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Printmaking

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Woodcut & Relief Printmaking (In-Person)

$315

with Ron Wyffels

Calendar Current session started Jun 4, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Note: The dates of this course have changed to June 4 - July 9, reflecting a two-week delay.  Alternate scheduling options available for July 2 and 9, via individual arrangements with the instructor: rwyffels@pobox.pafa.edu

Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. The direct nature of this process makes it an ideal introduction to printmaking for beginners, while artists of all levels enjoy its potential for intricate detail and graphic impact. This six-week course is the perfect condensed exploration into this striking technique. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black-and white and color prints. All levels welcome. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the relief printing process.
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing woodblocks & linoleum blocks to receive their drawn images.
  • Students will learn safe and smart cutting techniques for making their printing blocks.
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by proofing and printing their black & white and color relief prints, including skills in ink brayer use & press operation.
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper and signing and numbering editions appropriately.
  • Students will learn the importance of image development by exploring various possibilities with the process.
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills through individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers.

Image: Ron Wyffels.

Registration still open!

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Lithography (In-Person)

$470

with Ron Wyffels

Calendar Current session started Jun 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.*
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Ten-Week Course (30 Hours)
Credit:
Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (See Below)

Note: This course has been delayed by one week, now scheduled to start on June 5.  Options for an extension to August 14, or an alternate make up date, for the missed session will be discussed during the first class.  The course remains OPEN for registration.

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. Note: 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, including 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 techniques & material uses.

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $615 (including lab fee). Select credit option with price adjustment when registering.

*Note: No class on June 19 for Juneteenth holiday.

Image: Ron Wyffels.

Register by: May 24

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Monoprint/Etching (In-Person)

$315

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Mondays, 1 - 4 p.m. 
Instructor: Tony Rosati 
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome; experienced students may continue independent work. Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.  

Image: Tony Rosati, Pine Barrens, Monotype, 8 x 6 in.

Register by: June 24 

Materials List  

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies 

Monotype Workshop

$235

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 10, 2024 at 9 am

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Weekend Workshop
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Monotypes are an expressive and accessible entry into printmaking: draw or paint an image on a Plexiglas plate or other surface and then print it on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Instruction will cover both hand-printing and press techniques, as well as water- and oil-based colors. Tuition includes a $10 lab fee.

Image: Tony Rosati, Aquarium II, Monoprint, 18 x 24 in.

Register by: August 2

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies





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