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Relief, Letterpress, Litho & Etching
Basic Linoleum Block Printing
with Cosima Storz
Linoleum printing is a fun and easy way to create a relief print. Students will learn how to take a drawing to a print and learn tricks for printing and color variations.
COSIMA STORZ is a Richmond based artist working in printmaking, photography and performance art. She has a B.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking and is finishing her Master's in Art Education.
Extended Oil-Base Monotype Workshop
with Sophie Treppendahl
Expand your experience in oil-based monoprinting during this two-day workshop. This class will explore ink viscosity, positive and negative stencils, multi-layer registration, and ghost printing. Students will be asked to bring sketches, photos, or ideas for prints to class that we will work from using gestural marks, graphic elements, and the material of ink. Students will be asked to bring sketches, photos, or ideas for prints to class that we will work from using gestural marks, graphic elements, and the material of ink. All materials provided.
Class dates: Saturday, March 23, 10-4p & Sunday, March 24, 10-4p.
**Intro to Oil-Base Monotype highly recommended before taking this workshop.**
SOPHIE TREPPENDAHL is from Saint Francisville, LA. She received her BA in Painting and Printmaking from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Sophie is a painter and a printmaker, working out of her studio here at Studio Two Three. Her work is inspired by the landscape and the people that surround her. Her paintings investigate nostalgia and enchantment in the ordinary.
Fun Shaped Dry Point Plates
with Brooke Inman
As an adaptation to traditional intaglio printmaking, that can be very labor intensive and expensive, this 3-hour workshop will introduce the creation and printing of hand-cut Aluminum Flashing Dry-Point Plates. The image to be printed is scratched into the surface of a thin aluminum flashing plate and is cut out and shaped by hand, and then is linked up to be printed under great pressure using an intaglio press. All materials will be provided.
Born in 1983, BROOKE INMAN grew up in the small town of DeMotte, Indiana. Brooke is a nature enthusiast who loves animals, especially her cat (Ellie) and her turtle (Horseshoe). Brooke Inman moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2006 to attend graduate school at VCU. She happily finds herself still living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently adjunct faculty at VCU in the Painting and Printmaking Department. Specializing in Intaglio, Screen Print, Zine-making, Drawing, and Color, Brooke Inman received a BFA in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2006, and a MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.
Intaglio & Relief Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates
with Dan Mouer
Contemporary printmaking, in both commercial and fine-art applications, often relies on light-sensitive polymers to transfer artwork to a plate or screen for printing. This workshop will survey current photopolymer materials available for intaglio and relief printing methods. The materials and processes used are much safer and more environmentally friendly than traditional ones.
Students will focus on producing a small edition of their own art using the newer form of Solarplates designed by master printmaker Dan Weldon. No experience is needed, but some experience with either intaglio (e.g. etching, engraving, drypoint) and/or relief (linocut, woodblock) printmaking will be helpful. We will use water-based inks and non-toxic clean-up materials to print our editions.
DAN MOUER is a retired VCU professor who has pursued photographic printmaking as a hobby since he first discovered his mother’s old darkroom supplies in a root cellar in 1954! Over the years, Dan has expanded his creative repertoire to various forms of traditional printmaking, fiber arts, digital compositing and collage, and mixed-media art. Dan is a Studio Two-Three member and an artist-member of artspace gallery in Richmond. He has exhibited his work in numerous solo, small-group and juried gallery shows.
Letterpress with Wooden Type
with Hillary Zell
Learn how to set letterpress type with letters large enough to see! We will make posters and use type as image. In this course, we will learn the basic letterpress process, inking and printing. Each student will produce multiple finished prints or to take home.
HILLARY ZELL is Assistant Director at Studio Two Three and an adjunct professor in the Graphic Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. 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. Watch out, she will talk your ear off about her dog, Goose.
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.