DATES: August 3 – 7, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: I – II
CONCEPT: Discover the symbiotic relationship between traditional etching and archival digital printing. Revitalize your vision through the creation of multilayered prints that combine digital abstractions with handmade illusionistic representation. This combination of opposite visual languages creates complex prints, raising important issues concerning printmaking as a process for analysis of contemporary visual options. This workshop creates a place where the real and implied spaceconfront and challenge each other.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students explore traditional intaglio beyond the basics along with the introduction and refinement of digital printing techniques. Successive demonstration on registration methods, color blending, ink mixing, digital manipulation and digital workflow are introduced, along with large blocks of studio time.
ACTIVITIES: We begin by understanding the fundamental differences and the advantages of traditional etching and digital printing techniques. We alternate between demonstration, individual and group critiques and studio days. Discussions on image making and conceptual strategies are geared to individual ideas.
FACULTY: Francisco Souto received his M.F.A. from Ohio State University. His work is held in several public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art and Blanton Museum of Art. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. www.franciscosouto.com
Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1075
Studio Fee: $100