Ragged Edge Printmaking studio is sponsoring a week-long Summer Art Program for middle and high school students. The program offers monotype printmaking in various techniques to make unique single prints.
The City of Cohoes Project
The city of Cohoes, its streets, buildings and people are our subject matter for the week. We will discuss how to draw with different perspectives and discuss what we love about Cohoes and share our vision of what it could be.
We will start to observe, draw and take photos of the City of Cohoes, and then, we will work on transferring images to our print projects as a collaborative work.
Introduction to Monotype
Monotype is a simple and direct print-making process by creating images on a plate with a variety of inks and tools including a press. It started in early 16th century in Europe, and the tradition continued and developed further along with other printmaking traditions. Â Because of the simple versatility and freshness of the art, the medium is well liked and practiced by many artists in recent days
The class will include the following:
- Use water-base inks on plexiglas plates using a variety of Â tools, textures and stencils
- Learn how to use the printing press and register (place) plates on a paper to make a print.
- Explore multiple plates for a monotype.
- Learn how to transfer your photo images to a paper
- Learn how to strengthen the image which you already made by adding a trace technique, pastels, etc.
Date: Monday, July 12 â€“ Friday, July 16
Studio time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(New demonstrations and student work hours daily)
Community Activities: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
(working on digital photos, collaborative drawings & clean up)
Things to bring:
- A sketch book and art-making clothes.
- A digital camera, if you have one.
- Your Lunch
Instructor: Sunghee Park., a printmaker, who currently teaches printmaking at The Arts Center and taught at the College of St. Rose for 8 years. She has a BA in painting, MA in art history and MA in printmaking.
Ragged Edge Printmaking offers a fully equipped studio with a high quality etching press and all support facilities.Â We facilitate local creative expression through classes, workshops and individual studio time.
We are pleased to donate the facilities for this groundbreaking workshop.
Fees: The workshop is $145, plus $45 for supplies. Advance payment of $95 (non-refundable) must be mailed to Ragged Edge Printmaking, 137 Remsen Street, Cohoes, 12047 by July 3. The remaining $95 is due at the first session.