DIY Printmaking

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Taught by Christine Garvey

Christine Garvey is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur who divides her time between Austin, New York, and Italy. She received her MFA from Concordia University Montreal, and BFA from Washington University in St Louis. Her works on paper and installations have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions with Galerie Circulaire (Montreal), Sur La Montagne Galerie (Berlin), Jules Maidoff Gallery (Italy), and HERE Art Center (New York). Garvey is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a 2015 Fulbright Research Grant from the Italian Commission, and most recently a City of Austin Community Initiatives Grant. Since 2015, she has been running a popular drawing program in Italy called Tuscan Drawing Excursions bringing students from Brooklyn each year. Garvey primarily lives in Austin, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Practice and the 2D Art Foundations Area Head at the University of Texas in the College of Fine Art. For more info visit:

Friday, May 24, 1:00-6:00pm

Location: Prospect Heights Brainery (190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, BK)

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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