Students will be provided with inks, Plexiglas plates and some printing paper. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite soft bristle paintbrushes, design ideas, and additional paper for later classes.
The class will incorporate ideas and techniques that benefit beginners as well as those experienced in monoprinting or other printmaking techniques. We will focus on experimentation in monoprinting with layering, masking, stenciling and embossing. We will use objects to mask ink paintings on plastic plates and play with surface, transparency and color rolls. We will also demonstrate combining monoprinting with other printmaking techniques; for example, to make color blocks on intaglio or relief plates.
The class might not get into extreme technical complexity, but it will be an opportunity to experiment with alternative monoprint processes without getting into editioning techniques. We offer 12 hours of printmaking time after the class is finished - to be used within 6 months of the class end date.
Angela Conant is an artist working in various media including painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. She has worked in print shops in several cities including New York, Boston and Italy, and is familiar with relief, intaglio and monoprint techniques. Conant has a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and her work has exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix in New York, Interstate Projects in Brooklyn, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art among others. She recently completed a Critical Writing residency at Recess Art. She is a founder and Artistic Director at The Gowanus Studio Space.www.angelaconant.org
When & Where
The Gowanus Studio Space
The Gowanus Studio Space encourages inter-disciplinary exchange and provides affordable access to facilities for artists and designers. Offering exhibition, curation and production opportunities, the studio is an incubator for new ideas and an inroad to today's insular art world.
The GSS' 60+ members rent low-cost studios and storage and have 24-hour access to a woodshop, print studio, metal shop and large common workspace. GSS was established with little funding in industrial Gowanus in 2007.
Visit www.gowanusstudio.org for more details