Printmaking & Book Arts - Summer 2014

 

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

 


Deductive Monoprint Class – Lisbeth Firmin 
June 16 – 20
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 12:00pm Open Studio 1 – 4pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Print Studio
$400

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This is an intensive 5-day printmaking workshop for both the beginner as well as the advanced art student. Students will be taking source materials brought into class such as paintings, photographs, drawings, sketches from imagination, etc. to create monoprints. Firmin will demonstrate her deductive monotype technique at the beginning of class and students will use this technique along with many others to produce their prints, working in black and white and color. Students will create many exciting paintings and monotypes, in some cases producing enough work for an exhibition!

Lisbeth Firmin is a contemporary American realist whose imagery explores the relationship between people and their environment. She seeks to extend the themes of earlier realists such as John Sloan and Edward Hopper, depicting modern life while exploring timeless themes of solitude and isolation. Her deductive monoprint technique involves inking the whole plate and then wiping away to produce an abstract interplay of shapes that fall into place when viewed from a distance. Most recently, she has been painting over the original black and white monotypes with oil paints. 


Century Plate Lithography   Kate Conlon
June 23 - 27
Monday - Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Castle Hill
$395

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Kate ConlonDeveloped in the summer of 2011 by Dwight Pogue and Skip Klepacki, Century 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 who’s 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 and Penland School of Crafts. Conlon received her BA from Smith College and Goldsmiths and her MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited extensively in Chicago and throughout the country.


Bookmaking with Recycled Materials – Susan Gaylord
June 30 – July 1
Monday, Tuesday
9am – 12pm
2 Sessions
Castle Hill
$170
$320 (for both of Susan’s classes)

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Enjoy bookmaking at its most friendly and accessible—no rulers or precious papers, no designing or planning ahead. The emphasis is on freedom and possibility—how the simplest forms can be adapted, varied, and combined to unlock our creative juices. Using cereal boxes and grocery bags, buttons, and sticks, we'll make intimate books that fold and fan, hang and stand. 

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord has been making and exhibiting handmade artist's books for almost 30 years. Her work has been featured in books and magazines including 1,000 Artist's Books, 500 Handmade Books, 500 More Handmade Books, Cover to Cover, Somerset Studio, Fiberarts, and Urthona: Buddhism and the Arts and in exhibits in 22 states and Canada and Korea. She is the author of Art Lessons: Reflections From  An Artist's Life

 


Spirit Books – Susan Gaylord
July 2, 3
Wednesday, Thursday
9am – 12pm
2 Sessions
Castle Hill
$170
$320 (for both of Susan’s classes)

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"Gratitude is a kind of seeing, an awareness of the magnitude of the gift of this earth."
Kathleen Dean Moore

Connect with your creativity and the spirit of nature in this hands-on workshop based on Susan's Spirit Book Series of sculptural handmade books. After an introduction to the Spirit Books and a walk to gather materials, you will make a simple handmade book and add texture, imagery, and pattern. There will be an array of materials to work with and gentle guidance from Susan whose twenty-five years of teaching bookmaking to children have made her a clear and patient instructor. No art experience or creative confidence is needed; this workshop is truly for everyone.

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord has been making and exhibiting handmade artist's books for almost 30 years. Her work has been featured in books and magazines including 1,000 Artist's Books, 500 Handmade Books, 500 More Handmade Books, Cover to Cover, Somerset Studio, Fiberarts, and Urthona: Buddhism and the Arts and in exhibits in 22 states and Canada and Korea. She is the author of Art Lessons: Reflections From  An Artist's Life

 


Monotype from the Landscape - Eileen Wagner
June 30 – July 3
Monday – Thursday
9am – 12pm
4 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Eileen_WagnerStudents will investigate the landscape, "taking visual notes," and use a combination of drawing, painting and/or photography. Concepts such as movement and balance in composition, properties of color and light, visual texture, and atmospheric perspective will be discussed. After working two days outside in nature, students will develop their studies into a series of monotypes.
Monoprinting is an immediate process, which combines drawing, painting, printmaking and collage in a single medium.  This intensive workshop is suitable for both the beginner as well as the advanced art student.

Wagner is an art educator, painter and printmaker.  She has a BFA in Painting and an MSAE (Masters of Science of Art Education) from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has exhibited widely in the New England area, and is represented by Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown, MA. www.eileenwagner.com

 


Monotypes from Polyester Plates - Sarah Riley
July 7 – 11
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Watercolor is a medium that easily incorporates chance and accident.  We will explore how polychrome abstract Sara_Rileywatercolors, created on and printed from Yupo plates, inform the content/narrative of your work when juxtaposed with monochrome photo or hand-drawn images printed from polyester lithographic plates. Part expressionistic, part technical this workshop will allow you to join the fluid and free aspects of painting with the more traditional aspects of printmaking.  As time permits other photo transfer methods will be introduced.  This workshop is open to painters and printmakers alike who want to engage an improvisational approach, intrigued by the process of creating unique prints rather than traditional print editions.

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.

 


Exploring Monotype and Drypoint Etching
Printmaking with Vicky Tomayko
July 14 – 18
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Vickey_TomaykoMonotype is a printmaking method used to create one-of-a-kind works on paper using a variety of methods and approaches. This painterly process involves painting or drawing on a smooth non-absorbent surface (matrix) with brushes, rags, brayers, etc and then transferring the image to paper by pressing the two together. This is a medium for people who like to experiment and want to create a series of works in rapid succession. Explore printing both with and without a press, using oil and waterbased inks.

In drypoint etching an image is incised or scratched directly into a plate using an etching needle. The printed lines of a drypoint have a characteristically soft dense quality unique to the process. The image can be printed in a series, allowing for a variety of finished one-of-a-kind prints, or an edition of almost identical images can be created. The wiping of the plate just before printing allows for manipulation of tone, image, and atmosphere. In this workshop we will explore the use of different kinds of plates as well as traditional and experimental approaches to printing them. A great workshop for anyone who likes to draw and paint.

Vicky Tomayko teaches printmaking and textile arts at Cape Cod Community College. Her awards include a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center and two Ford Foundation Grants. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and has been included in exhibitions in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Basel, Venice, Istanbul, and Melbourne. Her work may be viewed at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown or at vickytomayko.com.


Carve and Roll: Alternating to Relief with Greener Materials – Joyce Silverstone
July 21 – 25
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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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 an artist printmaker based in Massachusetts. She grew up in the Midwest, studying art in Cleveland and is a graduate and a traveling fellow of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  An active artist for more than 30 years, she exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Joyce is affiliated with Zea Mays Printmaking, artistic community/studio facility dedicated to teaching and practicing the use of environmentally safe materials, where she is an instructor and studio monitor. Her current work is represented in the studio’s Flat File Project, and at Printroom, London.


Solarplate, the ‘Fun’ Way of Printmaking  – Dan Welden
July 28 – July 31
Monday – Thursday
9 - 4pm
4 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$600

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Dan WeldenSolarplate is an artistic method of making multiple images on paper without sweat, blood and tears.  
Learn and study this simple technique from master printmaker, Dan Welden, the early pioneer of safer and healthier printmaking,  Solarplate Etching is an exciting, spontaneous technique that utilizes UV light and water instead of traditional grounds and acids and yields highly professional results.  The Solarplate is a light-sensitized polymer printing plate that accepts all kinds of drawings, paintings or photographic images on acetate, photocopies, and/or digital positives from transparent film.  Artists can experience painting freely and directly on the Solarplate surface and create a matrix capable of yielding many impressions or they can work through traditional or digital approaches on transparent film.  Participants will be able to produce several 8x10 inch images during this intensive workshop.  Larger plates may be made available with prior request.   

Dan Welden has been pioneering safer alternative printmaking techniques since the early 70's when he developed Solarplates. He is co-author of Printmaking in the Sun, and director of Hampton Editions, Ltd. in Sag Harbor, NY, where he has collaborated with artists including Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Eric Fischl and Dan Flavin. He has been the recipient of numerous international printmaking grants extending from Belgium to New Zealand. He was invited to juror the International Printmaking Biennal in Italy in 2008. His teaching techniques are designed to elicit the "spontaneity of the person with direct and simple techniques."


Monoprints on Plaster

Daniel Heyman
July 28 - August 1
Monday-Friday
1 - 4pm
$395
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Half way between fresco painting and mono-printing lies the fun, experimental technique of making mono prints on plaster. Artists will paint images on Plexiglas and then cast those images into fresh plaster. It's exciting, it’s unnerving, and it’s experimental. Students will start by making a few mono-chromatic images and learning to mix and cast the plaster. As the week advances, students will be encouraged to make more complicated multi-color images. This class requires no previous experience, but does require a sense of experimentation and adventure! Come and join the fun in this brand new offering at Castle Hill.

Daniel Heyman is a painter and printmaker. His work has been widely exhibited including at The Baltimore Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the New York Public Library. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Heyman’s work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Art in America, The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Chicago Tribune. His work is represented in the collections of numerous museums including the Getty Research Institute, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and many other institutions. A graduate of Dartmouth College (AB 1985) and the University of Pennsylvania (MFA 1991), Heyman currently teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, Princeton University, University of the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Daniel Heyman is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects. He shows locally at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown.


Encaustic Collagraph  – Dorothy Cochran
August 4 - 7
Monday – Thursday
9am – 1pm
4 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Encaustic collagraph is a painterly process using hot wax with brushes on a plastic substrate revealing brushstroke and gesture in a very direct way.  Incising, layering, scraping and removal of the wax surface can further work the plates. Traditional inking will be done with Akua water based inks, resulting in edition prints.  Explorations of multiple plate printing, chine colle applications and monotype additions add to the possibilities.  This process is a unique way for artists to bring wax into their printmaking practice.

Dorothy Cochran has an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts, and exhibits her prints nationally. A two-time recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, she has taught at Columbia University, CUNY and is a faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum. Her work is in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Georgia Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Public Library. She will be a presenter at the June 2013 International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. www.dorothycochran.com .

 

 


Pop-up Books: Paper Engineering for Artists Books - Julie Friedman
August 11 – 15
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Julie_FriedmanDiscover the magic of the dimensional book! Learn step by step the structural concepts behind designing pop-ups, movable devices, tunnel books and carousel books in order to develop your own ideas and images into sculptural formats.   Students will learn basic principles of construction; discuss ideas for developing these into content for their artist books, and experiment with models of each. Emphasis will be on the sculptural and interactive nature of the paper-engineered page. We will discuss and design imagery to compliment the structures we make. For beginners and intermediate students.

Julie Friedman worked with book artist Walter Hamady while completing an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. in Interior design and B.F.A. in Printmaking, from Kent State University. Friedman works in multiple media (painting, drawing, printmaking, artist books, cut paper). She teaches at the university level and is the director of Gallery West at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Her work is collected by many university special collections libraries. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant and residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Publications include: Cover to Cover, 500 Handmade Books, 500 Handmade Books Vol.2. For further information see: www.juliefriedmanart.net.


 

Intaglio, Mixed Media, and Collage - Anne Gilman
August 18 – 22
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$395

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Anne_GilmanPicasso made many different prints by changing and redrawing onto his plates to make progressively new images.  Every "stage" of the printing plate can become a finished image.  Techniques that will be done include line etching, open bite, soft ground, dry point, chine colle, and experimental techniques with lithograph crayon and wash. Subjects for your work will be suggested or you may choose your own theme.  Participants will have a suite of related prints by the end of the week. This class is suitable for the beginner or advanced student.

Gilman creates large installation drawings and artist books.  She will be the featured artist at the Center for Book Arts with her project The Jolly Balance in April and Paper Line Edit opens in March at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  She is a recipient of the Edward Albee Foundation fellowship and the MacDowell Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the United States. 


Learning to Tell Stories with Photographs – Nancy Grace Horton
August 18 – 22
Monday – Friday
9am – 1pm
5 Sessions
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$395

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In this workshop students will investigate the different ways of creating a visual work of art that tells a story using multiple photographic images. Through the use of a digital camera, your photographic prints, and hand-made book construction, students will experiment and play with different ways to create a visual story that will become a work of art.  Students will learn basic digital camera function, review old photos you’ve brought with you and create new photographic images while on location.  There will be class discussion and instruction about photo composition, sequencing of images, and simple hand- made book construction via sewing, folding and attaching.  Students will create a unique and artistic visual story using personal narratives, memories, or fictions.

Nancy Grace Horton holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design, and has been working as a freelance photographer and educator for over 20 years.  She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, most recently an Artists Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, where she is also an Art in Education Rostered Artist. Her work has been exhibited at The Danforth Museum, Worcester Art Museum, The Griffin Museum, the Marshall Store Gallery and the AIR Gallery in NYC. Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor of New York Times Magazine says of Horton’s most recent series, Ms Behavior, “Horton has fun with domestic conventions by dressing up her feminist fictional scenes”.


Monoprint, Collograph and Carborundum – Rhoda Rosenberg
August 25 – 29
Monday – Friday
9am – 12pm (Instruction)
1 – 4pm (Open Studio)
5 Sessions
Pamet Crossing
$425

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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 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.