Past Workshops

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Sat. 7/6 10am - 4pm
Sun. 7/7 10am - 4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a dry point method. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little pits made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." The whole surface of the plate, usually copper, is roughened evenly, manually with the rocker, or mechanically. In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. Areas smoothed completely flat will not hold ink at all: such areas will print "white," that is, without ink. By varying the degree of smoothing, mid-tones between black and white can be created, hence the name mezzo-tinto which is Italian for "half-tone" or "half-painted". This is called working from "dark to light", or the "subtractive" method. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.

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Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Sat. 6/29 10am - 3pm
Sun. 6/30 10am - 3pm

$150 non-associates / $127.5 associates ($35 for materials)

A printed collage is one way to describe this fascinating technique. Using paper, fabric, grit (sand or carborundum), string, gesso and other mediums, you can make representational or abstract images in color and black and white. Printed like an etching with the ink pushed into the texture, or like a relief with the ink rolled on, wonderful qualities of the printmaker's and the painter's aesthetic come to life.


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Cyanotype | Pat Hunsinger

Cyanotype | Pat Hunsinger

mon. 6/17 6pm - 9pm
tues. 6/18 6pm - 9pm
wed. 6/19 6pm - 9pm

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($15 for materials)

This 3-evening class intensive workshop explores the alternative photographic process of cyanotype. Cyanotype photography refers to the process of printing a picture by using sunlight and a series of chemicals. The image is placed upon treated paper, weighed down with glass and taken out into the sun. The combination of sunlight and chemicals will then imprint the image onto the paper in a dark blue color. This will be a chemistry driven, hands on workshop. You will measure and mix your own photographic emulsions, prepare digital negatives using photoshop, print using both artificial and natural light, and explore chemical manipulations of the final print. You will also have to the opportunity to create photograms and multimedia collage. Finishing, presentation and archival considerations will be considered. Participants will receive instructions, recipes and recommended resources. After completion of this workshop, you will be prepared to carry out the process at home, creating prints with minimal resources. Photography and art enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome!

 


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Intro to Photoshop | Craig Mains

Intro to Photoshop | Craig Mains

Sat. 6/22 2pm - 5pm
Sun. 6/23 2pm - 5pm

$90 non-associates / $76.5 associates ($10 for materials)

This course shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform many different image processing techniques. In this workshop, you will learn how to use some of the tools to select parts of images, or move, duplicate and resize images. You will learn to use layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and color modification.
 

 


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Soft Ground Aquatint | Alejandra Seader

Soft Ground Aquatint  | Alejandra  Seader

Sat. 5/25 10am - 4pm
Sun. 5/26 10am - 4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Lets explore drawing and tonality in this soft ground and aquatint workshop. In this class the students will discover the basics of both techniques. We will learn registration, how to apply the grounds, drawing on tracing paper and how to create progressive tonality. We will be using a non-toxic etching bath. Proofing and printing will be taught as well. Bring a 4x6 drawing and 6H or 8H pens. No printmaking experience is necessary.

 


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Intro to Photoshop | Craig Mains

Intro to Photoshop | Craig Mains

$90 non-associates / $76.5 associates ($10 for materials)

Wed, 4/24   6 PM - 9 PM
Thu, 4/25    6 PM - 9 PM

This course shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform many different image processing techniques. In this workshop, you will learn how to use some of the tools to select parts of images, or move, duplicate and resize images. You will learn to use layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and color modification.


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Silkscreen | Pat Hunsinger

Silkscreen | Pat Hunsinger

Mon, 4/15 6 PM 9 PM
Tues, 4/16 6 PM 9 PM
Wed, 4/17 6 PM 9 PM

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($20 for materials)

Learn the basics of silkscreen: photo-emulsion, stencils and
reductive methods. Silkscreen is one of the easiest and most
flexible printmaking methods. We will experiment with printing on
paper, fabric and other materials.


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Darkfield Monotype | Neil Berger

Darkfield Monotype | Neil Berger
 

Sat, 3/23 11 AM 4 PM
Sun, 3/24 11 AM 4 PM

$150 non-associates / $127.5 associates ($35 for materials)

The subtractive monotype, also known as the reductive method, or dark field monotype, entails rolling up the plate with ink first. Then the image is wiped out of the darkened field, with a variety of tools such as rags or
sticks.


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Encaustics | Kathy Friedrich

Encaustics | Kathy  Friedrich
 

Sat, 3/9 10 AM 4 PM
Sun, 3/10 10 AM 4 PM

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

This workshop will explore ways of safely working with encaustic materials, including transfer, monotype, and stenciling. We'll also look at how to integrate encaustic methods with other printmaking techniques.


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Intro to Monotype | Barbara McPhail

Intro to Monotype | Barbara McPhail

Sat, 3/2  10am - 4pm
Sun, 3/3 10am - 4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

This workshop offers spontaneity and playfulness, while learning a unique technique of printmaking. Using tagboard, fabric, string and textured wallpaper, you will make artwork that may be representational or abstract. The materials are inked and placed onto inked plexiglass, and transferred with an etching press onto dampened paper. It is an excellent technique to learn at any age, and works well in classroom settings. Come with or without experience and discover the joy of this technique of monotype.


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