An intensive one-day introduction to the pleasures of fume free, water miscible Akua soy-based inks. Review basic printmaking processes, and learn how Akua Inks can expand your options with their unique qualities. Learn to mix and modify Akua Inks for viscosity, rolling techniques, additive and reductive layers, overprinting, off-set transfers, trace monotype, ghost images, and chine collé. The transparency, color intensity, soap and water cleanup, and lack of toxic fumes make using Akua Intaglio Inks a liberating experience.
CATHERINE KERNAN is co-founder and partner of Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts, and director of Maud Morgan Arts, an art center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Cooper Union and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin / Madison. The recipient of numerous grants, Catherine has exhibited widely and her work is in many public, private, and corporate collections. Visit Catharine at www.catherinekernan.com
Image: Catherine Kernan, Soundings, Woodcut monoprint on Hannemuhle