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Printmaking

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Screenprinting & Beyond

$315

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Thursdays, 9 am - 12 pm

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.  (Tuition includes $20 lab fee.)

Learning Objectives

• Students will have a basic understanding of the screen printing process.

• Students will acquire technical experience with screens, squeegees, ink, tools, and equipment.

• Students will learn basic screen printing techniques including image development, coating and processing screens, mixing ink, and printing.

• Students will acquire technical expertise by way of printing various stencils from fine detail images to flat broad areas.

• Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately.

• Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process.

• Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by:  May 13

Materials list

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

Lithography

$415

with Ronald Wyffels

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects:  contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques.  Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice:  preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints.  Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the lithography printing process.
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing stones, plates, & ink.
  • Students will learn basic stone & plate drawing, etching and processing techniques.
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of proofing and printing their stones & plates, included learned skills in roller use & litho press operation.
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately.
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process.
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers.
  • Students will advance their individual art concepts and expand their artistic territory through new technique & material uses.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $545.

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by: May 25

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Independent Print Study
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Independent Print Study

$415

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next session starts Jun 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Thursdays, 6 - 9 pm

For intermediate/advanced printmakers, this class allows the opportunity to pursue independent projects with assistance and critique from Print Shop Manager, Lisa Hamilton.  Come with work in progress, or discuss and prepare projects, in intaglio, relief, and screenprinting. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $545, including lab fee.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by:  May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Inching to Etching

$215

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Fridays, 1 - 4 pm

This short course teaches a step-by-step introduction to etching for persons with no experience or for anyone seeking a basic refresher course. Learn traditional line etching, aquatint, and softground techniques, including painterly and photopolymer intaglio methods. Images will be printed in small editions using monochromatic black or tinted black ink.  Students will need mimimal supplies including paper, small-format zinc plates, and one or more fundamental intaglio tools such as an etching needle.  All classes will start with a demonstration followed by individual work time for each week’s focus: 

  • Introduction to materials; line etching and printing 
  • Aquatint 
  • Photopolymer plates 
  • Open workshop

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by: May 27

Materials List.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

History of the Printed Image, Part 1 (Online Lecture)

$75

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for an overview of important prints and books spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries.  Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures:  

  • 15th- and 16th-Century Engraving and Etching 
  • Color Chiaroscuro Relief Printmaking in the 16th Century and Beyond 
  • The Advent of 19th-Century Technologies and the Evolution of 20th-Century Screenprinting  

View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.  Nix the Netflix and enjoy this compelling dinnertime conversation for anyone who loves looking at, and learning about, art!  Note: This class is lecture-only.  Students who wish to continue this series may register for Part 2.

Register by:  May 31

No materials required.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Etching in Color

$615

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 8, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Fridays, 9 am - 5 pm

Explore single-plate simultaneous color printing techniques, as well as multiple-plate methods with the use of shaped paper forms and acetate stencils. Monotype and chine colle additions can offer further color embellishments. All levels welcome.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credit for $770, including lab fee.

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements. 

Register by: June 24

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

History of the Printed Image, Part 2 (Online Lecture)

$75

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for another overview of important prints and books throughout history.  Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures:  

  • Intaglio Printmaking Processes  
  • The Method and History of Mezzotint 
  • The Relief Etching and Illuminated Books of William Blake  

View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.  Nix the Netflix and enjoy this compelling dinnertime conversation for anyone who loves looking at, and learning about, art!  Note: This class is lecture only. Students need not participate in Part 1 of this lecture series to enroll. 

Register by:  June 24

No materials required.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Monotype: The Painterly Print Workshop

$115

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

One Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

Monotype is an expressive and accessible form of printmaking, in which an image is drawn or painted on a plexiglass plate or other surface and then printed on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork.  Students will work in small-scale in black-and-white and color, exploring both hand-printing and press techniques. Each student will come away with an edition of 4 - 10 prints. Perfect for beginning printmakers, anyone interested in drawing and painting via a new technique, or experienced printmakers who love this painterly process!

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval.

Register by:  July 15

Materials list

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form





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