By combining stencils and low-relief collages with letterpress printing, artists can make textural images reminiscent of rubbings and collag
What You'll Get
By combining stencils and low-relief collages with letterpress printing, artists can make textural images reminiscent of rubbings and collagraphs. Variation in the thickness of cut paper, string, plants, netting and other relatively two-dimensional items effect the amount of ink transferred by the cylinder of the press to the paper and leave a rich nuanced image on the page.
Students will work individually and collectively to create a variety of stencils, then experiment with the stencils, composition and the printing process to tell a story, create a mood, or build an illustration. Students will also be able to experiment with hand inking to create one-of-a-kind compositions. Throughout the workshop, students will create a series of up to 10 multi-layered monotypes as big as 19” x 25”!
For the technically inclined, the class will also address how to adjust cylinder packing and form height to achieve various printed results and to read and use a micrometer. Letterpress printers, both new and experienced, as well as artists and illustrators who like to work with monoprinting, stencils, or cut paper, will benefit from this class. Letterpress experience is helpful but not required.
Student Material List:
Optional: Thin textured materials like lace
We are located in the West Town neighborhood at 1821 W. Hubbard, Suite 302. You may park in the parking lot for our building, but not the one next door. You will need to use the intercom at the front door to enter the building. We're on the 3rd floor.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 2, 2020.