Yesterday, fifteen educators and art enthusiasts joined me at The Museum for the professional development workshop Possibilities in Print. Some participants were familiar with various printmaking processes and others had little or no experience with the medium. After a slideshow presentation of the many ways we’ve incorporating printmaking into The Studio’s classes and programs, we spent the afternoon rotating through the different printmaking stations experimenting with techniques and tools. In the photo above, educators made their own roll stamp for printing continuously across long sheets of paper or fabric.
Here they used different tools to make patterns on a plexiglas plate and hand printed them. We used primary colors (Red, Yellow and Blue) and overlapped them to create a multi-colored monotype print.
At the station pictured above, participants used handmade and store bought stamps to create patterned papers. Also, small foam plates etched with ballpoint pens could be printed on a pasta machine instead of a traditional large-sized printing press.
At the final station, participants inked large collagraph plates and ran them through The Studio’s printing press on either wet or dry paper. This workshop was a blast to put together and it was rewarding to see the enthusiastic response from all the teachers and artists.
My next Professional Development Workshop, Bookmaking and Beyond will be on Thursday June 28th, 1:00-5:00pm. This class is a companion to my other workshop Handmade Books and Cards. We’ll create even more styles of books for you to make again and again at home or with your students. It’s not yet posted on our website, so in the meantime check this link for upcoming workshops here at The Carle.
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