Printmaking Workshop: The Painterly Print with Rosemary Cooley
Instructor: Rosemary Cooley
2-day workshop: June 27 & 28
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Costs: $185 Members, $215 Non-members
Plus materials fee: $35.00, which includes paper, inks, gesso, fixative, and pastels, as well as use of plates and tools. Payable to instructor on first day of workshop.
VISUAL ARTS STUDIO
The art of printmaking presents myriad methods. Intaglio, relief, collagraph and lithograph are a few. This new workshop celebrates the painterly method, and the possibilities are endless with this new technique of monoprint.
Rosemary will demonstrate how to paint on acrylic or Gelli plates with a choice of three different kinds of inks: oil based, soy based and acrylic. Each ink has a different “personality”.
After a collection of prints is created on fine archival paper, whether landscape, still life or abstract, the prints will be enhanced with application of clear gesso (marble dust with acrylic medium), which gives a “tooth” to the surface of the print, yet allows the color to show through. This sandy surface is perfect for additions of soft pastel to enhance the print.
Students will work from their photographs, their imaginations, or they may let the tools (rollers, combs, scrapers, stencils) build the print.