This four day workshop will allow participants of all levels to develop prints through additive and reductive collage techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gather their own source materials including existing prints that can be repurposed with chine-collé. Experimentation with embossment and painterly processes like trace monotypes and transfers will be used to interpret more direct collage methods. Demonstrations will address selection of papers, preparation of inks, glues and how to apply them.
ELIZABETH BLOMSTER received her BFA from Alfred University in 1998 and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Elizabeth has been included in group exhibitions in Manhattan at Monya Rowe Gallery, the Lower Eastside Printshop, IPCNY,Dieu Donné Papermill and Sideshow gallery in Brooklyn. The recipient of multiple residencies, Elizabeth attended the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France during summer 2011. Currently Elizabeth is a teaching artist at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and lives and works in Norwalk, CT.
Image: Elizabeth Blomster, Untitled, 2008, Oil based ink monoprint with collage