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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.

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.  In the span of a week, you will explore a variety of these techniques to expand the potential of your imagery within the framework of printmaking and photo transfers.

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.

Printmaking is a traditional artistic process in which one transfers images from one or more matrix onto another surface, most often paper.

All images:  ©Jari Poulin

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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. She is fascinated by and deploys various forms of obfuscation within her imagery to both challenge and push the boundaries of how the brain chooses to see, fill in the blanks, and discard visual information.  As an artist and fine art photographer, Jari’s images are photographically based.  She uses both digital and analog processes as well as printmaking techniques such as polymer photogravure, monotypes, mixed media and stenciling within her practice. She is a Printmaker Member of the Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY where she regularly works and teaches workshops. Ms. Poulin is the recipient of many national and international awards including the International Photo Awards (IPA), 7th Worldwide Pollux Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), ND Magazine Awards, Black and White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner, Color Magazine Portfolio Prize, the Ink Shop International Mini Print Juried Exhibit. Her work has been exhibited widely including Galerie la Ferme du Mousseau, Elacourt France, Limerick, Ireland, PhotoPlace Gallery  in Vermont, The Atlanta Photography Group, SE Center for Photography, C4FAP,  Lunder Gallery in Boston, Cape Cod Center for Photography, NYC for the Story of the Creative Exhibition, See Me Year in Review Exhibition on Long Island, The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and in many venues throughout the Finger Lakes region.