Basic Photoshop skills required.
Examine how laser-cut stencils and woodblocks can expand the possibilities of a multilayered, painterly and playful approach to making hand-pulled prints. Using Anderson Ranch Art Center’s Digital Fabrication Lab (“FabLab”) and the Patton Print Shop, students produce unique, one-of-a-kind impressions called monoprints. After working with laser-cut paper stencils, we create shaped plates and incorporate engraved woodblocks. Digital and analog processes are integrated, creating a dynamic studio practice.
Students use the FabLab to engrave woodblocks and cut paper stencils that can be combined with hand-drawn matrices and marks in the print shop. Students who have a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator should bring it, along with a flash drive. Those without one may use available equipment. Although the instructor demonstrates how to prepare images for digital applications, basic Photoshop skills are necessary.
This workshop features hands-on demonstrations in the FabLab and print shop followed by ample studio time. We combinine informal discussion and group feedback with personalized instruction and ongoing technical assistance.
Lari Gibbons is an artist who explores new and traditional approaches to printmaking through collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is professor at the University of North Texas and also directs P.R.I.N.T, a nonprofit fine art press. Lari received an MFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.