From linoleum block printing to making a living as an artist, PaperWorkers offers workshops relating to every aspect of being an artist and to a variety of media.
Saturday and Sunday August 7 & 8, 202110am-4pm both days.
Students will explore pressure printing in combination with stenciling while learning to mix and layer colors on both mulberry and cotton rag papers. Pressure printing varies from other printmaking processes in that the material used to create the image is placed behind the printing paper, never coming into contact with the ink itself as it goes through the press. The resulting images are fuzzy and full of character, adding visual interest to the graphic nature of stencils. Experimentation and play are highly encouraged. All skill levels are welcome.
Registration is $125, ink is provided, students will bring paper. Detailed supply list will be provided prior to workshop.
Saturday and Sunday July 17 & 18, 2021
10am-4pm both days.
Students will complete a simple two color woodblock print. Michael Merry will teach the processes of transferring the image, registration, carving, and printing. The design should be simple to be completed in a weekend. Participants will carve a 6x8 shina plywood block and print on paper. Participants will also carve and print some small abstract designs to learn the process and enjoy a spontaneous printing experience. This will be a multi block print process rather than a reduction process. Blocks, paper, and ink will be provided. Carving tools will be available for studio use.
Registration is $135 including supplies.