Pasta Press Drypoint & Monoprint with Marsha Slomowitz, October 28-29

Pasta Press Drypoint & Monoprint with Marsha Slomowitz, October 28-29

216.00

MONDAY & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 & 29, 10 AM-4 PM

Drypoint is a non-toxic form of intaglio printmaking achieved by directly scratching marks and lines into plexiglass plates and running them through a press. This class will show how to make a plate by working with different tools and textures, how to ink and wipe plates for a variety of effects, and how to print multiples using a home pasta maker as a press! You will go home with a few finished prints, as well as with the skills to make your own prints at home with this simple method.

Using a pasta press and plastic printing plates, we will learn how to make drypoints, building images by scratching directly into the plate with multiple tools. Experimentation will be encouraged. Demonstrations of monoprinting, chine-collé, surface rolling, stencils and multi-plate printing will offer students additional printing techniques to augment their drypoint base images.

MATERIALS FEE: $25, cash or check payable to Marsha Slomovitz on the first day of the workshop. This covers the cost of paper, inks, plates, and more.

MATERIALS TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP

Essential:

  • Ideas for subjects to sketch freehand or 
    3 x 4” imagery/reference drawings/photos for tracing

  • Sharp pointed tool for drawing on plates
    (dickblick.com/products/etchingdrypoint-needles-and-scribes, or discarded dental tools)

  • (Self-healing) plastic cutting board any size

  • Sharp x–acto knife #11 or #16 with extra blades (or similar)

  • Watercolor brushes, optional: brayers 

  • Baby wipes for cleaning

  • Art smock/apron

Optional:

  • Bring your own pasta maker!

  • Extra printing paper: lightweight Rives BFK:
    dickblick.com/products/bfk-rives-printmaking-papers/)

  • Sandpaper all grits for textures/tones,
    electric drummel tool

  • Duralar or mylar pad or sheets  for cutting stencils, 
    textured plastic, sponges rubber stamps, lace, doilies, leaves for making textures 
    with ink

  • Acrylic colors for monoprinting

  • Brayers

  • Thin latex gloves

  • An old phone book/tissue paper
     for wiping plates

  • Cotton rag(s)

ABOUT MARSHA
MARSHA SLOMOWITZ co-founded Corvidae Press, a non-toxic printmaking studio at Fort Worden. Designer, illustrator, painter and printmaker, she attended Rhode Island School of Design and Alfred University and worked in the ethnographic collections of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. Marsha designs books and printed matter for the NY publishing industry and arts non-profits. She has traveled extensively, exhibited and taught in New England, New York and the Pacific Northwest, where she now resides.

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NOTE: Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for PTSA students.

REMEMBER MEMBERS: You get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout. To join, CLICK HERE.

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