Saturday, May 16, 2009

Printmaking Without A Press with Shelley Thorstensen July 10, 17, 24 & 31

THE PRINTMAKING COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Printmaking Without A Press

with Shelley Thorstensen

July 10, 17, 24 & 31

Friday, July 10, 10am-4pm

Don’t Even Call this Rubber Stamp: Relief Print and Frottage

Beginner - Learn to carve big and small relief prints free hand or from transferred photographs. We'll use easy-to-cut rubber stamp material that works on paper and/or fabric, with oil or water based inks. Techniques include making repeat patterns for fabric, thin or thick paper. Use them to chine collé into prints, collage into works on paper, and/or integrate them into book arts. Learn a surprisingly simple way to use offset techniques to print onto 3 D surfaces. Pre-carved mirror image blocks made by artists will be available for you to use to make repeat patterns and background materials. Bring sketches, ideas and photographs to photocopy; carve and print; and bring home blocks you've carved to keep printing and creating. Advanced students can create multiple blocks to make Chiaroscuro Relief Prints, or CMYK registration techniques. Students will leave with at least 2 carvings printed relief, repeat and frottage on lots of papers and variations. Fees: $ 100 members/$120 non-members. Materials: $15. Register on-line at www.printnj.org.

Friday, July 17, 10am-4pm

The Gelatin Print Extravaganza

Beginner - Gelatin printing is a form of edition and monoprinting. You'll use gelatin plates with water-based mediums. The process is like magic - simple and versatile and is equally well suited for professional printmakers, professional artists, and those wishing to expand their artistic vocabulary. The basic materials are non-toxic and clean up with water. We'll supply the gelatin plates on trays (print size 12" x 14"), you bring brushes, water-based mediums. We can send you a list of the best kinds – but everything works! Mostly, bring your imagination and be prepared to have fun and make gorgeous prints. Collage, stamping, stencils, overprinting – the possibilities are close to endless. Permanent results, perfect for archival printmaking papers. Advanced – Now you know how! Create and/or refine or work with editioning possibilities. Email Shelley and she’ll work with you to set up what you need. Students will leave with many gelatin prints on paper. Fees: $ 100 members/$120 non-members. Materials: $15. Register on-line at www.printnj.org.

Friday, July 24, 10am-4pm

The Definitive Plaster Print

Beginner - Any etching technique can be printed in plaster – as a way to proof prints; as a step to continue into the work with paint and pencils; to carve into the plaster; or as a beautiful plaster print (an end in itself). We'll work small (about 10" x 10") but size does not have to be a limitation with this process - with little artistic engineering. There will be examples and ideas on how to make very large plaster prints. We'll make easy-to-understand plaster prints and see how all etching techniques can be used to make these prints, including drypoint on plexi or metal, and etched and relief plates of all kinds. Bring small plates to print, or we'll supply the basic ingredients for plexi drypoint that can be printed many ways including using surface rolls, selective wiping, stencils, and even chine coll√© with paper. Advanced – Learn ways to make bigger and lighter stretched prints, and use additive techniques. Email Shelley and she’ll work with you to set up what you need. Fees: $ 100 members/$120 non-members. Materials: $15. Register on-line at www.printnj.org.

Friday, July 31, 10am-4pm

Painting for Printmakers (It’s Inside Out!): The Cast Acrylic Print

Beginner - Paint and scribe into the surface of the plate with acrylic paint. Once it’s quickly dry, it is backed with adhesive materials and can be transferred to paper, fabric or plaster. This technique allows for the inclusion within a single image, of other media (wet or dry) such as paper, fabric, dry acrylic elements, watercolor, waterbase crayons, pencils, felt pens, waterbase inks, water mixable oil paints, oil pastels and oil paint sticks because of the bonding ability ties of acrylics. It is equally useful for handpainting, collage (cut them up and re-group them!), stencils and monoprinting. Use all the techniques you've learned in the past weeks or start fresh with acrylic paint. Advanced – Learn the process using etching plates. Fees: $ 100 members/$120 non-members. Materials: $10. Register on-line www.printnj.org.

440 RIVER ROAD<SOMERVILLE, NJ 08876<908-725-2110<WWW.PRINTNJ.ORG

THE PRINTMAKING COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY

REGISTRATION FORM

Printmaking Without A Press

with Shelley Thorstensen

July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2009

Shelley Thorstensen is an artist/printmaker living and working in Philadelphia. She has an MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art and a BFA from Syracuse University in Experimental Studios. Recent solo exhibitions include The Preponderance of Evidence, at The Print Center in Philadelphia and Houghton College, Buffalo. Group exhibitions include Intaglio a go go, Etching Moves Forward, curated by Ron Rumford at the Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Synesthesia, curated by Annabelle Rodriguez at The Painted Bride in Philadelphia and Four Plus One at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester NY. Shelley has taught many places such as Rutgers Mason Gross, Moore College of Art, Minneapolis College of Art, Tyler School of Art, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Shelley Thorstensen is represented by Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, www.dolanmaxwell.com.

To register for workshops, please print this form and mail to: PCNJ, 440 River Rd, Somerville, NJ 08876. Class size is limited, so please register early!

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Friday, July 10, Don’t Even Call this Rubber Stamp: Relief Print and Frottage

Friday, July 17, The Gelatin Print Extravaganza

Friday, July 24, The Definitive Plaster Print

Friday, July 31, Painting for Printmakers (It’s Inside Out!): The Cast Acrylic Print

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Shelley Thorstensen
120 W Lancaster Pike
Oxford PA 19363
(609) 932 6475
jane_doe_press@yahoo.com
portfolio:www.dolanmaxwell.com

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