ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
It is believed that the relief technique is the earliest known form of printing, used by the Egyptians over 4000 years ago. The Chinese perfected the techniques in the 1st and 2nd centuries, passing them 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. It could be argued that the handprints in the caves at Lascaux are the first relief prints made by humans. The point is, we’ve been reproducing images using relief techniques for a very long time.
In this 3-day workshop, 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 making editions, 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+
January 7-9, 2022; Friday-Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM
$360 ($330 tuition + $30 lab fee)
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all, the WSA Board of Directors requires all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus and to be masked at all times in the office and studios. 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. Additionally, Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
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.