In this workshop participants will use relief monoprinting to explore the unique properties and possibilities of Akua Intaglio Inks. Using carved blocks, artists will explore a variety of ways to print yielding a range of results. The workshop will include the woodblocks necessary to print and will cover how to modify inks, offset images, use ghosts, and viscosity rolls, as well as cut blocks, sharpen tools and registration techniques, and chine collé. Opportunities for “controlled accidents” and “calculated spontaneity” are encouraged to answer the questions of what, and how, and why, as well as who you are as an artist. Emphasis will be put on identifying and enhancing the synergy between each participant’s engagements with printmaking.
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 Catherine at www.catherinekernan.com
Image:Catherine Kernan, Tracking #5, Woodcut monoprint