Printmaking - Summer 2015

 

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Carol WaxRhoda RosenbergDorothy Cochran

 

 

Printmaking classes at Castle Hill have been a longstanding tradition, providing a fully equipped printmaking studio, and a supportive studio team for students to enjoy and investigate the printmaking media.  Techniques and skills will be emphasized by noted artist faculty. Students will have the options to learn lithography, beginning intaglio, silkscreen-printing, mezzotint, monoprint, Japanese woodblock printing, white line woodcut printmaking and more.  Castle Hill provides the staff,  a green studio, presses and all the work tables, tools, inks, cleaners and rags necessary for exploring your artistic expression.  This year we are offering many print workshops with an afternoon open studio.

Students registered for workshops with open studios are welcome to stay in the studio from 12pm until the studio closes at 4pm, Monday - Thursday.

Materials list will be sent for these classes. Specialized materials (wood, copper) will be sold in class.

 


 


Deductive Mezzotint Workshop: Carol Wax
June 22 - 26
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Carol WaxMezzotint is a direct, non-toxic method for engraving luminous prints with rich tones and dramatic lighting effects. In mezzotint, a black background is created on a copper plate using a “rocker” tool, and images are drawn with scrapers, burnishers, and various polishing materials. No acids or solvents are used in the image-making process!  The medium yields a broad range of gradations and textures, and accommodates all artistic styles. Participants will learn the most efficient way to prepare a mezzotint ground, proper care and handling of tools, image-making and printing techniques. Demonstrations of alternative grounding methods, use of mezzotint with other mediums, color printing techniques and cool tricks make this workshop useful for all intaglio printmakers. Mezzotint rockers are supplied.  Prior printmaking experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Carol Wax works in several mediums but is best known for her mezzotint engravings and the book she authored, The Mezzotint: History and Technique.  Her prints are in numerous collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of American Art, and The Philadelphia and Brooklyn Museums of Art. Among honors her work has garnered are two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, The American Academy of Arts and Letters Louise Nevelson Award for Printmaking, an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant, and residencies at The MacDowell Colony and Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Space Program.


Experimental Printmaking: Gum Transfer, Collage and Mixed Media:

Liz Shepherd
Monday - Friday
9am -12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Liz ShepardThe humble photocopy has marvelous possibilities for the printmaker: to alter photographs and drawings, for layering and overprinting, and for collaging (chine collé) with other imagery and media. The simplicity of the technique requires that the artist relinquish preconceived ideas and control, to some degree, and explore new visual options. This is a very unsophisticated litho method using gum Arabic and the etching press. We will build on these acquired skills by learning how to print polyester plates, also called Pronto Plates, which can be output on a laser printer or copier. This printmaking option is exciting for photographers as well as those who love to draw and collage their imagery in Photoshop.


Liz Shepherd received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she currently teaches a class in photo applications in printmaking.  Her work is in many international and national public and private collections including The Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s’ Hospital, Southern Graphics Council, Edinburgh College of Art and the Hanoi Fine Arts Center. She divides her time between preparing for exhibitions, running her own printshop in Boston and as the President of the Boston Printmakers.  


 

Monoprint, Collograph and Carborundum: Rhoda Rosenberg
July 6 - 10
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Rhoda RosenbergA monoprint is a one-of-a-kind print and a collograph is a very simple form of printing using found materials that are arranged in a collage form.  Participants will learn how to make collages on plates from a variety of materials including carborundum.  Carborundum grit is applied in a paste to the surface of a plate. The result is a print of painted marks embossed into the paper. The basics of how to mix inks, how to ink a plate and how to print the plates will be taught in addition to overprinting in multiple colors and plates. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different printmaking papers and printing techniques. Demonstrations of the many processes will be given, and critiques will be part of this class.

Rhoda Rosenberg studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Diploma in Painting and Drawing), Temple University (BFA) and the Museum School and Tufts University (MFA in Printmaking). She has exhibited nationally, won many grants and prizes and has work included in private collections and in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Danforth Art Museum. She has taught for 32 years at the Museum School, continues to teach there and at Montserrat College of Art. She owns and operates her private printmaking studio in Merrimac, MA.


 

Introduction to Silkscreen Printing: Vicky Tomayko
July 13 - 17
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Vicky TomaykoScreen printing is an environmentally friendly print process that can be done anywhere and requires simple easily available equipment. Learn the basics of screen printing for work on paper and fabric in this course. Methods to be covered include, hand cut stencils, hand drawn and painted images, the photo silkscreen process and multiple color registration. Use our inks and screens or bring your own. Bring paper and fabric to print on.

Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Truro. Vicky teaches at Cape Cod Community College and at arts organizations including Castle Hill, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Fine Arts Work Center where she was a fellow. She received an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University and is the recipient of two Ford Foundation grants. Her work has been included in exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Venice, Istanbul, Basel, and Melbourne. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Her work is visible at the Schoolhouse, on the gallery website, and at vickytomayko.com.

 


Japanese Woodblock Printing: Daniel Heyman
July 20 - 24
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Daniel HeymanPrintmaking doesn't get any more elegant than hand-printed Japanese woodblocks prints.  But it doesn't get any more fun either, as you will experience in this fast paced course. Japanese printmakers believe that they only create half an image; the other half is brought to them by the wood itself. In this course, we learn all the basic steps of Japanese watercolor woodblock printmaking, or mucha hanga.  Starting with their own full color designs, students will learn to transfer an image to the woodblocks, make color separations, carve printing blocks, ink blocks for a full range of color possibilities (a whole world of discovery in itself), and pull print after print in perfect registration.  As an added benefit, this method of making prints needs no press, and involves no toxic materials, making it easy to continue making prints anywhere after your week at Castle Hill.  Note: There will be a materials fee that will cover the cost of a full starter set of materials including carving tools, all shina woodblocks, kozo printing paper, an inking brush, and a Japanese barren.

Daniel Heyman, a printmaker and painter, is a recipient of Guggenheim and Pew Fellowships. His work is in over 25 public collections including the Getty Research Institute; Hood Museum of Art; Library of Congress; New York Public Library; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His nationally touring show of portraits of Iraqi torture victims from Abu Ghraib prison have been exhibited in 9 states and his work has been exhibited in major national museums. He teaches at RISD, Princeton University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. After spending over two decades in Philadelphia, he recently moved to rural Rhode Island. Daniel is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects, http://www.cadetompkins.com/artists/daniel-heyman/

 


White Line Woodcut: Bill Evaul
July 27 - 31
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
5 Sessions
$415

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Bill EvaulHands-on exploration of the techniques involved in producing white-line color woodcuts. From original drawing, through to the finished print all aspects are covered, including carving the block, selecting paper, use of pigments, etc. The artistic and socialistic roots of the genesis of the unique process of the white-line woodcut are illustrated and discussed, including its invention in Provincetown, its local development and its proliferation among artists. Contemporary aspect is included and this presentation can include a demonstration of the technique.

William Evaul studied painting and printmaking at Syracuse University School of Art, and Pratt Institute (BFA) with graduate seminars at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1981). He came to Provincetown in 1970 as a painting Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center.

While living in New York, Evaul further developed his printmaking skills by working at Solo Press -- contract printing for artists -- and teaching lithography at Pratt Graphics Center. As a contributing writer for Print Review and other magazines, he produced reviews and scholarly articles including an important historical research paper entitled The Provincetown Printers: Genesis of a Unique Woodcut Tradition which helped in the revival of the obscure and nearly lost technique of single-block "white-line" printmaking.


Innovative Printmaking: Dorothy Cochran
August 3 - 6
Monday - Thursday
9am - 1pm
1pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
4 Sessions
$430

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Dorothy CochranPressing paper to plate has a long tradition in art history.  Breaking new ground will be the mantra of this innovative printmaking class.  New platemaking materials like Yupo will be introduced in monotype, collagraph and cut into shaped formats. Stencils will be created for relief and intaglio work using a glue gun. Textured papers, fabric and foam will become plates for unusual mark making. Hot wax will be used to make an encaustic plate.  Students will be challenged to rethink their print techniques and refine their creative ideas using water wash inks to print.  All levels of artists are invited to participate.

Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker who continues to push the boundaries of how to create works on paper.  With long time experience as an artist, educator and curator, she has developed innovative ways to work and layer substrates, creating prints of luminous quality. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, currently teaches at The Montclair Art Museum and conducts workshops throughout the United States, including Maui, Hawaii and The International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown and Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC. Her works are represented in museums, corporate and private collections and exhibited widely.   www.dorothycochran.com

 


Century Plate Lithography: Kate Conlon
August 10 - 14
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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Kate ConlonCentury plates are revolutionizing the practice of lithography for professionals and students alike! In this workshop, students will learn to create beautiful, multiple-color lithographs from a single reusable plate. Students will learn traditional techniques for hand-drawn lithography as well as new experimental techniques and bio-based processing. It will be a fun and exciting week. Prior printmaking experience is helpful but not necessary.

Kate Conlon is a Chicago based artist whose multi-media work uses the language of scientific investigation to explore issues of truth, perception and speculation. Dedicated to the advancement of safe and sustainable printmaking techniques, Kate was a primary research assistant for the new textbook Printmaking Revolution, and has given multiple demonstrations and workshops at venues including the SGCI conferences in Milwaukee and New Orleans, Haystack Mountain and Penland School of Crafts. Kate received her BA from Smith College and Goldsmiths and her MFA in print media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited extensively in Chicago and throughout the country.

 


Beginning Intaglio: Sarah Riley
August 17 - 21
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

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 This class will expose you to the world of intaglio's fascinating line and textures. Perhaps the most seductive of Sarah Rileyprint surfaces, intaglio printing creates a 2-D image with a 3-D feel.  You will learn about line etching and aquatint with ferric chloride, a non-toxic etchant when used with copper plates. You will learn to rework the copper with a variety of tools including burnishers, scrapers, dry point and roulettes. You will gain proficiency on the etching press, explore the richness of printing with black etching inks and the joy of adding color. No prior printmaking experience is required.

Sarah Riley, an internationally exhibited printmaker and painter, creates artwork drawn from myth, literature and personal history. Her printmaking studies began at Virginia Commonwealth University with British printmaker, Norman Ackroyd. She studied painting with Theresa Pollock, a student of Hans Hoffman. She has taught Printmaking, drawing, design and painting at colleges and universities for over 25 years. Her recent book on printmaking, Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking (Jan. 2012), was published by A&C Black, London. Recent exhibitions include mini-solo exhibitions at Viridian Artists, NYC in 2012 and 2014. On Cape Cod she has shown mixed and new media prints at Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, and in juried exhibitions at PAAM and The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown. Her work is represented in numerous corporate, private and public collections.

 


Carve and Roll: Monoprinting with Relief Plates: Joyce Silverstone
August 24 - 28
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
12pm - 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
$440

 

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Joyce SilverstoneThis workshop will serve as a guided exploration of combining and creating relief and monotype plates. We will carve and incise several plastic substrates, first working small and spontaneous with mix and match sizes that can be rolled for relief printing and altered with monotype inking techniques. This workshop will cover the basics of working with “green” materials; the clean up, and the modifiers that work best with Akua Waterbased Inks, for subtle color layering and crisp transfer drawn lines.  This is a playful method of introducing carved and incised lines and forms into the painterly print, creating a rich vocabulary of mark making. With several carved plates and a monotype plate layered together with stencils, the possibilities are endless. This workshop is open to both the beginning and the experienced printmaker.  

Joyce Silverstone is a graduate and traveling fellow of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  An active artist for more than 30 years, she exhibits her work in New York City and New England, and internationally in Cuba, London, England, Wales and Ireland. Joyce is affiliated with Zea Mays Printmaking, an artistic community/studio facility dedicated to teaching and practicing the use of environmentally safe materials, where she is a core faculty member. She was selected to be an Akua Ink Demonstration Artist, to advance safe and sustainable printmaking techniques. Her current work can be viewed in the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File Project, and at JoyceSilverstone.com


Screen Printing on Textiles: Vicky Tomayko
September 26 - 27
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 4pm
2 Sessions

$285

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Vivky TomaykoLearn the basics of screen printing on textiles. Methods to be covered include, hand cut stencils, hand drawn and painted images, the photo silkscreen process and multiple color registration. Use our inks and screens or bring your own. Possibilities to explore include garments, curtains, and fabrics for multiple uses.

Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Truro. Vicky teaches at Cape Cod Community College and at arts organizations including Castle Hill, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Fine Arts Work Center where she was a fellow. She received an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University and is the recipient of two Ford Foundation grants. Her work has been included in exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Venice, Istanbul, Basel, and Melbourne. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Her work is visible at the Schoolhouse, on the gallery website, and at vickytomayko.com.