Print Composite: tradition & innovation – R1111-17

Date: Aug 14 - 18, 2017

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Francisco Souto

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Revitalize your vision by creating multi-layered prints that combine digital abstractions with handmade illusionistic representation. In this dynamic workshop, we discover the symbiotic relationship between traditional etching and archival digital printing. This combination of opposite visual languages creates complex prints, raising important issues concerning printmaking as a process for analysis of contemporary visual options. Students explore the intersection where the real and implied space confront and challenge each other. Aesthetically, these visually stimulating prints take on fundamentally opposed visual philosophies and places them in a charged hybrid environment.

Media & Techniques:

We 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. Students also enjoy large blocks of studio time.


We begin by understanding the fundamental differences and the advantages of traditional etching and digital printing techniques. We alternate between demonstration, individual and group discussions and studio days. Discussions on image making and conceptual strategies are geared to individual ideas.


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.

Francisco Souto, After (Self-portrait) (detail)

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