PRINTMAKING

Gage now offers printmaking for everyone! Whether you are an absolute beginner making your first monotype or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

 



Introduction to Monotype Prints – Klara Glosova

Saturday/Sunday | 1/11-1/12| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to start explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

$255
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Printmaking: Beyond the Basics – Klara Glosova

Friday | 1/17-3/6| 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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In this printmaking class students will dive deeper into the printmaking processes. In addition to monotype students will work with drypoint: a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised or drawn into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal. Other printmaking methods such as relief print and solar plate etching will be introduced. This class is an opportunity to develop your own projects under the instructor’s guidance. Together we will learn new methods and troubleshoot technical issues to get the results you are looking for as well as some unexpected surprises.

$525
Intermediate
Gage Capitol Hill



Landscape Woodcut Prints – Nikki Barber

Saturday | 2/22-3/7| 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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This course is an introduction to relief printing focusing on landscapes in woodblock. You will develop skill and technique as you create landscapes through reductive relief printing techniques. You will learn how to employ safe wood cutting techniques, use oil-based inks and generate original prints. You will work from photographs or drawings to design, carve and print your own landscape studies. Upon completion you will have an expanded toolkit of visual arts vocabulary and way of thinking artistically through the production of original and contemporary prints.

$195
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Printmaking Techniques for Everyone! – Klara Glosova

Friday | 1/17-3/20| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

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This class is ideal for artists who love to draw and paint. As an introduction to printmaking, we will focus on monotype – a basic technique incorporating draftsmanship and direct painting with printmaking. Come experiment with colors, textures and materials. Learn to use an etching press, oil based inks and various tools to create one of a kind prints. This class is specifically designed for painters looking to expand their sense of color, gain understanding by working in layers and evolve their images to a higher level. Recommended for all levels of experience, including beginners.

$490
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Printmaking and The Figure – Abigail Drapkin

Tuesday| 1/14-3/17| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

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In this introductory course, students will gain technical skills in observational drawing of the live nude model, then learn to transform and reproduce their drawings as experimental prints. Each week will alternate between figure drawing sessions and sessions without the model in the printmaking studio, where students will use their life sketches as inspiration and reference. Techniques in observational and expressive charcoal drawing as well as processes of monotype, ink transfer drawing, and relief printing using oil-based printmaking inks will be introduced. Experimentation in composition, mark-making, layering, and texture is encouraged.

$520
Live Model
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill

 
 

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