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Printmaking Visiting Artist Workshop

Approachable Printmaking: Gum Lithography Workshop

Feb 23 - 25 | fri | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | sat | 8:00AM - 5:00PM | sun | 8:00AM - 12:00PM

$168 Members
$202 Non-Members


Mark Ritchie


Drawing, Painting & Printmaking Studio

This is a very quick-paced and low-tech method to explore lithographic thinking. Toner based images on paper (photo copies) behave similarly to traditional lithographic printmaking processes and will hold oil-based ink in image areas and gum/water in non-image areas and with pressure, can be transferred to other surfaces. Only a few prints can be produced from a single photo-copy. The paper breaks down. However, the inexpensive plates allow for printmaking exploration and manipulation of primary images with the potential to produce both multiples and variables and to produce images through layered applications of ink.

Workshop participants will gain confidence with ink manipulation, registration of paper to create layered images, and with pressure variance while printing. The simplicity of the process will allow workshop participants to develop images with chine colle, stencils and hand manipulations. The toner-based origin of this process provides workshop participants choices to either build primarily drawing-based work or create more photographically derived images.

PTSB Professional Development Credit Hour for workshop participation - 1 hr credit (Approval pending)