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MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER

250 WEST 40 STREET, 5TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018
212-219-8783

THANKS TO FRIENDS OF MGC: 

The Jockey Hollow Foundation  |  The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation | New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

In this class, plates you have already made (copper, woodblock, collagraph, solar plate, etc.) will be printed on thin Japanese papers to make translucent prints. There will be lots of experimentation in the printing process, such as printing repeats, ghosts and layering and combining prints from multiple plates. We will also draw, cut, collage and gold leaf to make unique and complex mixed media pieces. Students are encouraged to bring existing prints that can be reworked. Basic composition principles and several gluing techniques will be taught. These include gluing with traditional Japanese Nori rice paste and Gudy, a newer dry ‘sheet’ glue. The idea is to use the flexibility of the print medium to stretch the imagination by using any one or more of these techniques. This class is for experienced printmakers. You will be required to bring in at least one finished plate to work with.

BEYOND THE PRINT

$340.00Price
  • Thursdays 10:30am - 4:30pm

    February 20, 27 March 5 (3 weeks)

    Limited to 6 students

    *includes 18 hours of open workshop time

    SKILL LEVEL:  Advanced

  • Nandini Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India, and studied art at College of Art, New Delhi, Cornell University (BFA), Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has extensive experience with drawing, painting, printmaking, handmade paper casting and mixed media techniques. Nandini has shown her work in many international venues, including New York, New Delhi, Tokyo and Paris.