Expansive Imaging on Evolon

Instructor: Dorothy Cochran

Thursdays: June 11 - July 16

10 am -11am Eastern Time


$130 members, $140 non-members


Skill level: Intermediate

Limited to: 6 students

6 sessions

Total Hours: 6


This is an online class for the adventurous artist who likes to explore new materials. Using a wide variety of easily available items, we will explore hand printing and painting on Evolon, a polyspun fabric  which is highly absorbent, strong and archival. Available in sheets and rolls, this versatile substrate adds a soft texture to your work, can be sewn, stitched and even formed into 3-D shapes after imaging. Used like paper, it is friendly to almost all printmaking plates. The class will include demos on techniques, suggested excercises, live Q and A, critique on experiments, plus tips on future projects.  Artists of all media are welcome to work in this small online group.

About the Instructor

Dorothy Cochran is an accomplished printmaker who continues to push the boundaries of how to create works on paper. With long time experience as an artist, educator and curator, she has developed innovative ways to work and layer substrates, creating prints of luminous quality. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, currently teaches at The Montclair Art Museum and conducts workshops throughout the United States, including Maui, Hawaii, The International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown and Manhattan Graphics Center. Her works are represented in museums, corporate and private collections and exhibited widely.



Students will need

One package of Evolon 98gram (10 sheets) 8 ½ x 11 – available online at Dick Blick for $13.95.

  • Individual sheets are also available at Talas


Small Gel plate 6 x 6 or 5 x 7 -available Dick Blick, by Gelli plate or Speedball or check Amazon

  • Alternative plates could be plexiglass, piece of acetate, Yupo, Duralar,

      cardboard covered with polymer for non-absorbency, even a kitchen              countertop!

Akua inks, any brand acrylic paint, or watercolor, gouache (all have different results)


Plexi or glass sheet for mixing and rolling out ink

  • Alternative – disposable palette paper, plastic paper plate, cookie sheet, cutting board


Brushes of various sizes


Speedball brayers various sizes

  • Alternative – sponge rollers


Handrubbing tools -baren

  • Alternative – rolling pin, flat plastic spoons, piece of wood, old credit cards


Textures to use in imaging

  • Q-tips, old credit cards, cardboard, string, bubblewrap, saran, corks, makeup sponges, tongue depressors, netting from veggies

  • Leaves, flower petals, grasses, nothing sharp


Newsprint or copier paper for stencil use, wax paper to protect surface

Gloves, wear old clothes or print apron, cover work surface

Paper towels or old T shirts cut up for clean up

Scissors, or utility knife sharp blade

Small spray bottle for water dampening

Dish detergent for clean up, rubbing alcohol used in creation and clean up

Notebook and pen for taking notes


Optional – already imaged printing plates, like collagraphs, linoleums or woodcuts

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center


Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.