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Introduction to Printmaking Methods

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

$150.00 – $200.00

This four-session course (class dates: March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17) will introduce students to a variety of printmaking methods, including monotype, collagraph, drypoint etching, and relief. We will provide an orientation to the printmaking studio and its equipment, and cover the basics of setting the press for printing, inking for different printmaking methods, preparing paper for prints, pulling prints, and signing editions. The Kennedy Press studio is proud to be a non-toxic print shop! We will cover non-toxic clean up and maintenance for a clean and functional communal workspace. 

Methods covered:

Monotype is a method of printing that yields a singular print through markmaking directly on plexiglass. This method can be painterly, sketchy and fast! 

Collagraph is a method that uses collage as the printing matrix, which can be flat (comprised of different layers of paper) or raised (which results in a slightly embossed print). This method will be especially interesting to sculptors, the three-dimensionally inclined, and those looking to experiment with inking matrixes. 

Drypoint etching involves scribing lines directly into plexiglass, and yields a beautiful hazy line that is this method’s signature. 

Relief printing involves carving away from a block and applying ink to the surface, and is most familiar through woodcut or woodblock prints. 

This class is ideal for beginners, intermediate printmakers looking to refresh any or all methods included in this survey, and the print-curious. All materials included. 

About the instructor: Chip Barchilon (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist who re-imagines agency within altered structures of power. Drawing from fairy tales, ecology and mycology, Barchilon’s work responds to past and present stories of place and pushes against the structures of power embedded within these histories. Through sculpture and works on paper, they create atmospheres of eerie beauty that prompt both enchantment and inquiry.

Barchilon is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at Maine College of Art & Design and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Barnard College of Columbia University. They have been supported by the George Van Amson Fellowship and SPACE Gallery’s American Rescue Plan Grant. Find out more about Chip at www.chipbarchilon.com 

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$150.00 – $200.00
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Discipline
Printmaking
Skill Level
Good for Beginners, Intermediate

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