mokuhanga by previous class student, Yesuk Seo

MOKU HANGA (Japanese Water-based Woodblock Printing)
with Takuji Hamanaka

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm
February 26 – April 9, 2019
(class skips on March 26)
Fee: $395 including 12 hours of 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. We will learn how to transfer images, carve blocks and cut precise “kento” registration marks, make non-toxic waterbased inks from pigment, and print by hand with a traditional Japanese “baren.” We will also learn to edition multi-color prints on kozo paper. This class is also suitable for those with previous experience in the medium.

Takuji Hamanaka is an artist and printmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He apprenticed at Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints in Tokyo Japan, where he learned the traditional Japanese technique for reproductions of old Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. His works have been exhibited at IPCNY, Owen James Gallery, E/AB Fair, and Art on Paper to name a few. He has been a recipient of two NYFA Fellowships and KALA Fellowship, and a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony among many others.

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Intro to Printmaking
with Julia Elsas

5 weeks, Thursdays, 6 – 9pm
April 18 – May 16, 2019
Fee: $350 including 10 hours of studio time

This course provides an exciting introduction to a broad range of printmaking. Through monotype, intaglio, and relief techniques, we will learn traditional and non-traditional methods for planning and printing an image – applying ink, working with drypoint and cutting into a wood and linoleum blocks. Topics also include paper tearing, appropriate printing press set-up, ink modification, chine collé, registration, and printing multiple plates. 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).

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screenprint by previous class student

Intro to Screenprinting
with Roni Henning

6 weeks, Wednesdays, 6 – 9pm
May 15 – June 19, 2019
Fee: $425 including 12 hours of studio time

Explore the wide range of possibilities in screenprinting. This versatile medium 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.

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