This workshop is designed for both beginner and advanced relief printmakers. Beginners have the option to use a special Japanese style relief vinyl which is smooth to cut and advanced printmakers can use wood to hone more advanced skills. Participants are encouraged to consider unusual perspective/viewpoint in concert with a dynamic use of light and shadow to create unique and memorable compositions in line with Chiaroscuro techniques. Image development, block preparation, carving techniques, registration and both press and hand printing technique will be emphasized.
***Participants will have the option to work from the Blue EASY-to-CUT surface or Cherry Ply. Either will be provided and will be 12″ x 18″. PLEASE EMAIL MEAGHAN to confirm which surface you would like to use after you register for the class, as well as to receive recommended carving materials. firstname.lastname@example.org. (more will be available for purchase)***
ROBIN GIBSON is an artist working in multiple print media and works on paper. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a MFA in Printmaking and holds a BFA in Printmaking and a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire-Durham. Prior to joining the art faculty at Penn State in 1982, Robin held faculty appointments at California State University – Long Beach and Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
Image: Robin Gibson, Mahwah, Woodcut