Students have a basic understanding of press operation, tools common to printmaking, paper preparation and basic principles of registration.
Students have significant experience in the print medium that is the subject of the workshop.
Layering Color and Light: Woodcut and Monoprint
Aug 15 - 19, 2022
This rigorous, engaging printmaking workshop focuses on monoprint and woodcut methods with an emphasis on layering color to produce luminous results. Students begin with observational studies from the natural world and then explore trace, stencil, painterly and multiple-plate monotype methods. Woodcut techniques are then added to layer transparent and opaque color to create a radiant sense of space. Participants make both editioned and unique prints, alternating between structure and improvisation. This back-and-forth serves as the format for the course as one combines printing using a woodcut matrix with a variety of monoprint methods.
Trace, stencil, additive and reductive monotype and carving, transferring images, color ink mixing, relief and monoprint processes from wood blocks and plexiglass with oil-based inks using a press and by hand, pochoir techniques using gouache, a variety of registration techniques, chine collé, editioning techniquesSupply List
Jean Gumpper is a faculty member and artist-in-residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Center, Goldwell Museum, Ucross Foundation, Grand Canyon National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. She has taught print workshops in Sweden and the United States. Jean’s prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally.
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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% tuition discount in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email email@example.com 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.
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.
Mechanical Pencil .5mm
We will be doing specific exercises using the above surfaces, but feel free to bring more of the above surfaces at the quality / size you prefer, or paper sheets, for other works to use during your studio time. These are just so we have some materials to begin working on as grounds, but if you have an alternative material or ground, feel free to bring instead.
Red Wallet Portfolio
Five sheets minimum strong paper at least 22×30” (like Stonehenge or Rives BFK) or large roll of paper if you want to stay on paper for all projects- should be paper good for wet media
X-Acto knife and blades
Japanese papers for printing, such as: Kozo, Kitikata, Gampi.
4 – 6 sheets of Japanese rice papers, natural color or white, many kinds are possible. Recommended: Mulberry
Sharpie, black, fine point
Variety of brushes for oil-based applications
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.
Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and travelers insurance.
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
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.