June 7 & 8
Tuesday & Wednesday
2 Sessions

This workshop will explore using Yupo as the printmaking plate for creating encaustic collagraphs. 

Yupo, a synthetic paper, holds the gestural marks of the hot wax brush perfectly, receives stamped waxed objects clearly and can be incised or textured to create further depth. Additionally, tapes and stencils are used to block areas for precise geometry and defined edges.  The imaged plates can be printed as relief, intaglio or combined with monotype and drypoint to refine one’s content. Yupo is economical, plates easily cleaned and stored and have the added benefit of being cut with scissors or utility knives to create unusual shapes. In this two day workshop, we will make plates, explore various printing strategies with Akua soy base inks and engage innovative ways of putting plate to paper.

Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished East Coast printmaker, acknowledged for her expertise and broad command of multiple print methods. A two-time recipient of a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, she has taught at Columbia University, City University of New York, Manhattan Graphics Center and is currently a faculty member at The Montclair Art Museum in NJ.  Her work is represented in both private and public art collections throughout the United States including The New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art, Prudential Life Insurance, Valley Hospital and the Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University to name a few.  Recent exhibitions include the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Ct, the Art Museum of Southwest University in Minnesota and Franklin54 in NYC.  She is a popular lecturer and workshop leader with a dedicated following and is a featured presenter at the International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts where she has shown at A Gallery and The School House Gallery.  Dorothy has an MFA from Columbia University and an MA, BA from Montclair State University.   www.dorothycochran.com