Instructor: Nancy Diessner
Monday - Friday
July 15 - 19
9am - 12pm
The intersection of photography and printmaking opens up so many possibilities for imaginative artwork. You’ll begin with a digital photograph and learn how to transform it into a rich and mysterious intaglio print. We’ll be working with light sensitive photopolymer plates that print with luscious blacks and have a sensitive tonal range. There will be many opportunities for transforming your imagery with hand-drawn lines and painterly additions. Time will be spent discussing what makes the best photographs to use for this process, and which transformation methods might be most meaningful to you. We’ll also spend time printing in color and layering plates, using simple registration techniques.
Nancy Diessner's artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her multi-layered photopolymer intaglio prints focus on the mysterious and complex connection between humans, animals, and the environment, expressing our human longing for and isolation from nature itself. After 17 years as a college professor, she now runs a printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, specializing in platemaking and printing for other artists, and teaches as a core faculty member at Zea Mays Printmaking, as well as privately. She shows at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. www.ndiessner.com