DATES: July 20 – 24, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – III
CONCEPT: Prepare for a major paradigm shift as you uncover the many possibilities of alternative digital printing. Debunk the suspicion that digital printmaking lacks the possibilities of its predecessors and expand on the notions of what digital printmaking can be. In this workshop, we examine new possibilities to create custom printable substrates. This can involve coating a rag fine art paper with Ink Aid or Golden Digital Grounds. We create digital skins that can be attached to a variety of surfaces. We print onto film and transfer the images to stone, paper, metal and Plexiglas. The result of the week’s work is an expanded idea of what the digital print can be and an almost limitless range of possibilities of what individual imagery can become.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students practice direct printing and image transfers onto handmade paper, metal, wood, plastics and fabric and use Adobe Photoshop tools for creating digital collages.
ACTIVITIES: We cover a combination of digital tools for collage and layering using Adobe Photoshop. We cover methods for preparing and coating alternative substrates, transfer mediums and integrating images with text and mixed media.
FACULTY: Craig Stevens is a photographer, printmaker and educator. He has taught, written and lectured extensively on the subjects of art and education and is in his 27th year as a Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design. He was the first winner of ASMP’s Annual Susan Carr Educator of the Year Award in 2013. www.craigstevens.me
Tuition: $1145 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1345
Studio Fee: $150