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Transfer printing, also called draw-through or inversion printing, is an easy and satisfying way of making images filled with background texture and tone. Drawing on an inked plate and then printing the remainder allows you to create a positive and a negative of your image. Join us to experiment with this fun process and make a series of unique, personal prints. We will use a variety of types and weights of paper to print and collage.
All you need are some some ideas to work from, or bring some drawings if you have them. Paper, ink and glue will be provided.
Martha Makosky has been making art in various media since childhood, including carving and printing blocks by hand. She expanded her horizons in printmaking by studying monotype when she moved to Bainbridge in 2002. She found it integrated all the skills she had been playing with all her life in an unexpected dialogue with the press. Since then she has continued to learn and experiment with a wide variety of printmaking methods.
Martha has enjoyed taking classes and workshops with master printers locally and in Mexico. Collecting and combining different ways of making images keeps prompting inspiration. Her prints usually involve layering and may include drawing, oil pastel, painting, collaging, stenciling, etching, and other types of image transfer processes.
See more of Martha's work at www.marthamakosky.com
Montana printmaker Sukha Worob comes to BARN in August to teach an all-level, interdisciplinary, collaborative two session class. Students will have an opportunity to develop imagery using a set of pre-made screenprinted marks and laser-cut woodblocks. Silkscreen and laser cut matrices will be combined to create unique monoprints.
Basic relief hand-printing techniques using barens (hand held printing tools) will be taught, as well as basic silk screening technique.
On the first day students will create their work using existing blocks and marks, subsequently and should they choose to, participants will have an opportunity to develop their own forms and marks to add to the mix of imagery during printing on day 2.
This class allows the participants to work collaboratively and think outside the box. Combining techniques from multiple studios, this is the essence of contemporary and conceptual printmaking.
Imagery will be made on the ETA laser cutter on thin birch plywood, and in the fiber studio silk screens. Any interested can create their own imagery, or the provided blocks are available to use as building blocks to create unique combinations.
All skill levels and ages 14 and up are welcome to register. The class will meet and work in the BARN Fiber Studio.
A materials fee of $25 will be added to the cost of the class upon registration.
Please bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for storage
About the Instructor:
Sukha Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015. Worob's work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. His website can be viewed here: www.SukhaWorob.com
To allow our instructors time to prepare adequately, we will be closing registration 5 days before the class date. This practice also allows us to extend you the courtesy of notifying you of cancellation, if you have registered and the class has not reached the minimum to run. So, register early! Thank you for your understanding!
About the InstructorVirginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since the age of 19. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. One of Virginia's memorable experiences during this phase was her trip to Carrara Italy to attend a workshop carving with Carrara marble, a stone used by many Italian masters including Michelangelo.
After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.
At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.
Eric Chamberlain will share his expertise in the use of a variety of printmaking approaches, including trace monotype, additive (brush), and subtractive (roll and remove).
The monotype printmaking process lends itself to gestural and expressive mark making, and Eric will demonstrate viscosity printing, layering techniques and the use of alternative media in making monotypes.
About the InstructorEric Chamberlain, a Seattle based artist, shows his work at Shift Gallery in Seattle, and has exhibited with Shift at the Seattle Art Fair for the past three years. His work is included in a number of permanent collections, including the Museum of NW Art in La Conner, Hotel Max Seattle, and Meryl Lynch Bellevue. Eric currently teaches at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle; his previous positions include art instruction at Creative Arts Week, Maine, Kirkland Arts Center, Washington, and Adjunct Professor, SMU, Texas.
"I continue to depict everyday objects, creating imagery that juxtaposes both imagined and observed memories. Recently, as I spend more time in the studio, I have begun to incorporate an array of bottles, jars, cans and architectural elements from my workspace.
In this exciting two-day workshop with Dawn Endean, you will “deep dive” into the shellac plate process, combining collograph shellac plates with shaped plates and collage to create multi-layered prints. This layering process allows exploration and invention building unexpectedly rich and lively results.
About the InstructorAfter many years as a graphic designer, Dawn Endean began studying printmaking in 2009 at Seattle’s Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has been working seriously as a printmaker since the fall of 2010 and as an instructor at Pratt since 2015. Dawn is a member of Seattle’s Shift Gallery. Her other Seattle exhibitions have included the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, the Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, the Columbia City Gallery and Click Design. She has also shown at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Mighty Tieton in Tieton, Washington, Gallery 25 in Fresno, California and the TurnerPrint Museum in Sacramento, California.
BARN Artisans' Sale
Join our BARN Artisans in a show and sell event.
More info to come soon!