Printmaking

Code: R1211-21

    • II

      Level II

      Students have a basic understanding of press operation, tools common to printmaking, paper preparation and basic principles of registration.

    • III

      Level III

      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.

Investigational Monoprint: laser-engraved plexiglass plates

Aug 23 - 27, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

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.

Media

Laser cutters incise into plexiglass plates, plates are inked and printed with monoprint techniques. Basic Photoshop skills are necessary.

Faculty

Susan Belau

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.

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Susan Belau, California Buckwheat - detail

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Printmaking

Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer 2021 print workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% Summer Workshop tuition discount for SGC International members. Please register online and then email reg@andersonranch.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Sketchbook

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White eraser

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Masking tape

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2H pencil

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B pencil

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2B pencil

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Fine black sharpie

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Extra-fine black sharpie

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Utility knife with snap off blades, like an Olfa*

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X-Acto knife with a #11 blade and extra blades

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10 sheets (minimum) of printmaking paper. Paper for proofing and printing. Suggested paper: Rives BFK, 22 x 30” 250 gsm

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Japanese papers for printing, such as: Kozo, Kitikata, Gampi.

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Colored pencils

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Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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Scholarships & College Credit

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.

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