Planned in conjunction with our Fall Still Life exhibition, this two weekend workshop will delve into the benefits of working observationally from individually constructed still life setups in order to hone participants’ mastery of monotype printmaking techniques. This class will explore color theory, additive and reductive mark making, grisaille and “glazing” techniques as they apply to monotype, and the composition and construction of engaging still life images. Working from life, a time honored tradition practiced in drawing schools around the world, helps push us to solve new problems and train our hands, while printmaking adds a new dimension of layering to explore and learn from.
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, One Morning, Mezzotint, drypoint and etching