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FROTTAGE: EXPLORATIONS IN TEXTURE

Instructor: Christopher Shore
November 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
$25 Members and Non-members



ONLINE WORKSHOP TAKING PLACE ON ZOOM

Learn about the art of frottage, a technique of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art. Initially developed in 1925 by the Surrealist artist Max Ernst, this “automatic” method of creative production was inspired by his fascination with ancient wood flooring. The results can either be left as it is or used as the basis for further exploration.

No experience necessary

 

Image: Christopher Shore,Untitled, 2021, Frottage, 12”x9”

 

CHRISTOPHER SHORE received his MFA in printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has studied printmaking in Venice and Florence. His work explores many traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and has been exhibited internationally. Chris is the Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Visit Chris at www.christophershore.info

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*THIS ONLINE WORKSHOP IS DEMONSTRATION BASED- THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT MANDATORY TO ATTEND THE ONLINE WORKSHOP*

  • Paper – smooth and thin paper such as copy paper, thin asian paper, thin drawing paper
  • Wax Crayons, china markers
  • Graphite sticks
  • Woodless colored pencils or color sticks
    (anything that is not dusty or too dry (ie not pastels)
  • Low relief objects, stencils, leaves, rulers, tree bark, textures surfaces, plastic mesh, wood surfaces, embossed metal tins, stiff fabrics, and anything with firm or rigid textures. Many things will workOptional: Relief printing plates, collagraph plates, etc…
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