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Printmaking Workshops

Pyramid Atlantic

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PDT)

Printmaking Workshops

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Printshop Certification May 6, 2pm-4pm   more info Ended $50.00 $2.24
Linocuts: Hand carve and hand print May 18, 11am-4pm   more info Ended $115.00 $3.87
Paper Lithography June 7, 10am-4pm   more info Ended $170.00 $5.24
Collagraph June 8, 10am-3pm   more info Ended $125.00 $4.12
Photogravure July 5 & 6, 2pm-6pm and July 7, 6-9pm (three session workshop)   more info Ended $260.00 $7.49
Etching Extravaganza July 10, 17, 24, 31, & August 7, 6pm-9pm (five session workshop)   more info Ended $350.00 $9.74
Japanese-Style Woodblock Printing: Moku Hanga July 11, 12, 13, 10am-3pm (three session workshop)   more info Ended $300.00 $8.49
Printshop Certification July 17, 6pm-8pm   more info Ended $50.00 $2.24
Multi-pass Monotype July 19 & 20, 10am-3pm (two session workshop)   more info Ended $230.00 $6.74
Pronto Plate Printmaking July 20, 10am-4pm   more info Ended $150.00 $4.74
Mezzotint July 26 & 27, 6pm-9pm (two session workshop)   more info Ended $150.00 $4.74
Printstallation July 26, August 2 & August 9, 10am-3pm (three session workshop)   more info Ended $350.00 $9.74

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Title: Printshop Certification

Date & time: May 6, 2pm-4pm

Description: Want to fly solo in the printshop?  This certification will introduce printmakers to the nuts and bolts of this studio. You will learn how to set the pressure on both the Rembrandt and the French Tool press, how and where to mix your inks, health and safety procedures, and proper clean up. This certification is required for those who wish to rent the printshop for special projects, editioning and independent rental.

Tuition: $50

Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com

 

 

 

 

Title: Linocuts: Hand carve and hand print

Date and time: May 18, 11am-4pm

Description: Learn to carve linoleum and print it by hand in your home studio. This course focuses on simple printing, no large equipment needed. Please bring an image that you'd like to see printed. Beginners are welcome.

Tuition: $115

Materials fee: $20, payable to the instructor

Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com

 

 

 

 

New! Visiting Artist Instructor

Title: Paper Lithography

Date & Time: June 7, 10am-4pm

Description: Pull lithographic prints from plates made from paper! The ease and economy of photocopies and lasterprints as plates make interesting lithographs that have a distinct look! Unique textures and fine lines can be achieved with this non-toxic technique. You can even draw and paint washes directly on the plate before printing. Each participant will pull several prints and also be shown how to print in multiple colors. Some printing experience would be helpful but not required.

Tuition: $170 (all materials included)

Instructor: Irene Chan

www.ch-anpress.com

 

 

 

Title: Collagraph

Date & Time: June 8, 10am-3pm

Description: Collagraph is an exciting printmaking technique the transforms commonplace objects such as fabric, tin cans, pocket change, and lots more, into beautiful printable surfaces. Both beginning and intermediate printers will enjoy learning how to create and print plates and how to experiment with matrixes and inking styles. All levels welcome.

Tuition: $125

Materials fee: $20, payable to instructor

Instructor: Emma Ringness

www.hambonepress.com

 

 

 

Title: Photogravure

Date & Time: July 5 & 6, 2pm-6pm and July 7, 6-9pm (three session workshop)

Description: Photogravure is a process of etching tones into copper with a sensitized gelatin paper resist, using a continuous tone positive and aquatint screen. The tones of the positive are then etched into the copper plate. Photogravures can produce the fine detail and continuous tones of photographs, and it also yields an etched plate that can be retouched and re-worked with any of the traditional etching processes.

In this workshop, you will learn how to: create a digital file and print it on to a transparent film, adhere a rosin grain to copper, adhere the sensitized gelatin to the copper plate, etch the copper plate and print.

Tuition: $260

Materials fee: $75 materials fee, payable to instructor

Instructor: Nicolas Jenkins

www.nicjenkins.com

 

 

 

Title: Etching Extravaganza

Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, & August 7, 6pm-9pm (five session workshop)

Description:  This course will cover a variety of etching techniques, and offer participants the opportunity to develop longer projects and technical skills in an open studio format.

Week 1: Line etching

Week 2: Aquatint

Week 3: Spit bite

Week 4: Color layering and techniques

Week 5: Chine colle

Participants will leave the course knowing five new etching techniques, how to effectively mix etching inks, how to set the pressure on both presses, and how to properly clean up the studio. During the workshop, students will have full-access to the printshop as well as individualized assistance from the instructor with plate development and printing. All levels of experience are welcome.

Tuition: $350

Materials fee: $50, payable to instructor  

Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com

 

 

 

New! Visiting Artist Instructor

Title: Japanese-Style Woodblock Printing: Moku Hanga

Dates: July 11, 12, 13, 10am-3pm (three session workshop)

Description: Relief prints tend to be bold and graphic, but the Japanese method with its water-borne pigments, brushes and hand printing allows for softer and more painterly relief prints. This workshop will touch on all aspects of the process: transferring images to woodblocks, carving with Japanese tools, using the kento registration system, and printing with brushes and a baren. Participants will learn to create a bokashi (gradation), control textures using varying amounts of water or rice paste, overprint two colors to create a third color, and soften carved edges. The workshop is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice. A materials list and instructions for image development, will be sent to students upon enrollment.

Tuition: $300

Instructor: Annie Bissett

Ms. Bissett has been working with Japanese-style woodblock prints (moku hanga) since 2005. Her print work builds on her 25+ year career as a freelance digital illustrator, serving a national clientele that has included Time-Life Publications, National Geographic Society, American Express, and the Wall Street Journal. Her woodblock prints have been exhibited in a number of printmaking venues such as Boston Printmakers Biennial, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the Print Center in Philadelphia, IPCNY, and the International Mokuhanga Conference in Kyoto Japan. She is represented in Seattle by Cullom Gallery and has been a core faculty instructor at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio since 2009.

www.anniebissett.com

 

 

 

Title: Printshop Certification

Date: July 17, 6pm-8pm

Description: Want to fly solo in the printshop?  This certification will introduce printmakers to the nuts and bolts of this studio. You will learn how to set the pressure on both the Rembrandt and the French Tool press, how and where to mix your inks, health and safety procedures, and proper clean up. This certification is required for those who wish to rent the printshop for special projects, editioning and independent rental.

Tuition: $50

Instructor: Nicolas Jenkins

www.nicjenkins.com

 

 

Title: Multi-pass Monotype

Dates: July 19 & 20, 10am-3pm (two session workshop)

Description: Who says printmakers are rigid? Are you interested in loosening up, working more spontaneously, and expanding your printmaking tool kit? This workshop is for you!

On the first day, participants will be guided through the basics of the additive and subtractive monoprinting, trace monotypes, positive/negative stenciling and viscosity printing. In addition, attention will be placed on image-making methods, ink mixing, appropriate papers. The second day will be spent exploring the sequential possibilities of monotype, with an emphasis on developing images conceptually and formally. Individual and group critiques as needed.

Tuition: $ 230

Materials Fee: $20, payable to instructor

Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com

 

 

 

Title: Pronto Plate Printmaking

Date & Time: July 20, 10am-4pm

Description:  Pronto plates, a polyester based plastic material, were developed for the offset printing industry, but now printmakers have figured out a variety of techniques for using these matrices. Learn how to create dynamic prints utilizing this non-toxic process, created through hand drawn images.

Tuition: $150

Materials Fee: $25, payable to instructor 

Instructor: Matt McLaughlin

www.matthewtmclaughlin.com

 

 

 

 

Title: Mezzotint

Date & Time: July 26 & 27, 6pm-9pm (two session workshop)

Description:  If you like to draw, and love rich dark blacks and subtle gradients, this printmaking workshop is for you! The design principle is similar to that of reductive charcoal drawing; where one starts with a black background and creates an image by removing and erasing charcoal pigment. First students will learn how to create a heavy even texture on a copper plate. This creates the rich blacks that mezzotints are known for. Next, students will learn how to use the scraper and burnisher to work subtractively, taking out the light areas of the the composition.

Tuition: $150

Materials fee: $40, payable to instructor

Instructor: Nicolas Jenkins

www.nicjenkins.com

 

 

 

Title: Printstallation

Date & Time: July 26, August 2 & August 9, 10am-3pm (three session workshop)

Description: In this workshop, students will explore how they can utilize the printmaking process and the idea of multiples to create a unique collaborative installation. Students will discuss printstallations, work together to create elements of the piece through the printmaking processes, and install the resulting site-specific work in the community. Be inspired by the printstallations of contemporary artists, create one-of-a-kind collaborative works, and see your art exhibited!  All levels welcome.

Tuition: $350

Materials fee: $25, payable to instructor

Instructor: Emma Ringness

www.hambonepress.com

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Printmaking Workshops? Contact Pyramid Atlantic

When & Where


Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PDT)


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