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Printmaking Workshops

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

Printmaking Workshops

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Aluminum Plate Photo Lithography, Sundays April 19, 26, & May 3, 10am-3pm
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from $337.50
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$375.00 +$0.00 Fee
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$337.50 +$0.00 Fee
Aluminum Plate Lithography, August 15, 22, & 29, 10am-5pm
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from $472.50
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$525.00 +$0.00 Fee
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$472.50 +$0.00 Fee

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Workshop Refund Policy

Students must submit a refund request 7 days or more before the start date of a class to be issued a 100% refund. A student who submits a refund request less than 7 days before the start date of a class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after the start date of a class or workshop. Classes missed by students can not be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation a week before the first class. If Pyramid cancels the class, the student will be issued a full refund.



 

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Printstallation

Date & Time: Saturday, April 11, 18, & 25, 10am-3pm


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 printmaking processes, and install the resulting site-specific work in the community.Be inspired by the prinstallations of contemporary artists such as Nicola Lopez and Crystal Wagner, create one-of-a-kind collaborative works, and see your art exhibited!

All levels welcome.


Tuition: $375 plus $20 materials fee, payable to the instructor


Instructor: Emma Ringness



 

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Aluminum Plate Photo Lithography


Date & Time: Sundays April 19, 26, & May 3, 10am-3pm


Description: In this course, students will explore lithography using photo-sensitive Aluminum Litho Plates. Students will explore creating hand drawn or digitally produced photo positives, and learn proper exposure, development, and printing of Photo Litho Plates. Students will primarily work fin black and white, though color printing instruction will be offered.


Tuition: $375 plus $60 materials fee, payable to the instructor


Instructor: Melissa Ezelle



 

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Photogravure


Date & Time: May 15-17, Friday 7-9pm; Saturday 2pm-6pm; Sunday 2pm-6pm. (3 session workshop)

Date & Time: June 12-14, Friday 7-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 2-6pm (3 session workshop)

Date & Time: July 31-August 2, Friday 7-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 2-6pm (3 session workshop)


Description: Reproduce a full tonal photograph by developing, etching, and printing your own copper plate photogravure. In Nicolas Jenkins’ expansive three-day workshop students will learn the steps of this 19th century technique.Participants will leave this class with an understanding of the photogravure process, an etched copper plate photogravure, and a number of proofs of their very own image.


Tuition: $275 plus $75 materials fee, payable to the instructor


Instructor: Nicolas Jenkins


 


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Etching Extravaganza


Dates & Time: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-9pm (6 session workshop)

Description: This six week 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 and drypoint

Week 2: Aquatint

Week 3: Soft ground textures

Week 4: Spit bite

Week 5: Multiple color plate printing

Week 6: Open Studio

Participants will leave the course knowing six 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 instructor with plate development and printing. All levels of experience are welcome.


Tuition: $450


Materials Fee: $60 payable to the instructor


Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com

 




Printshop Certification


Date & Time: June 18, 6-8pm (1 session workshop)

Date & Time: July 9, 6-8pm (1 session workshop)


Description: This certification will introduce experienced printmakers to the nuts and bolts of our printshop. 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


Materials Fee: $10 (payable to the instructor)


Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn

www.gretchenschermerhorn.com




 

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Mezzotint


Date & Time: June 27 & 28, 12-6pm (2 session workshop)


Description: Mezzotint is a direct, chemical-free method of intaglio printing, unique in its tonality, richness, and potential for soft edges. A demonstration on rocking the plate will be given, but students will work with pre-rocked plates. They will learn to transfer an image to the plate and be coached through the process of printing and altering the plate. Proper care for and sharpening of tools will be explained.

*Because pre-rocked plates will need to be ordered in advance and will take several weeks to ship, enrollment for this class will end June 1st.


Tuition: $300


Materials Fee: $10 (payable to the instructor)


Instructor: Kate Samworth

http://katesamworth.com

 


Reduction Woodblock Printing


Date & Time: July 7, 14, 21, 6-9pm (3 session workshop)


Description: In this three class series,  students will learn the reduction cut method for color woodcut printmaking. The ‘reduction’ process involves gradual cutting of the block, with the image continually being taken away with each color. At each stage, the block is reprinted, and the ink is applied in layers until the images is complete. Topics covered will include how to hand-carve a woodblock, how to effectively mix and layer colored inks, and how to achieve accurate print registration. All skill levels are welcome.


Tuition: $225


Materials Fee: $35 payable to the instructor


Instructors: Gretchen Shermerhorn & Franc Rosario



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Japanese Woodblock (Mokuhanga)


Date & Time: July 24-26, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm (3 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.


Tuition: $375


Materials: Instructor will provide a list of materials to students at least one week before the class. Students can expect to spend between $40-$80 on these materials depending on the quality of tools.


Instructor: Annie Bissett

http://anniebissett.com

 

 

 

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White Line Woodcuts


Date & Time: July 27 & 28, 6-9pm (2 session workshop)


Description: White line woodcuts, also called Provincetown prints, are an interesting hybrid between monoprints and Japanese style watercolor woodcuts. Developed in the early 20th century by Blanche Lazzell and others, white line prints are polychrome prints done on a single block of wood rather than on multiple blocks. A line drawing or design is incised on the block with a knife or gouge creating v-shaped cuts, which become white lines when printed. Each area between the lines is hand colored with watercolor or gouache and printed with a baren or wooden spoon until the print is complete. Although the block can be used over and over again, every print will be unique because of the variations in paint application. All experience levels welcome.


Tuition: $150


Materials: Instructor will provide a list of materials to students at least one week before the class. Students can expect to spend between $40-$80 on these materials depending on the quality of tools.


Instructor: Annie Bissett

http://anniebissett.com




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Aluminum Plate Lithography


Date & Time: August 15, 22, & 29, 10am-5pm (3 session workshop)


Description: In this course, students will gain working knowledge in drawing, processing, and printing a Lithograph using aluminum plates.  Students will be introduced to the complexities of multiple plate color and registration techniques.  All students will have printing, processing, and troubleshooting time during class and will have the opportunity to produce a small edition of prints. This class is longer in duration and in depth, in order to ensure that all students have hands-on opportunity during class time to cover the entire lithography process - it is recommended for those interested in pursuing continuing education.


Tuition: $525


Materials Fee: $40 payable to the instructor


Instructor: Melissa Ezelle



Workshop Refund Policy

Students must submit a refund request 7 days or more before the start date of a class to be issued a 100% refund. A student who submits a refund request less than 7 days before the start date of a class will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after the start date of a class or workshop. Classes missed by students can not be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation a week before the first class. If Pyramid cancels the class, the student will be issued a full refund.

Have questions about Printmaking Workshops? Contact Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

When & Where


Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM (EDT)


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Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Pyramid Atlantic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, and the art of the book. The mission of Pyramid Atlantic is to promote and nurture artistic excellence through imaginative programming in the visual arts for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Pyramid Atlantic carries out its mission through our three core programs areas: Artist-in-Residence Programs, Education Programs, and Exhibitions and Event Programs. 

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