ABOUT THIS CLASS:
Although it could be argued that handprints in the caves at Lascaux are the first relief prints ever made by humans, recorded history indicates that the relief technique was used by the Egyptians over 4000 years ago. The Chinese perfected the techniques in the 1st and 2nd centuries, passing the knowledge along the ancient trade routes, eventually making their way to Europe where Gutenberg put his famous press to work and ushered in the dawn of mass communication. The point is, we’ve been reproducing images using relief techniques for a very long time.
In this 4-week class, students will learn the basic techniques of relief printmaking by carving, inking, and printing linoleum blocks. We will make single and multi-color prints as well as discuss tips for using chine collé, making editions, different paper varieties, and using alternative block materials.
In addition, students will gain an understanding of general printmaking procedures, graphics studio practices, and safety protocols. Students will be encouraged to share their thoughts about composition, formal and conceptual elements/ideas, motivation, presentation, and historical and contemporary prints and printmakers.
No prior printmaking experience necessary, but a commitment to artistic exploration is required. Ages 16+
Thursdays, October 19, 26, November 2 and 9, 2023
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Studio 3 & 4
$188 for 4 consecutive classes ($168 tuition + $20 lab fee)
Foundations in Printmaking: Collagraph
Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 2023
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 14, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Studio 3 & 4
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Joan Ffolliott received her BFA from the University of Washington in sculpture and printmaking. She went on to earn her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and was a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for emerging artists. Joan has exhibited her work in numerous shows around the country and she is included in many private collections. In addition to teaching at RISD, Sonoma State University, and Wheaton College, she is currently a member of the faculty at SUNY Ulster Community College, the Woodstock School of Art, and the owner of Ffolliott Design. She lives and works in Malden-on-Hudson, New York.