Experimental Printmaking

August 2 - August 6, 2024

Experimental Printmaking

$880.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $110

In this workshop you will take an experimental approach to printmaking by learning the basics of monotype, cyanotype, and block printing and then fusing the techniques to create a final piece. The focus will be on developing the building blocks of the printmaking techniques to create a composition and using form, color, texture and text. Skills such as collage, drawing, painting, book/paper arts will be also explored. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring found objects, ephemera, or materials with personal significance to incorporate into their sculpture. For example: grass, hair, beads, rocks, shells, feathers, fabric, inks, special papers, etc.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ashley Page

Ashley Page is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Portland, ME. She holds a BFA in Sculpture and a minor in Public Engagement from Maine College of Art & Design, where she was a Warren Public Engagement Fellow and received the Heart and Soul Student Award from Maine Campus Compact. Her work explores the vulnerability, grace, and complexities of the Black experience, as she uses her practice as a vessel for representation and visibility. While her more recent work is based in sculpture, she considers printmaking to be her first love. Page is presently the Studio and Programs Manager at Indigo Arts Alliance, where she works within the intersection of art and activism. Her curatorial and studio practice has been seen in the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, The Abyssinian Meeting House, The Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square Park, Able Baker Contemporary, New Systems Exhibitions, and more.

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