Presenting through Zoom from my Galisteo Street Studio in Santa Fe, NM a series of demos are available for you to engage from your own studio. Participants can interact during each presentation and individualized “confer and critique” sessions can be scheduled in addition.
As a pre-requisite please view this orientation video to learn about Zoom and to help in arranging your own studio to best present. You may also be interested in viewing the Materials list. Zoom presentations are recorded and will be available to all participants. NOTE: ALL TIMES LISTED ARE MOUNTAIN (MT- DENVER)
Custom services are available as well.
This continuation of Parts 1 and 2, focuses on combining plates of different sizes and is filled with numerous tips that will significantly enhance your craftsmanship.
This 2-hour Zoom demo focuses on the transformation of works on paper to wood panels that can then be handled as paintings, collages, and assemblages. In its simplest approach this is an opportunity for artists who work on paper to present their art without the need for matting and framing under glass.
That piece you’ve been working on is almost there but it’s missing that spark to bring it to resolution. This demo focuses on those final touches needed to complete works on paper. Using various tools and techniques you will see how minor touch ups can make all the difference in resolving an image.
This online Zoom presentation hosted by The Center For Contemporary Printmaking is the basic introductory lesson I present in most of my hands-on workshops. It is the best place to start if you have never taken one of my workshops or just need a refresher.
Past Online Programs
zoom videos are available for most past online programs
Creating an original drawing on grained glass is a fabulous way to get a wide tonal range without the use of computers, Photoshop, ink jet printers, or a transparency. The glass itself becomes the transparency and once the image has been exposed the glass can be re-grained and used again and again.
ImagOn is an alternative photopolymer film. It takes some preparation to be used but it is less costly and I find it to be more artistically flexible than KM or Solarplate for many art making projects.
Photopolymer refers to the UV sensitive material covering certain plates used in printmaking. You will learn about the differences between Solarplate, KM, and ImagOn. This information packed demo is filled with many tips that will help to de-mystify the photopolymer platemaking process.
Working with photopolymer plates and monotype you will see many different approaches and gain an understanding of how to integrate multiple layers of imagery.
There are many different ways to use your photopolymer plates (ImagOn, KM, Solarplate, etc). This includes a variety of methods of inking and printing single impressions, adding color and mapping for monotype underpaintings.
This zoom presentation outlines the basic concepts and demonstrates how Akua inks can be used in Viscosity printmaking. You will learn how to use modifiers to adjust the viscosity of inks and how to test your process to obtain perfect results.
Similar to using white paint in a painting, a veil can be used in printmaking with great flexibility to soften or eliminate information. There are a number of ways to use textures in a monotype composition. This demo will show you the advantages to using one method rather than another.
In the best of moments the creative process is largely a right-brain activity. The concept of being “in the zone” is a place where action simply happens. Oddly though this intense focus seems to vanish as soon as I notice it. In this short online webinar hosted by Eddie Soloway I will offer some ideas about how to be prepared and stay focused to move through the barriers that our left brains throw up.
Contact, Transfer or Trace monotype all refer to the same process of creating printed marks on paper. It’s a great way to make a graphic mark with a printerly feel. There’s lots of ways to approach this and no press is necessary.
Integrating thin papers and other collage elements with monotype has the potential of raising your compositions to a new level. You will learn about the differences between chine colle’ and collage, the various adhesives, and how to approach the relationship between an ongoing monotype composition and the collage elements you have to work with.