DIY Printmaking

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Christine Garvey is an artist and coach based in Austin, Texas. Her creative work has been recognized with a Fulbright Research Grant, an Austin Community Initiatives Award, and a Fellowship from Concordia University Montreal. Since 2010 she’s been a teaching artist and faculty member at various institutions, including the University of Texas at Austin, Florence University of the Arts, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. She writes and speaks about ideas that impact artists, including scarcity and financial stability, and helps artists set goals and gain momentum in their creative practices. To find out more about her work visit: christine-garvey.com.

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In this 5-hour workshop, we'll explore methods of printmaking that do not require a press and can easily be done at home. You'll learn the basic principles of relief printing (using EZ-cuts and linoleum), monoprinting (using plexi glass), as well as alternative processes like photocopy transferring. The class will demonstrate these techniques and allow students the chance to practice, and make multiples of their imagery. At the end of the workshop, students can swap prints, taking a new collection of art home with them.

No previous knowledge of printmaking is necessary.

Students are encouraged to bring 5-10 photocopies of images you want to use in class. Note: they MUST BE PHOTOCOPIES; computer printouts will not work for the transferring process. Images should be simple and small, around 4" x 5" and in black and white.

(Class size: 10, hands on, includes a lino cutter set for you to keep!)

 

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