Instructor: Laura Berman
June 18 - 22
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Open studio 12 - 4pm
5 Sessions

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This course explores experimental printmaking with an emphasis on shaped plates, pattern and layering of imagery. Students will immerse in this mix to create a unique series of layered and lyrical prints that defy a beginning or end point. This class encourages open-ended exploration and improvisation with various printmaking media. Students will explore monoprint, drypoint on plastic plates, collagraph, stencil and direct printing techniques. Plate-making and printing demonstrations will occur daily with an emphasis on traditional as well as non-traditional possibilities. The class will also explore advanced color mixing, layering of imagery and transparency in inks.

Laura Berman creates work that focuses on color, pattern and layers. Her work is represented by LongView Gallery (Washington, DC), Uprise Art (New York City), Olson-Larsen Gallery (Des Moines) and Weinberger Fine Art (Kansas City). Laura Berman is a Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught in the Printmaking Department since 2002. She received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from Tulane University. Her work has been featured in Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce, American Print Makers by Stephanie Standish, and A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking by Ehlers, Ehlbeck and Muise.