Instructor: Paul Michael
Dates: Fridays, January 20 – March 24, 2023
Studio: Griswold Printmaking Studio
Times: 9 am – 1 pm
Levels/Ages: All levels welcome; ages 15+
Steeped in the language of drawing, printmaking is the act of creating images using a printing press. This popular course will develop an in-depth understanding of image creation using traditional print techniques. The first half of the course will focus on relief printmaking, which is the act of rolling ink over a raised surface of wood or linoleum. In the second half of the course, artists will create intaglio prints, which are drawings etched into copper plates. Students will learn best studio practices when working with linoleum, wood, and copper plates while developing a cohesive and engaging body of work. This course is open to one-time and repeat students, who wish to continue their print projects.
The Academy’s 1150-square-foot, north light printmaking studio is equipped with four presses, including a Charles Brand press. Relief printing (woodcut, linocut), drypoint, collagraph, monotype/monoprint, and intaglio are all possible in this state-of-the-art space.
This Course is included in the Studio Immersion Program, which offers additional access to studio time and other benefits. For more information, see our Studio Immersion Program.
Please consult the instructor's supply list to confirm and/or obtain the items you will need for this class.
Week 1, Week 2, Both Weeks