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July 2019

Woodcut Workshop – Valerie Lueth

July 8 - July 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Working artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop shares her unique approach to woodcut printmaking, offering insight into drawing and carving techniques, transferring, registering and printing multi-block color, tool maintenance and more. Expand your application of traditional woodcut craft while experiencing Valerie's intricate & spirited methods of block printing! In class, Valerie will work with participants to create color woodcut prints using blocks of 3/4" birch plywood; the number of color blocks and level of difficulty to be determined by each…

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Mono Print Magic – Kat Richards

July 15 - July 19
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Explore experimental and traditional monoprint methods in this five-day workshop. Students will discover unconventional tools to create various textures using both oil and water-based mediums with stenciling to build layers. These methods combine the richness of oil-based ink with translucency of watercolor to create dynamic printed imagery. Various short demonstrations throughout the workshop will teach offset printing onto stencils, reductive and additive inking, chine-collé and applying texturized ink with alterative tools. Students should be prepared to try new methods of…

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The Printed World: the Personal and the Political – Amy Diaz-Infante

July 15 - July 19
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of the screen print process including multiple-color registration, the use of both hand-drawn and photo stencil techniques, and printing on paper, fabric, or alternative materials. We will also touch on the elements and principles of design and how to employ them to strengthen your compositions and support your content. We will review contemporary art examples to discuss the socio-historical context of the screen print medium and how artists have pushed the medium…

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Experimental Inking Techniques with Letterpress Printing – Stephanie Carpenter

July 22 - July 26
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Letterpress printing is a tactile art form. Each step of the process is a physical act, from sketching ideas on paper to gathering the type and making the impression. In this class, we’ll explore letterpress printing using written language. We will delve into this topic by breaking down words and letterforms into modular components to communicate specific meanings. Working with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating relief prints, participants will use a variety of materials such as wood, metal,…

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Check Your Tone: Digital Screenprinting – Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas

July 22 - July 26
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop focuses in on the possibility and potential for using transparent color-layering in silkscreen on paper. Students will learn how to mix colors using pigment with transparent acrylic ink and building color and blend roll layers to find the sweet-spot with transparency and vibrancy. The workshop will include instruction on the foundations of creating and translating imagery for the screen, stencil-making processes, and registration. In addition, we will practice building and experimenting with color layers, noting unique and serial…

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Resistance and Relief – Celeste de Luna

July 29 - August 2
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will use the history of political printmaking as a platform to explore the nature of political imagery.  With border artist and activist Celeste De Luna, students will develop imagery using guided imagining to create a visual vocabulary of images based on community cultural wealth that can be used again and again.  Participants will create a woodcut relief print from this inventory.  This workshop will be helpful to those who want to explore creative process collaboratively, interested in charged…

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August 2019

Motivational Intaglio – Shelley Thorstensen

August 5 - August 9
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Each morning, Shelley will begin the workshop with a series of demonstrations including ways of using color and printing. She will cover stencils, a la poupé, chine collé, viscosity, multiple plates, relief, collage, and digital media. Using participants’ current work and ideas as a catalyst, Shelley will work with everyone individually to discover what aspects are vital to their work and how to successfully explore and expand their visions. This workshop allows participants to incorporate new ways of working into their artistic…

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Draw, Expose, Print, Fold – Sarah McDermott

August 5 - August 9
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

In this workshop, participants will learn new skills in screen printing, while also creating simple book structures. We will begin with a primer on the photo-emulsion screen print process, exploring different ways of making stencils with film positives, including hand drawn, rubylith and photographic source imagery, as well as working on layering transparent colors. We will simultaneously practice several folded forms and simple sewn structures, and will then investigate sequence, movement, and the relationships between surfaces as we begin to…

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Moving Surfaces: Monoprinting – Tara Sabharwal

August 19 - August 23
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Explore monoprinting by building up a colorful, painterly surface on plexiglass with oil- or water-based inks. We will draw with brushes and brayers and work reductively with a variety of ink viscosities, transparencies, and opacities. Participants will develop their prints by building richly layered surfaces over several press runs and learn to combine stencils, chine collé, and textured fabrics and materials in the printing process. Pre-existing substrates, such as etchings or collagraph plates, can also be used to produce new…

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Monoprinting With Text – Tana Kellner

August 26 - August 30
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

The starting point of this workshop will be the elemental question of motivation and how to make work that honors your personal aesthetic, and expresses your concerns, fears, hopes and desires in an effective way. Through a series of guided exercises, students will explore mark making using a variety of simple printmaking processes ranging from monoprints, collagraph, drypoint, stencilling and image transfer techniques to create a series of related prints. All of these techniques are non-toxic, direct processes that are easy…

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