hours of free studio time.

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

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

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INTRO TO SCREENPRINTING

with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
January 17 – February 28, 2018 (no class on January 31st)
Fee: $425   /  Includes 12 hours of free studio time.

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.

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

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JAPANESE WATERBASED WOODBLOCK (MOKUHANGA)

with April Vollmer
6 weeks, Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
February 22– March 29, 2018
Fee: $395   /  Includes 12 hours of free studio time.

Mokuhanga, 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, print with water based colors, 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.

April Vollmer is a New York based artist and printmaker who specializes in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut. With an MFA from Hunter College, she has exhibited her work internationally and has taught workshops across the U.S. She was on the board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan and her book Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released by Watson-Guptill in 2015. aprilvollmer.com

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Image courtesy of Karen Lederer

MONOTYPE

with Karen Lederer
4 weeks, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
February 27– March 20, 2018
Fee: $275   /  Includes 8 hours of free studio time.

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

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RELIEF PRINTMAKING

with Evan Bellantone
4 weeks, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
March 28 – April 18, 2018
Fee: $275   /  Includes 8 hours of free studio time.

This course will introduce you to various methods of woodcut relief printmaking, including reduction block printing, stenciling and relief monoprinting techniques. This direct and versatile process is one of the oldest and direct methods of printing. In this class we will observe examples of woodblock prints by contemporary artists, learn how to translate an image to a block, 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, registration, paper tearing, and alternative techniques to integrate with woodblock.

Evan Bellantone is a printmaker and artist working in New York City. Since 2011 he was worked as a printer at Jungle Press editions, working on projects with artists such as Ken Buhler, Ellen Gallagher and Nicole Eisenman. He has shown his work at the International Print Center of New York and is currently an MFA candidate at Hunter College. evanbellantone.com

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INTRO TO PRINTMAKING

with Julia Elsas
5 weeks, Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
April 5 – May 3, 2018
Fee: $350   /  Includes 10 hours of free studio time.

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.

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ABOUT CLASSES

The Printshop provides all tools and basic materials for classes. While sample paper is provided for proofing, students will eventually have to bring in their own paper for their final prints. In addition to class time, students receive a certain number of hours of free independent studio time to use once the course begins. Students may schedule this time Monday-Friday from 10-6, or weekends from 12-6 through the Sunday following the final class. If you have any questions please feel free to email info@printshop.org!

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

100% refund for classes cancelled by the Printshop; 100% refund if you cancel your registration two weeks or more before the first day of a class; 50% refund if you cancel your registration one week or more before the first day of the class. No refunds or pro-rating for missed sessions; class tuition is non-negotiable.