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INTRO TO RISOGRAPHY
with James McPherson
Learn to traverse the line between analog and digital printmaking with a risograph printer. Participants will learn best practices for file preparation and output, use of a risograph printer, and printing and registration. Each participant will come away with the knowledge to print on a risograph and a 1 or 2 color print.
Participants should have an image in mind or completed prior to workshop. Prior experience with photoshop and screenprinting is a plus but not necessary.
JAMES MCPHERSON is a painter and printmaker working Richmond,Va. He is the lead printer for Clown Kisses Press, a risograph printing press, and spends his time trying to make as many zines and books as possible.
LARGE-SCALE WATER-BASED MONOTYPE
with Sophie Treppendahl
Explore the painterly process of monotype to create one-of-a-kind prints. This class will delve into techniques of mark making, painting, stencils, and ghost images using various water-based mediums. During the class each student will learn techniques to create two large-scale monotype prints.
SOPHIE TREPPENDAHL is from Saint Francisville, Louisiana. She received her BA in painting and printmaking from College of Charleston in South Carolina. Sophie currently lives and works in Richmond where her work is inspired by the landscape and people that surround her. Her paintings investigate nostalgia and enchantment in the ordinary.
LETTERPRESS GREETING CARDS
with Jamie Mahoney
Design and print your own greeting cards on a hand-operated letterpress using wood type and antique relief-block illustrations from the Valentine Museum. The tactile quality of ink pressed into paper results in your own handmade cards. This workshop combines an overview of letterpress and history with printmaking.
JAMIE MAHONEY is Assistant Professor and Director of the Bowe House Press, a letterpress studio at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. As an educator, she teaches Printmaking and Book Arts. As an artist, Jamie experiments with both traditional and 21st-century printing technologies. Metal and wood materials of letterpress are combined with new technologies like laser cutters and 3D printing.
LINO PRINTING TIPS & TRICKS
with Cosima Storz
In this class we will learn the basics of carving a linoleum block to create a relief print. We will go over inking techniques and multi-color printing.
COSIMA STORZ is a Richmond based artist working in printmaking, photography and performance art. Architecture and astronomy are both significant influences for her work. She received her B.F.A. in painting & printmaking and master’s in art education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
LOVE YA LIKE A SISTER!
with Ashley Hawkins
Make bright, colorful, text-based prints inspired by '60s pop artist and activist Sister Corita Kent who, as a Catholic nun, taught art for 30 years in LA before leaving the order to make art full time. This year would have been her 100th birthday. To celebrate Corita, we will use ink and brushes, free form letter cut outs and collage to make posters with messages of love, change and personal manifestos.
ASHLEY HAWKINS is the co-founder and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond, Virginia's workspace for art. S23 provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers. Ashley views S23 as her ultimate creative expression; a balance of her passions for organization building, dreaming big, and art making. Ashley holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a Masters’ of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her partner, four-year-old son Max, one-year-old daughter Zoey, dog named Arlo and a cat named Olive. She makes prints, cardboard sculptures for Max, and a line of housewares with her fiancée under the guise of Hers (& His) Press.
MAGICAL SECRETS OF PHOTO LITHOGRAPHY
with Leigh Bartenstein
Learn the fun, fast, magical secrets of photo lithography using black and white images (can be line drawings, photos or a combination). Expose your images on a photo-sensitive plate and learn how to ink and print your plates on an etching press so you leave with a collection of prints.
LEIGH BARTENSTEIN is from Richmond. She studied painting and printmaking at The College of William and Mary and found her favorite medium in lithography – which she loves because of how close it can come to traditional drawing. She is delighted to be back in Richmond making lithographs and screenprints at Studio Two Three.
MINI PRINTING FOR TINY SPACES
with Hillary Zell
Print your own edition of miniature screenprints! We will design and print up to 3 colors on 4” x 5” paper. Using drawing and collage we will create wonderful gifts, cards, or fine art prints! Screen printing knowledge not necessary, all skill levels are welcome. All supplies included. Bring your ideas!
HILLARY ZELL is Assistant Director at Studio Two Three. Hillary attended Columbia College Chicago for graphic design and fell in love with book arts and printmaking while earning her degree. She is a Richmond native that has rekindled her love for printmaking in Virginia and non-sub zero temperature winters. She spends too much money on her dog, Goose, and has big plans to maybe dye her hair pink. One of these days.
with Ricardo Ruiz
The process of multiple block woodblock printing creates the opportunity to produce nuanced images only limited by the pragmatics of materials available. Within the course you will acquire a basic understanding of press setup, paper absorption, image registration, ink curing time, color layering dynamics, reverse image making, and with all printmaking an appreciation for process and drawing. Whether you are interested in learning a simple method to expand past a singular color woodcut or would like to learn how to juggle multiple blocks registered to produce a consistent complex image rich in color and depth you will have fun.
Rooted in drawing, RICARDO RUIZ works in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, writing, sculpture, ceramic, printmaking, and sound. Ricardo’s work has been included in over 100 exhibitions and has had recent solo exhibitions at Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX and 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Ricardo is the recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for a body of work detailing the migratory history of the Cherokee Indian, his ancestral heritage.