Prepare for a major paradigm shift and uncover the possibilities of alternative digital printing. This workshop debunks the suspicion that digital printmaking lacks the flexibility of its predecessors and expands on the notions of what digital printmaking can be. Participants examine new possibilities to create custom printable substrates. These involve coating a rag fine art paper with Ink Aid or Golden Digital Grounds, creating digital skins that can be attached to a variety of surfaces and printing onto film and transferring the images to paper, metal and plexiglass. The result of the week’s work is an expanded idea of what digital prints can be and uncovering 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.
Students review a combination of digital tools for collage and layering using Adobe Photoshop. Methods for preparing and coating alternative substrates, transfer mediums and integrating images with text and mixed media are also explored.
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. Craig was the first winner of the American Society of Media Photographer’s Annual Susan Carr Educator of the Year Award.