The Center’s printshop is mainly focused on letterpress and other kinds of relief printmaking methods. When you think relief, you probably are thinking about images that are fairly graphic: line drawings do well in letterpress. But what about those among you who have more of a painterly sensibility? Well, I have a treat for you:
Coming up later this month is a workshop called Color Field Monoprints, with the Center’s own Delphi Basilicato, who, among many other wonderful things, has a knack for coaxing subtle gradations of color out of a press not generally known for these kinds of things.
His process generally involves a flat type-high block in the press bed, inked by hand, which then interacts with the ink on the oscillating rollers. By running the same print through the press multiple times a dense field can be built up, suitable to stand on its own or as a background to print text or images on.
The workshop we’re offering on July 28-29 will concentrate on providing as much press time as possible to participants in order for them to expand and explore the numerous possibilities presented by this techniques and create their own series of prints.You can register here- don’t miss out!
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