ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Silk Aquatint is a versatile alternative to traditional printmaking techniques. This is a great technique for painters and watercolor artists at any stage. Silk Aquatint a.k.a. Silk Collagraph, is a non-acid method of working a print plate where the image is created by painting with whitened acrylic medium on a black silk surface backed with plastic, to produce a variety of tones & textures. The plate is then inked, wiped (like a metal plate), and printed on an etching press. Plates are easy to cut and durable for large editions. Designed for both beginners and more advanced students.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 19+
December 4-5, 2021; Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM
$270 ($250 tuition + $20 lab fee)
To address COVID concerns and ensure everyone’s safety, the WSA Board of Directors requires 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 the office, gallery and all of the studios.
*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, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. 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:
Born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, Julio Valdez relocated to New York in1993. Working between pluri-cultural sensibilities, Valdez infuses his work with multi-layered imagery as a response to the shifting cultural and social influences in his life. A painter, printmaker and mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, he has received numerous prestigious international awards, including an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City in1997-98, the Silver Palette for Painting at the XXXeme Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France in 1998, the Grand Prize at the XVII E. Leon Jimenes Biennial, the Dominican Republic in 2000, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 2003, among others.