HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING IN
HISTORY OF PRINTMAKING IN
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
By Johan Huimerind (organized by Academia Non Grata in Katlamaja, Ringi 56)
Solarography workshop – capturing the sun’s path with self-made pin-hole camera
Subject: Comfort Zone
1. Preparation of the beer cans – transforming them into cameras
2. Installation of the cameras into the urban space, exposure start
3. 24 h later – the end of the exposure – taking down the cameras, scanning the pictures
4. Photoshopping, printing preparations, clearance
By Carlos Barberena (organized by Academia Non Grata in Katlamaja, Ringi 56)
Linoleum was a 20th-century development in the art of relief cuts and is used far more than any other material to create relief prints. In this technique the design to be printed is cut in the same manner as a woodcut. The advantage of using linoleum is the ease of cutting due to the softness of the material and lack of grain and fiber direction.
In this workshop students will learn how to adapt a design for relief printing, transfer the design onto the block, and cut the block with different gouges to create an enriched and balanced relief print. I will also demonstrate two different methods of printing: by hand using a wooden spoon on Japanese paper and printing with an etching press using the BFK Rives Paper.
Once students have learned basic printing techniques in black and white, the class will begin to experiment using colors. Utilizing the design from the linoleum plate, students will then learn how to create a colored mono-type. Students will learn to prepare an acrylic plate (plexiglass), based off of this design. Then, students will learn to prepare the acrylic plate with watercolors.
Finally, students will learn to use both linoleum and acrylic plates in a double-printing process to create the colored mono-type. And also at the end of the workshop students will learn how to print their linoleum design in one color on a t-shirt using an etching press.
By Curtis Jones and Zachary Davidson (organized by Academia Non Grata in Katlamaja, Ringi 56)
This workshop will teach methods and strategies for doing photo process screen printing in alternative environments and without the assistance of a well-equipped print shop.
Students will learn to work with photo sensitive materials outside a darkroom, burn screens using the sun, create quality hand made transparencies without a computer, print with (and on) alternative materials, and combine screen printing with other media. Participants will work on individual and collaborative projects to produce a dynamic, portable, installation-based print exhibition.
Time and attention will be given to making work for both gallery and alternative spaces with an emphasis on creating imagery with strongly communicative qualities effective in any environment. The workshop will conclude with students and faculty installing their collaborative exhibition for display as part of the Printmaking IN: Nordic Tracks printmaking festival.
EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES
FESTIVAL MEDIA COVERAGE
SIRP: Ebamugavast kunstist ja mugandunud kunstnikust
Pärnu Postimees: Graafikanäituste avamisel tehti kunsti otse murul
Pärnu Postimees: Trükikunstiteosed sündisid põrandal ja tänaval
SIRP: Vaatemänguline graafika 27.03.2014
Tartu Postimees: Intellektuaalsus, äng ja satiir 01.04.2014
Tartu Postimees: Hiinlased maalivad huumori eriti mustaks 28.03.2014