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Motivational Intaglio – Shelley Thorstensen

August 14 - August 18

| $750

August 14-18
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $70
Class limit: 6
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Each morning, Shelley will begin the workshop with a series of demonstrations on color and printing, which will cover stencils, a la poupé, chine collé, viscosity, multiple plates, relief, collage, and digital media. Using students’ current work and ideas as a catalyst, Shelley will work with each individual to discover which aspects are vital to your work and how to successfully explore and expand your vision.

This workshop provides extended work time allowing participants to incorporate new ways of working into their artistic practice. Artists will learn how to seamlessly incorporate handwork such as drypoint and mezzotint on various substrates, editioned monoprint, paper and polyester photo litho, hand-worked and photo based collagraphs, photocopy transfer, handmade rubber stamp patterning for chine collé, and registration systems that are best suited to individual needs. Shelley will also address possible considerations for content, scale, series, multiplicity, format, paper choice, and available matrices.

This class is currently filled. Please call (845) 658-9133 to inquire about the class wait list.

Shelley is the Queen of all things print. NO technique stumps her, and she is a fabulous teacher. Sign up early, her class fills fast.


Shelley Thorstensen

Shelley Thorstensen has expertise in all printmaking techniques. Her work is part deep personal archive, part printmaking evangelism, woven together in fabric of color, metaphor and commentary. Art critic Edward Sozanski wrote of her work “The ease with which she combines these processes and exploits their individual strengths gives her prints uncommon presence and, more often than not, transcendent beauty”.

Recent solo shows include: As Above, Wagner College, Field Studies: The Scheme of Things, University of the Arts, Since the River Spoke at the Rose Lehrman Gallery, This the Smoke from when the Horses Left at the Painted Bride, Counterpoint: The Leap from Vision to Print at Woodmere Art Museum and The Preponderance of Evidence at The Print Center.

Shelley currently teaches printmaking at Tyler School of Art. Her work can be seen at Dolan/Maxwell (dolanmaxwell.com) and is collected across the U.S., Europe and Japan. She is a past president of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA).


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