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Ink and Interference: The artful way of printmaking Catherine Kernan

July 17, 2023 - July 21, 2023


July 17-21, 2023

Limited to 8 – 5 available

Turn your images into relief woodblocks without touching a carving tool.

In advance of the workshop, participants will be asked to digitally send images to Catherine for advice on selecting the best ones for CNC or laser engraving. Your CNC carved or laser engraved images will then be ready to use upon arrival at the studio. More blocks can be carved during the workshop, and hand carving can be added.

Carving woodblocks can fix an image, setting it up for repetition. Or woodblocks can be used in a dynamic way that yields unexpected results without reducing or re-cutting the blocks. Combinations of woodblocks set in motion long sequences in which related images recur and transform in an endless variety of evolving images.

We will ink and print the blocks in a wide variety of ways to deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and exploit Akua inks for their unique qualities and full potential, including viscosity. Modifying and controlling the viscosities of inks yields results that cannot be achieved any other way.

Catherine Kernan is a painter and printmaker. She is co-founder and partner of Mixit Print Studio and is represented by Soprafina Gallery in Boston and Jason McCoy Gallery in New York. She has taught workshops at Anderson Ranch, Art New England, Peregrine Press, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, and MakingArtSafely. Her course teaching includes the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Wellesley College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Pine Manor College. Residencies include the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland; Anderson Ranch; MacDowell Colony; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work is in the collections of, among others, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Cleveland Museum of Art, Boston Public Library, Grunewald Collection, New York Public Library, Detroit Institute of Art, and the Harvard Art Museums. http://www.catherinekernan.com/


July 17, 2023
July 21, 2023
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