Intaglio, Etching, Monoprint and Relief Printmaking Workshops
When: Flexible, upon request and by appointment
Time: To be determined
Who Learners of all levels of experience
Where: Blue Rock Workshop Print Studio, Washburn, WI
Tuition Fee per day: $150 + $20 basic materials. Group rates available
Instructor: Mark Anthony Nutt MFA BIO
In an flexible open studio workshop environment, students of all levels may learn a wide range of experimental and traditional printmaking techniques. Depending upon desires of students, they will have the opportunity to make intaglio etchings, monotypes, monoprints, collagraphs, and / or relief prints. Each class may have demonstrations of techniques such as viscosity printing, chine colle, use of stencils, mixed media and more, followed by ample hands-on studio time, along with group discussion. The instructor provides individual assistance and guidance as students produce work as desired. This is a focused time to strengthen existing technical skills, refine conceptual approaches, broaden knowledge of contemporary printmaking and discuss content, message and artistic research. The studio may be open all day and through the evening if requested.
Housing and Accommodations: Here.
Equipment available includes a 36" x 60" custom made intaglio press, which combines the best features of the French Tool and Brand Presses. It is the largest intaglio press in northern Wisconsin. We also have an smaller 10" x 24" press available."The shop also has paper soaking trays, acid baths, a hot plate, an air brush, various hand tools, table saw, drymount press, drill press, overhead projector, drying racks, and work tables. The shop has professional picture framing supplies and equipment available if students want to leave with ready to hang art, hot off the press. The studio has an art, picture framing and business resource library and WIFI as well.
The workshop fee will cover many supplies used during the workshop. Participants will receive a specified number of acrylic plates and sheets of paper, along with other basic materials. If participants want to use more paper, acrylic, linoleum or zinc plates, you may bring or purchase them from the instructor. Necessary tools (such as, woodcut tools, scrapers, burnishers, rotary flex shaft, brushes, and brayers etc.) will be provided, however, some participants may wish to bring personal tools. Participants may choose to bring their own toolbox of personal supplies (pencils, erasers, rulers, tape, etc.) and their sketchbook or other reference images.