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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets Wednesdays 1-4pm ET, for eight sessions from Jan 5 to Mar 9. NO CLASSES Feb 2 or Feb 9 + One-on-One by appointment
This course explores the potential of image to take on a new life in the inky world of printmaking where photographic images and transfers are combined with inks in the forms of monoprints, stencils, collagraphs, and other techniques. This course will expand your vision and allow you to explore the potential of your imagery within the framework of printmaking.
In our workshop we will begin with photographic images as the basic building block on which layers of monoprints, stencils, and other techniques are combined to augment and build interesting intersections of ideas, chance and expressive mark making.
A photographic image can be altered, enhanced, disrupted, augmented and expanded with printmaking in such a way that can add meaning, message, and an enhanced visual experience for the viewer. If you have ever wanted to put your hand to your images with ink, paint, or other materials, this is the course for you. You will learn to visualize layers, get down and dirty creative, and deploy a printmaking skill set to execute your vision of revealing, concealing and augmenting your imagery in new and exciting ways.
Printmaking is a traditional artistic process in which one transfers images from one or more matrix onto another surface, most often paper.
Class meets Wednesdays 1-4pm Eastern
There will be opportunity for One-on-One sessions with the instructor
This course is an active “making” workshop with 24 hours of instruction plus an expectation that students invest a few hours a week outside of class. It will require setting up a small studio space in your home with a hard table to work on and a place to store your supplies in between classes.
Your supplies and materials will cost approximately $300. Below is a list of materials that students will need for the course. Jerry’s Artarama or Dickblick are good sources for most of this list. We recommend you purchase them several weeks in advance so they have time to arrive by the beginning of the course. For your convenience we have provided links to some of the supplies.
Arches 88 22×30 paper (4-6 sheets) https://www.dickblick.com/items/arches-silk-screen-paper-22-x-30-white-single-sheet/
BFK Rives Paper, 175-280 GSM your choice the 280 is super thick and has a lot of body, 4-6 sheets 22×30, (white or cream acceptable) https://www.dickblick.com/products/bfk-rives-printmaking-papers/
Liquitex Medium Acrylic Medium MATTE, 8 oz bottle https://www.dickblick.com/items/00618-3215/
Liquitex Gloss Medium 8oz jar https://www.dickblick.com/items/00618-3165/
inkAID Transferiez Image Transfer Medium https://inkaid1.com/collections/inkaid-transfer-film/products/inkaid-transferiez-image-transfer-medium
inkAID Transfer Film 8.5×11, 25 sheet box. https://inkaid1.com/collections/inkaid-transfer-film/products/inkaid-transfer-film-sheets-1?variant=31516975759411
91% Isopropyl Alcohol (must be 91%). $3.00 16oz available at your local drugstore
Speedball Soft Rubber Brayers, 3” and 6” brayers. If you already have similar sizes that would be fine. If you want to buy more sizes a 2” would be handy. https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-soft-rubber-brayers/
Acetate film for stencil making. You can find this on Amazon. Grafix Dura Lar https://www.amazon.com/GRAFIX-Dura-Lar-9-Inch-12-Inch-Sheets/dp/B002544NHA/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=acetate+stencil+film&qid=1616682531&sr=8-11
Grafix Monoprinting plates, 9×12, pack of 3 plates https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=grafix+monoprint+plates&i=arts-crafts&ref=nb_sb_noss
Akua Intaglio Pigments 118 ml. Start with this Sampler Pack https://www.dickblick.com/items/akua-intaglio-inks-8-color-sampler-pack-59-ml-jars/
Akua Titatanium White Intaglio (there is white in sampler pack but you need more) https://www.dickblick.com/items/akua-intaglio-ink-titanium-white-59-ml/
Akua Release Agent https://www.dickblick.com/products/akua-intaglio-release-agent/
- 70% alcohol content Hand Sanitizer gel
- Foam brushes (mush have half a dozen of these in 2 or 3” width)
- Bone folder, heavy rolling pin or Akua Pin Press, measuring spoons
- Scissors ,low tack tape, painter or artist masking tape, paper towels, rags
- 2 spay bottles 16-32 oz., dish liquid
- Ruler, pencils, glue sticks, small sponges, artist brushes, Q-tips, erasers, empty jars with lids, color pencils or any kinds of traditional artists materials you have laying around including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, Elmers glue or PVA glue.
- Garbage bags, plastic polypropylene sheeting to lay art work on and protect your work surfaces.
- Latex or Nitrile surgical gloves
- N95 respirator mask to protect against fumes which you can find at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
- A piece of plexiglas for your table to roll out inks on your papers. 16×20 or larger is best.
All images: ©Jari Poulin
Instructor: Jari Poulin
Jari Poulin is an artist who uses photography and printmaking based in Ithaca, NY. She holds her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston). Her work is portrait based and explores ideas of the ephemeral, memory, and identity. As a former dancer/choreographer her work often features movement and dance or the implied sense of physicality and energetics.