Printmaking Without a Press
Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2022
10am – 4pm each day
Students learn, experiment and practice printmaking-without-a-press using inking, line, painterly, and stencil techniques to create a series of monoprints. You’ll discover an ingenious technique for creating portrait likeness from a photo. We use oil-based etching inks and printmaking plates made of Plexiglas and acetate. Stencil-raised plates can be fixed or re-positioned for multi-colored prints with and without registration. Available and easy to make tools will work the pressure. Chine collé will be taught. Teaching methods feature demonstrations, examples of hand pressed prints, and dialogue with and between students. Students create a variety of prints and gain an abiding knowledge of printmaking using inking, line, painterly, and stencil techniques to create a series of monoprints.
Supply List (student responsibility):
*Rives or other Printmaking Paper. 3 sheets. 22×30 inches. Heavy weight preferred. Available for purchase at Blick Art Supply. (See link below)
*1 2in flat bristle brush, and brushes desired for painterly prints
*12″ or 18″ ruler, rigid and preferably transparent
*Ballpoint pen and Pencil
*Large metal and/or wooden spoon
*Small set soft pastels (optional)
*2 plastic containers with lids for Chine collé glue
$35 Materials fee payable to instructor covers some materials. Students must provide materials listed above.
Suzanne Benton, an international recognized printmaker, sculptor and performance artist, creates artworks drawn from myth, history, literature, and legend. Her signature monoprints speak of a cultural outreach spanning 31 countries. Honored with numerous artist residencies and grants, such as a Fulbright (India) and artist-residency at Harvard University. Benton has exhibited in 150+ solo shows. Her work is collected worldwide. She is and has been listed in various Who’s Who’s (in America, of American Women, and of American Artists.)