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DEMONSTRATIONS: POCHOIR, COLLAGRAPH WITH SILK AQUATINT and POLYESTER PLATE PRINTMAKING

Instructor: Carol Strause FitzSimonds, Grace Bentley-Scheck and Joan Hausrath
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Individual Sessions: $50 members, $75 non-member/Full Day: $125 members, $175 non-members

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In support of their VISIONS/REVISIONS exhibition, the Printmakers Network of Southern New England will offer weekend demonstrations and workshops in a variety of printmaking techniques. The Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England is a group of artist/printmakers, educators and award-winning artists. Founded in 1992, local artist/printmakers along with the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, set the organization’s mission to advocate traditional printmaking and to provide a resource for regional artists.

POCHOIR
Carol Strause FitzSimonds
1-2 pm
$50 members, $75 non-member

In French “pochoir” means stencil, which is the foundation of the process and the result is characterized by crisp edges and brilliant color. This printmaking process produces images that have a freshly painted appearance. These prints can be only one “monoprint” or in an edition. No form of printing press is needed. This demonstration will begin with an introduction into the history of pochoir and include both stencil making and printing techniques using gouache.

COLLAGRAPH WITH SILK AQUATINT
Grace Bentley-Scheck
2-3 pm
$50 members, $75 non-member

Collagraph is from the word collage. A collagraph plate is a collage of paper or other thin material adhered to a substrate. Silk aquatint results from silk organza being adhered to the collagraph and painted with acrylic medium. Ink is held in the weave of the fabric and printed in dots that result in marks that resemble those resulting from traditional aquatint. Demonstration will include construction of a plate and then demonstrate printing with both intaglio and relief techniques.

POLYESTER PLATE PRINTMAKING
Joan Hausrath
3-4 pm
$50 members, $75 non-member

Polyester Litho Plates are inexpensive, thin plastic plates that can be used to print hand-drawn or photocopied images. Attendees will be introduced to this non-toxic lithographic process where plates, dampened with water, are inked with oil-based ink and printed on a press or by hand. The demonstration will cover the ease of use as well as some of the creative possibilities of image making, multiple color printing, and registration.

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