ABOUT THIS CLASS
Foundations in Printmaking is a studio course that introduces (or re-introduces) students to a variety of beginning and intermediate printmaking techniques. Each 4-week class block focuses on a specific method ranging from traditional (Lino block relief) to experimental (pronto-plate lithography).
Besides hands-on opportunities to create work using specific techniques, students will gain an understanding of general printmaking procedures, graphics studio practices, and safety protocols. In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in ongoing discussions about composition, formal and conceptual elements/ideas, motivation, presentation, and contemporary prints and printmakers.
Students will be focusing on collagraph during the month of September. Deceptively simple, though engaging enough for a lifetime of exploration, the Collagraph printmaking technique is used to produce images using textural materials. A collagraph marries the language of collage to the repeatable matrix of a traditional printmaking plate, enabling both one-of-a-kind works on paper and editions. Considered both an Intaglio and a Relief method of printmaking, Collagraph invites experimentation. In this 4 week Collagraph class, we will explore a variety of plate-making formats, inking methods, and printing techniques.
No experience necessary, but a commitment to artistic exploration is required. Ages 16 +
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$170/4 consecutive classes, ($160 tuition + $10 lab fee).SUPPLY LIST
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all the WSA Board of Directors request all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
*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. Learn more.
*Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.