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Mixed Media Monoprinting with Susan Rostow

July 14 - July 20

Create one of a kind prints or varied editions by combining monotype with safe plate-making methods.  Susan Rostow will introduce her latest innovations using carborundum-coated plated in conjunction with monotype.  Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph process which offers a textured surface to the plate.  Since the carborundum is built up on the plate, the paper slightly embosses when going through the press, creating a rich, velvety print.  Demos will include coating the plates for even coverage, drawing into wet and dry carborundum and creating “mezzotint-like” and “litho-like” impressions from candles, china markers, litho crayons and pencils.  Numerous approaches for using Akua Intaglio & Liquid Pigments inks, modifiers and cover overlays will be covered.  All materials used in the workshop are fume-free and clean up easily with soap and water.   Participants will use an etching press and also have the opportunity to try hand-printing with the Akua Pin Press.  Individual attention will be given to each student to help develop their personal style with the mediums.  Beginners and advanced printmakers are welcome.

Venue

Bennington College
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201 United States