This workshop is designed as a practical guide to silk aquatint plate making and printing, with a focus on its ability to make inexpensive tonal images 24” x 36” and larger. While participants can decide what is large scale in the context of their work, they will be encouraged to work large and take advantage of the gestural qualities of these painterly prints. Participants will cover screen and substrate selection, adhering of the fabric over large areas, as well as the many acrylic mediums and their effects. Plate making will be non- toxic and plates can be printed with either Akua Inks or oil-based inks. The goal will be individualized development and the realization of one ambitious project.
PAUL DERUVO is the Associate Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. He is recent graduate of Massachusetts College of Art where he majored in printmaking and studied lithography under Tamarind graduate and master printer Carolyn Muscat. He has worked as a teaching assistant for beginner and intermediate lithography, as well as interning at Muscat Studios. He has exhibited work in New York, Boston and Connecticut, and was the recipient of the 2011 Boston Printmaker’s Student Award and was included in their biennial at the Danforth Museum. Visit Paul at www.paulderuvo.com
Image: Paul DeRuvo, Brushing, Silk aquatint