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Students begin this class by investigating the landscape, "taking visual notes," using 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 bring their ideas into the print studio to develop them into a series of monotypes. Monoprinting is an immediate and spontaneous process, which combines aspects of drawing, painting, printmaking and collage in a single medium. Many techniques will be demonstrated, and students will be encouraged to experiment. They will begin printing using the landscape imagery they encountered while outside. Through the discovery of a variety of creative processes inherent in monotype, they will then develop new imagery altogether. Group and individual critiques of work in progress will aid students in learning techniques and developing their own visual vocabulary. This intensive workshop is suitable for both the beginner as well as the advanced art student.
Eileen Wagner is an art educator, painter and printmaker, who has been working both abstractly and directly from the landscape for a number of years. She travels widely to seek in nature new shapes, forms, color and atmosphere. She has attended artist residencies in many places including California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Ireland, Austria and Italy. 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
Experiment with mat-board collagraph plates, Plexi-plate dry-point, monoprinting from plastic sheets, using stencils and chine collé. Add whatever (watercolor, colored pencil, India ink....) to complete your exploration. This workshop will use inexpensive materials for plates and get into viscosity printing and simple registration techniques for multiple plates. Prior printmaking experience helpful but not 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. Currently she is a professor of Art at Southeast Missouri State University. Her recent book on printmaking, Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking (Dec. 2011), was published by A&C Black, London. Recent exhibitions include group shows at Viridian Artists, NYC in 2011 and 2012. On Cape Cod she has shown mixed and new media prints at Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, in the2010 New Media Exhibition at PAAM, and the 2009 Juried Spring Exhibition at the Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown. Her work is represented in numerous corporate, private and public collections. http://www.sarahrileyart.blogspot.com/
Learn water-based, silkscreen printing you can do at home with simple equipment. Put your own artwork on band posters, t-shirts, or curtains. Methods demonstrated will include hand cut stencils, drawn and painted images, the photo silkscreen process, and how to register multiple colors. Workshop participants will need to bring the fabrics or papers on which they wish to print.
Vicky Tomayko, an artist and printmaker living in Truro, MA, 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.
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.
Encaustic collagraph is a painterly process using hot wax and brushes to create a printing surface 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 is accomplished with Akua waterbase inks, resulting in variable or 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. She is a popular workshop teacher in printmaking and artist books, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Georgia Museum of Fine Arts , the New York Public Library and represented in both corporate and private collections. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, the Art Museum of Southwest University in Minnesota, Franklin54 Gallery in New York City and The George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University. In June of 2013 she will be a presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA. For further information, see www.dorothycochran.com .
Printmaking offers an opportunity to have an image created and then re-worked and printed as a variation. Picasso made many prints by changing and redrawing on his plates to make new images. Each different "state" became its own finished image. In this class you will learn how to use etching to create many related images and explore variations on a theme. You will end up with a suite of related prints! (The instructor will give you several themes to choose from or you can choose your own.) This class is suitable for students at any level of experience from beginner to advanced. Techniques will include line etching, open bite, soft ground, dry point, chine colle, and experimental techniques with litho crayon and wash.
Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-based artist who does large installation drawings and artist book projects. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Latin America, Europe and the United States including Mexico, Havana, Berlin, Paris, Chicago and New York. Publications include Gilman’s artist book, Bordes deshilachados/Frayed Edges, released by Ediciones Vigia, in Matanzas, Cuba, and the zines Nishtugadacht, Contra el mal de ojo and Don’t Lose Heart. Her work is in public and private collections in London, Spain, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States and she has been the subject of interviews on Cuban national television during a solo exhibition in Havana. A survey of her work from the last ten years, Observations, errors, and corrections, was held this past fall at Mansfield University. She will be an upcoming, featured artist at the Center For Book Arts with her project The Jolly Balance in April and her next solo show, Paper Line Edit opens March 3rd at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Anne was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship from the Edward Albee Foundation and she was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship for December 2011 – January 2012.
A monoprint is a one-of-a-kind print. No two alike. A collagraph is a print made from a collage.
Rhoda Rosenberg studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Diploma in Painting and Drawing), Temple University (BFA) and 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.
In this class we will learn how to make collages on plates from a variety of materials including carborundum (a fine grit) and then print them. The basics of how to mix inks and inking and printing plates will be taught as well as overprinting in multiple colors and plates. Students will
have the opportunity to experiment with different printmaking papers and printing techniques.
Demonstrations of processes, critiques and looking at original prints will be part of this class.
A very direct form of intaglio, drypoint does not require the use of acid and involves drawing directly into a plate to create a dark rich line. Plexiglass or copper plates will be used. The class will take you through the basics of drawing with various traditional and non-traditional etching tools, inking plates for different effects, soaking paper and using the etching press. Other non-acid techniques covered (as time allows) may include mezzotint, chine colle and use of Dremel tools. Experimentation will be encouraged! Come with a drawing and leave with the start of a small, unique edition.
Sigrid Trumpy is a painter and printmaker who worked as a print curator for 20+ years and is currently Director of Exhibits and Visual Arts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts where she has been instrumental in setting up a non-toxic etching workshop. She has a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting where she was first introduced to printmaking by instructors Peter Hooven and Peter Milton, and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Printmaking where she studied with George McNeil and Claire Romano.
Sigrid returns to teaching etching after more recently focusing on her painting. Her approach incorporates as many safe materials as possible while emphasizing traditional techniques. Her work can be seen at the Eastport Gallery in Annapolis, MD and on her website sigridtrumpy.com where you can find her blog, Wandering the Art World. In 2012 Sigrid exhibited her drypoint etching series ‘Euclid Geometries’ in the Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis. Sigrid enjoys exploiting the unexpected and unplanned in her art.
In this class you will learn basic woodcut skills, as well as how to create multi-color prints with a single woodblock printed on a Letterpress. By breaking down each color into a separate printing, the reductive process allows the artist to gain a better grasp of utilizing positive and negative space, as well as highlights, tones, and shadows to create graphic works. The Letterpress allows for ease of speed and precision during printing that eclipses many other hand printed methods. This course will teach you how to utilize hand carved wood to generate images with volume and depth, proper carving techniques, registration, and printing with the letterpress. All levels welcome.
Justin Sanz is a Brooklyn-based artist and collaborative printer who exhibits locally and internationally. His work is in the collections of the Library of Congress and New York Public Library. Sanz also works as a studio technician for artist Malcolm Morley, and as a workshop technician and educator at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and The Lower Eastside Printshop.
A location, nestled in the dunes of Truro and within walking distance to Cape Cod bay, provides an inspirational and meditative backdrop that enhances the workshop experience.
A distinguished faculty that consists of prominent artists in the fields of painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry and writing.
A student body consists of both working artists and art students who hail from all over the US and Canada. Today Castle Hill celebrates its 40th year Anniversary.