Explore, experiment and expand your printmaking skills in this inclusive workshop. Utilizing both traditional and contemporary methods in relief printmaking, students are encouraged to discover various possibilities in mark making while printing the multiple in linoleum, collagraph and more. Focusing on the development of compositional skills, color theory and printing etiquette, we formulate conceptual ideas while developing ways in which each relief technique can extend to broader means in the varied connections between printmaking and other mediums. Students leave this workshop with a wealth of new printmaking knowledge and experience, as well as plenty of amazing relief prints.
Media & Techniques:
We learn linoleum cutting, multiple color techniques, reduction printing, chine-collé, collagraph and frottage. We focus on ink preparation, block cutting, hand printing versus using the printing press, color theory in print, image transfer methods and paper preparation.
Throughout the duration of class, we emphasize the development of imagery as much as process and technique through demonstrations, studio time and discussions. Students learn several non-toxic methods of relief printing with the intention of conducting safe printmaking practices beyond access to a printmaking studio.
Simonette Quamina received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She is the recipient of the 2017 Salem Art Works Fellowship, the 2017 – 2018 Provincetown Fine Art Works Center residency and is a studio recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation of the Art Studio program in New York City. www.simonettequamina.com