Welcome to the wide world of printmaking!
Students will create their own original fine art prints as they explore and gain experience with a range of printmaking techniques including:
- Linocut relief, in which a block of linoleum is carved into and areas of the surface are cut away to create an image that is then inked and printed onto paper (this was a favorite printmaking method of Picasso)
- Monotype techniques that result in a one-of-a-kind unique print, made by drawing and painting printmaking inks onto a surface and manipulating them to create an image to be printed (considered the most ‘painterly’ type of printmaking, used by artists such as Chagall and Matisse)
- Drypoint intaglio processes that involve altering the physical surface of a plate (by hand engraving, sanding, and other means) to create line and texture (famous artists who used drypoint include Rembrandt, Milton Avery, and Mary Cassatt).
Students will gain experience in designing their image, transferring it to a printmaking surface (block or plate), inking the surface, and printing it onto paper. Depending on interest and time, they will also learn techniques for making layered prints from multiple plates and may make their own limited-edition set of prints.
Tuition for this class includes a fee of $30 for basic materials provided by CAW.
Students who withdraw 48 hours prior to the first class are eligible for a refund or credit toward another class, less a $25 registration fee.
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Term: Summer 2023
Suggested Ages: 12 - 17
4 sessions: $222.00; Capacity: 8
5 sessions: $270.00; Capacity: 8