Printmaking

Code: R1110-22

    • 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 significant experience in the print medium that is the subject of the workshop.

Layering Color and Light: Woodcut and Monoprint

Aug 15 - 19, 2022

9AM-5PM

Concept

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.

Media

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 techniques

Faculty

Jean Gumpper

Jean Gumpper is a faculty member and artist-in-residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. She has been an artist in residence at 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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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.

Mechanical Pencil .5mm

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Paint brushes

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.

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Red Wallet Portfolio

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Rives BFK

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

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Sketchbook

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Watercolor set

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X-Acto knife and blades

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

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Mulberry paper

4 – 6 sheets of Japanese rice papers, natural color or white, many kinds are possible. Recommended: Mulberry

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Sharpie, black, fine point

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Variety of brushes for oil-based applications

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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.

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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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