IMPRESSIVE IMAGES Introduction to Printmaking

Date: Every Wednesday between Apr 26 and May 10 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
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THREE CLASSES:  April 26, May 3, May 10

Printmaking provides a creative experience where personal style and imagery can be expressed more readily than in some other art processes. Students will be taught basic printmaking skills such as trace drawing, hand transfer and gelatin printing. Creating colors while preparing inks and awareness of texture will be emphasized. After learning these skills, the printmaking press will then be used to create monoprints from inked Plexiglas plates onto paper.  A demonstration will be followed by individual attention and group critique. Students at all levels of experience are welcome. 

Supplies:  printing ink brayers, 1-4 inches wide (can be ordered with a class group order); small bottle of rubbing alcohol; small bottle of cooking oil; sketch paper (8.5 x 11 or larger); roll of wax paperold table cloth or sheet (cloth or vinyl); paper towels, rags & disposable gloves; smock or other clothing protection; pencils, eraser, ruler, scissors; Sharpie markers: 1 med & 1 fine point (optional); 3 - 4 narrow palette knives( metal or plastic); old bath towel; container to hold supplies; address labels to attach to your tools, etc.


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