Susan Belau uses representation and abstraction to connect the processes of drawing and printmaking to landscape, memory and place. She is an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and trained as a printer at Paulson Press in Berkeley, CA.
Susan's Upcoming Workshops
Students have experience working with computer-aided design with basic principles of CAM/software.
Students have some formal training in digital fabrication, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use CNC, 3-D printers, or laser cutters competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their work.
Aug 23 - 27, 2021
Investigational Monoprint: laser-engraved plexiglass plates
This multi-layered workshop combines the immediacy of traditional monoprint processes with digital technology through laser-cut and laser-engraved plexiglass plates. Students create a dynamic series of multi-layered prints that explore a range of image, color, format and texture. Monoprint plates are transformed using equipment in Anderson Ranch Art Center’s Digital Fabrication Lab (“FabLab”) and are then printed and added to in the Patton Print Shop. This exciting combination of techniques allows students to experiment with elements ranging from the painterly brush stroke of monotype to photographic halftones, shaped plates, digital drawings, precise pattern and text.