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
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.