The print workshop provides an ideal opportunity for beginning and experienced printmakers to explore a variety of printmaking techniques. Students will learn about surface, color theory, and image development while learning to create prints. In addition, students will learn how to apply different printmaking processes to fabric and paper.
The Print Studio teaches printmaking through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Participants will gain knowledge about various printmaking processes, including woodblock printing, relief printmaking, screen printing, and more. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of the process.
The Print Studio is located in the Reanimation Library in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. This community library houses an extensive collection of discarded books and other materials that are used for printmaking. Through its events, the Print Studio aims to inspire exploration and discussion of the evolution of artistic practices related to print.
For this summer’s print workshop, the group will focus on multi-color prints. Students will learn how to use stencils, colors, and other analog methods to build their artwork. They will also explore the use of natural dyes and mordanting fabrics.
There will be opportunities to practice techniques like cyanotype printing, custom stamp carving, and printing with the sun. Additionally, there will be discussions about the safe practices of printmaking.
This workshop will also teach students about printmaking through the lens of the individual artist. Artists will learn how to make a variety of prints, including one-of-a-kind, limited-edition prints. Using pre-existing images, participants will explore ways to alter and enhance these images, creating a dynamic series of multiples.
Collage is a printmaking technique that involves cutting, drawing, and applying textured materials on a flat object. Stencils and other forms of media will be introduced, and students will explore how to use digital applications with traditional printmaking techniques.
Relief printmaking is a technique that uses pre-existing imagery and improvisational operations to produce a dynamic series of multiples. This workshop teaches students to use color theory, image development, and image transfer to produce a series of prints.
Screen printing is a versatile and simple method of producing a print. It can be done on almost any surface, including canvas, glass, metal, paper, and more. A one-on-one mentorship is included in this workshop, as well as a group critique of the final prints.
Students can take the workshop for a week, a month, or longer. Print Workshop aims to provide participants with practical and technical information about printmaking, and can be tailored to meet the needs of each student.
Throughout the workshop, master printers will be in the classroom to offer their insight and expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to observe the creative process of nationally-recognized artists.
Print Workshop also offers a concession rate for full-time students, health care card holders, and pensioners. To participate, participants must register by 11 a.m. on the first day of the workshop. Those who are unable to attend the workshop must provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19.