ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Carborundum aquatint is a painterly intaglio process achieving a wide tonal range without acid, rosin or toxic chemicals usually associated with traditional aquatint. Carborundum grit in various degrees of texture from course to very fine is mixed with acrylic medium and brushed on to either acrylic or mat board plates. When dry, the plate is inked and wiped like a traditional intaglio plate. The use of Plexiglas makes multi-plate registration very simple. The wiping of ink from a carborundum plate does not discolor ink as is common with zinc or copper plates. The instructor, in a long career as a master printer, has introduced this technique to artists such as Joan Mitchell and Emily Mason and examples of their prints will be shown.
Anthony Kirk, a master printer, teacher and artist, has for several years collaborated with Wolf Kahn in the printing of his monotypes using textured plates, water based Akua inks and Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons.
Anthony Kirk was head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics from 1988 until 2000. During this time he worked on major projects by artists such as Frank Stella and Helen Frankenthaler.
After the closure of TGL, Kirk’s talent for printmaking led him to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he was the Artistic Director and Master Printer for 13 years.
At the center, he established an exhibition program and mounted six exhibitions a year. The first exhibition, Prints and Proofs, was a selection of prints by Helen Frankenthaler. Bouquet, A Survey of Flowers in Print, Frankenthaler, Donald Sultan and John Walker were among forty artists who contributed prints.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
March 11–12, Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM. This class is full.