Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lithos on an etching press!

One of the amazing things that I learned at Mariel's workshop was that litho plates can be printed on an etching press! And, the CAC, where I teach, has all the stuff needed to process and print this way, so part of my Christmas break (I'm finally, finally done for the semester) will be spent getting set up to make lithos. I'd post the litho that I made at the workshop, but it just stinks out loud. This coming semester should allow me more time to draw and print, and I'm really looking forward to it.
I also have all of the drawings for my second quilt well under way. I'll post them assembled very soon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mariel's workshop

Mariel, my wonderful printmaking professor at Kendall (KCAD) held a workshop in litho this weekend. I spent all of yesterday printing a really awful print, but learning and remembering tons about lithography. It was kind of a refresher course, and Mariel is in such a state of discovery in litho, that there was a sense of exploration and problem solving in the workshop.
I follow the blog of Alicia Wierschke, a classmate of mine. Alicia was at the workshop, too, and provided excellent advice on procedures. She's a good teacher. Her blog is called Art of Alicia Wierschke. She is quite faithful about documenting her art life (which is considerable, since she is a full time MFA grad student in printmaking.
This workshop was the most fun I've had all semester.