Instructor: Joyce Silverstone
August 13 - 17
Monday - Friday
9am - 12pm
Open studio 12 - 4pm

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Play, improvise and learn how to print scrolling narrative images that move across the page, working either abstractly or figuratively. Link a series of prints either vertically or horizontally with fluid overlaps to carry the eye through the composition.  Traditionally, monotypes are printed from a smooth substrate, with no repeatable marks on the plate. During this workshop, we will add to that vocabulary and explore how to approach printing a plate with repeatable elements. We will carve, incise, buildup surfaces, and generally explore monotype methods of inking on surfaces that disrupt and enhance the chance for beauty and accident. Each day of the workshop begins with a demonstration of a printmaking technique, followed by supported practice time with plenty of time for working with the materials. All levels of printmaking experience are welcome. Get to know the fundamentals of ink, paper and press use, along with the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua Intaglio Inks, and innovative monotype methods.

Joyce Silverstone is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where she was awarded a Traveling Scholarship to continue her studies in London and Paris as part of the SMFA’s 5th year program. Before moving to Western Massachusetts, her art life was centered in NYC where she worked at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She is a Massachusetts Artist Fellowships recipient in both painting and video. Joyce has been exploring and refining ways of combining printmaking and painting for over 30 years. In addition, Joyce is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Teacher, and teaches creative process to students of meditation and embodied awareness.  Joyce’s work is represented in corporate, private and public collections including MIT Museum, De Cordova Museum, Boston Public Library, Yale University Gallery of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Smith Art Museum, and Hood Art Museum at Dartmouth College. Recent exhibitions include Central Bookings Gallery, NYC; A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA; San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA,;Lorg Fine Art Printmakers, Galway, Ireland; and the 2017 Northampton Biennial, Northampton, MA.  As a core faculty member and mentor in the Artist Mentorship Program at Zea Mays Printmaking, Joyce is dedicated to using and teaching sustainable and less toxic printmaking practices. She teaches and demonstrates printmaking at art centers nationally and was selected to be an Akua Ink Demonstration Artist in 2014.