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Throw Out The Press! 101
Art Printmaking Without A Printing Press
Do you know what one of the great things about printmaking is? It's the SURPRISE! Every time you pull a print, you get an original and unique work of art!
This workshop will take you through an exploration of so many ways to enter the world of printmaking without ever needing a press! We will use various techniques, some similar to those used on a press, to make monotype and ghost prints. We will make a multitude of prints, using many colors or a single chroma. You'll be amazed at all the ways we will make prints.
We'll be working with both representational and abstract imagery. At the same time, our tools will be those of both traditional printmaking as well as some really unconventional ones. In fact, some of them are items found around the home.
It is our journey, more than the tools or techniques that will be important. We will be experimenting, exploring and discovering unique and interesting ways to express ourselves artistically.
We will make prints by drawing directly onto the printing plate with palette knives, brushes and other diverse selection of tools. We will make an impression with an object on our printing plates and then incorporate them in as we pull the final print to make multi layered final works of art.
Printing plate registration can enable us to produce multi-layered images. We'll be making prints in multiple colors or monochrome. You'll be able to bring your own artwork to reproduce or create off -the-cuff. We will experiment with water-soluble materials. Lots of goodies to explore!
Led by Karen Friedland, who melds more than two decades as a visual artist, 12 years as a creativity coach and teacher and a Masters degree in Business Administration to guide you. As a fine artist, lifelong teacher and coach. Friedland works principally in acrylic on canvas and mixed media. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and in solo shows in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured in “The Artist Magazine” and "Literal Latte." But before she became an artist, she was an executive at Macy's, ran a retail store, worked in advertising and was a fund raiser for non-profits. She understands business.
Friedland also has a line of handcrafted jewelry, hand-painted tiles and art-related products that she sells in person and online. A community activist, Friedland founded and led the Flatbush Artist Studio Tour. As a Teaching Artist, Friedland teaches art for the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Open Center and from her studio.