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Ross Rollers

August 11 - August 12

| $225


Dates: August 11 and 12, 2020
Time: 4:30-8:30PM
Tuition: $225
Lab fee: $150
Class limit: 10

In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a non-refundable $100 deposit. This reduced deposit reflects our new refund and cancellation policy effective 3/20/20.

Ross Rollers is a process Ross Mazzupappa has developed in collaboration with Christina Humble to produce quality and affordable DIY rollers/brayers that can stand up to rigorous use by students and professionals alike.This workshop is a 2-day event in which participants will:

-Assemble and prepare a mold for the roller

-Cast custom-colored rubber

-Construct a caddy for the roller to rest on

-Demold and assemble a 4” x 9” roller (diameter x width)

The rubber is stable, seamless, can be modified for a variety of durometers, customized to nearly any color, and cleans up as well as any commercially-made brayer. The handle and caddy are made from birch ply and can be sealed with food grade mineral oil, making handle clean-up just as easy as the rubber. Ross and Christina have printed relief, lithography, monoprint, and intaglio with no discernable differences from commercially available rollers!

Ross developed this process in response to his students’ post-grad concerns around affordability and access to tools and equipment. These rollers have also proven to be beneficial for printmaking co-ops, nonprofit shops, and underfunded college programs. It is Ross and Christina’s hope that by teaching the DIY roller-making process, the printmaking community can continue to persist and grow.

This class will be held outdoors with adequate airflow, but we recommend those with respiratory concerns bring a respirator.


Ross Mazzupappa

Ross Mazzupappa is the Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Photography at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ross specializes in Printmaking and Historic Photographic processes. He attended Youngstown State University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Printmaking/Painting in 2012. Ross went on to receive his Master of Arts in Printmaking with a minor emphasis in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2014, and his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a minor emphasis in Photography from the University of Iowa in 2015. Ross’s artwork primarily focuses on issues surrounding the Rust Belt region of the United States. In 2015, he was granted a copyright for his research in developing a new photomechanical etching process. The process was demonstrated at the 2016 Mid America Print Council Biannual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in various juried exhibitions, portfolios, and collections

Christina Humble

Christina Humble received both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Youngstown State University in 2011. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC with her Masters in Fine Arts in Studio Art. Christina is an interdisciplinary artist who works in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and video. The themes of her work are often based on self-reflections and personal observations that she re-conveys into broader ideas about society. She has worked and shown nationally and internationally. She participated in a Study Abroad in Venice, Italy, studying etching and art history in 2010. In 2013, she participated in an artist residency in Berlin, Germany through Glougair Studios.


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