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Disturbing the Surface: Drypoint and Carborundum Monoprints with Akua Demo Artist Joyce Silverstone
August 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
During this workshop, students will explore making monotype transfer drawings, carborundum collagraphs and drypoint lines on plastic plates. Transfer drawing is a great way to loosen up and refresh your appreciation for the marks and shapes of the natural world. We will employ these “sketches” to provide the imagery for making our collagraph / drypoint plates.
The term collagraph stems from the Greek, “colla” being derived from the verb “to glue”. The collagraph is composed of layers of materials that are glued or attached to a substrate. We will explore one way of making a collagraph, by gluing carborundum grit to plastic plates. With the addition of drypoint lines, the plates will hold layers of textural information. Students will learn how to make the plates, and how to ink and print them. There will be time to practice intaglio wiping methods using Akua Intaglio Inks, and to experiment with inking and rolling variations to create one of a kind printswith repeatable images on the plate.
Joyce Silverstone is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where she was awarded a Traveling Scholarship to continue her studies in London and Paris as part of the SMFA’s 5th year program. Before moving to Western Massachusetts, her art life was centered in NYC where she worked at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She is a Massachusetts Artist Fellowships recipient in both painting and video. Joyce has been exploring and refining ways of combining printmaking and painting for over 30 years. In addition, Joyce is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Teacher, and teaches creative process to students of meditation and embodied awareness. Joyce’s work is represented in corporate, private and public collections including MIT Museum, De Cordova Museum, Boston Public Library, Yale University Gallery of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Smith Art Museum, and Hood Art Museum at Dartmouth College. Recent exhibitions include Central Bookings Gallery, NYC; A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA; San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA,;Lorg Fine Art Printmakers, Galway, Ireland; and the 2017 Northampton Biennial, Northampton, MA. As a core faculty member and mentor in the Artist Mentorship Program at Zea Mays Printmaking, Joyce is dedicated to using and teaching sustainable and less toxic printmaking practices. She teaches and demonstrates printmaking at art centers nationally and was selected to be an Akua Ink Demonstration Artist in 2014.