LIZ BANNISH lives and works in Norwalk, CT as Studio Manager and Collaborative Printer for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She earned her BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011 with her award-winning show of stone lithographs. Afterward, she served as an intern for Zea Mays Printmaking, bringing their research in non-toxic printmaking to SGC San Francisco in 2013. She served as Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years, running their printmaking studio, letterpress studio, photo darkrooms, and OSHA compliance programs. Liz has trained with masters Barry Moser (Pennyroyal Press), Peter Pettengill (Wingate Studios), and Liz Chalfin (Zea Mays Printmaking). Her personal work spans the media of sustainable and traditional printmaking and includes relief, etching, lithography, and alternative photography. When not getting her hands inky, Liz dives for the local aquarium.
Visit Liz at www.lizbannish.com and instagram @lizbannish.
Workshop participants are asked to bring any reference material for drawing they may need/want. Come prepared to draw!
Participants may also bring their own paper if they so wish. Limited paper will be provided.
All the following materials are included in class price and will be provided:
2 count 18”x 25.5” Ball-grained aluminum plate
4 ½ sheets of paper (15”x22”)
Talc + brush
Litho etching chemistry (TAPEM, phosphoric acid, gum arabic)
Soy Solv II
Ink (Roll-up, Senefelder’s Crayon, Shop Mix)
Other tools/materials provided by CCP:
Neoprene gloves, goggles, aprons
Ink (roll up, crayon black, and shop mix black)
Press + scraper bars + plate backer
Ph strips +digital meter