Beginners and experienced printmakers explore a variety of woodblock printing methods. Using traditional tools and methods in creative ways,students learn to maximize their time at the press. Students create multi-layered reduction prints with oil-based ink and a printing press, as well as single-layer hand rubbed prints with water-based ink. A $40...
Monday Jan 8th, 7pm
Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints created by a painterly method originally developed by the Impressionists. In this class students learn several techniques including subtractive, additive, color blending, texture transfer, and other painterly methods. Monotypes can be abstract or realistic, and students are encouraged to work at their own pace to...
Saturday Jan 13th, 12pm
For those who have already taken screen printing at The Art League or have significant silk screen experience elsewhere, this class offers individual instruction as students follow their own path working in this versatile medium. Course limited to two students.
Monday Jan 8th, 4pm
Silk screen printing can fill a page with color in a single stroke, or build layer upon transparent layer of intricate detail. Screen prints may be vibrant or subtle, sharp-edged, or brushy and textured. Students create hand-painted, hand-cut, and photographic stencils, and then print through them using water based non-toxic inks. Lab fee of $50, payable...
Students discover multiple printmaking techniques focusing on collograph, relief and monotype, using nontoxic materials. Participants can create greeting cards from their prints, as well as print directly onto T-shirts with their relief block.
Sunday Jan 14th, 1:30pm
Learn to create modern graphics by layering textures, photos, text, color and drawn images using contemporary printing techniques. Create a portfolio of unique prints. Explore your creativity through the printing process.
Tuesday Jan 16th, 1pm
Expand your painting skills with this ongoing class! You may choose to work in watercolor, acrylic, water mixable oils, pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, and/or printmaking. Receive personal instruction, critique, and guidance in an easy-going environment that encourages experimentation. All levels welcome!
We will learn how to produce monoprints through the use of gelatin plates instead of a printing press. We will experiment with homemade and commercial products that provide a gelatin-like surface for printing. Gel plates can be coated with acrylic paints and texturized to produce interesting textures and unpredictable surface effects. We will use stamps,...
This course covers a variety of printmaking techniques, including linocut and drypoint. Students explore the possibilities of color using monotype. Each printmaker has the opportunity to print his own t-shirt or tote-bag. There is a supply list for this class in the school store. A materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class
Sunday Jan 14th, 10:30am
This class is designed for students with some background in printmaking, as well as for more advanced students. By working with a master printmaker, students can refine their skills in intaglio, lithography, and/or monotype printing by focusing on individual or class projects. New and more advanced techniques are introduced for student exploration....
Thursday Jan 11th, 7pm
This class is structured to give beginning students solid basic skills in the calligraphic arts and help intermediate students learn new hands. Working with dip pens and large nibs students learn control of ink and paint, letter structure, rhythm, alphabet analysis, spacing and basic page layout. Students are supported in their skill development...
Saturday Jan 13th, 10am
Join renowned Chinese calligrapher and VisArts Studio Artist Bertrand Mao in this introduction to calligraphy brush and ink on rice paper. VisArts will provide all materials needed for a hands-on experience.
This workshop is a fun introduction for those new to encaustic, and those who seek to refine their skills. Diversity of learning is covered, including basic materials and techniques and safety issues. We will discuss supports, grounds, layering, scraping, fusing, transparencies, collage, image transfer, and combining encaustic with oil and other media. ...
Students learn to make small boxes out of copper, silver, or a combination of metals. Methods for making a unique lid using roller printing, repousse, or fold forming are presented. The skills of soldering, forming, hingemaking, and clasps are covered.
Sunday Jan 14th, 1:30pm
Making marks with needle and thread in fabric is an expressive art form. Students learn techniques for manipulating basic stitches while working towards a personal vocabulary of mark making. Some fabric painting/printing techniques are also covered. This workshop provides the beginner with necessary skills for taking Hand Stitching Continued....
Saturday Jan 6th, 10am