Classes

Intaglio 2016_02

Intaglio Techniques

with Erik Hougen
4 weeks, Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
August 2 – August 23, 2018
Fee: $275 / Includes 8 hours of free studio time

Explore the rich and incredibly diverse possibilities of intaglio printing. This course aims to provide students with a command of basic intaglio techniques as well as an overview of historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. We will work through a variety of intaglio processes, including dry point, hard ground, soft ground, aquatint, and others. 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, print on an intaglio press, and explore methods of color printing. This 4-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

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Collagraph Workshop

with Julia Elsas
2 weeks, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
September 5 – September 12, 2018
Fee: $145 / Includes 4 hours of free studio time

Explore the diverse techniques and infinite possibilities of collagraph—a print made from a plate collaged with varied components. You will build your plate by layering found objects, your favorite materials, such as lace, papers, leaves, cards, gloves, and anything else you desire. We will then experiment with a wide range of inking techniques that will add tones, lines, shapes, and embossments to your images. We will also cover printing essentials including paper trimming, setting up the printing press, ink modification, and registration. This class uses only non-toxic waterbased inks.

Julia Elsas work encompasses printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, papermaking, installation, and performance. Past exhibitions and performances include: Drawing Center, Ortega y Gasset, International Print Center, Art Merge Lab, North Carolina Museum of Art among others. She was a resident fellow at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in 2017. She is the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, and she teaches printmaking and bookbinding at Montclair State University, and ceramics at New Jersey City University (NJCU). juliaelsas.com

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Image courtesy of Karen Lederer

Monotype

with Karen Lederer
4 weeks, Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
September 27 – October 18, 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. We will create innovative, colorful, one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and collage. We will 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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Intro to Screenprinting

with Roni Henning
6 weeks, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
October 9 – November 13, 2018
Fee: $425 / Includes 12 hours of free studio time

Explore the wide range of possibilities in this versatile medium. Screenprinting allows you to easily print hand-drawn, photographic, and digital imagery on paper, fabric, and other surfaces in endless variety of colors. We will create handmade and photographic matrices and learn to use an exposure unit to make screens, and a vacuum press to print them. 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 garments.

Roni Henning is the director and master printer of Henning Screenprint 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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Julia Elsas, Woodblock
Image courtesy of Julia Elsas

Intro to Printmaking

with Julia Elsas
5 weeks, Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm
November 7 – December 12 (class skips on November 21)
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, Ortega y Gasset, International Print Center, Art Merge Lab, North Carolina Museum of Art among others. She was a resident fellow at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in 2017. She is the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, and she teaches printmaking and bookbinding at Montclair State University, and ceramics at New Jersey City University (NJCU). juliaelsas.com

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