3D printing technology is becoming more affordable and user friendly. In this class, we will demonstrate a method of creating relief plates using fused filament fabrication from a 3D printer. We will discuss the software and the workflow from image to plate, plate registration, and layering. Each student will create one plate from the 3D printer. Students will need to bring a jpeg image on a flash drive to the first day of class to work from. These relief plates will be printed in the traditional manner. Limited to 6 students.
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
April 30, May 7, 14 (3 weeks)
Limited to 6 students
*includes 9 hours of open workshop time
Victor and Phyllis Merriam are New York-based postdigital printmakers. Their blog, thepostdigitalprintmaker.tumblr.com, features printmakers who merge digital and traditional methods. They have participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and created site-specific murals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their current body of work explores the many ways that printing plates can be fabricated on a 3D printer.