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January 2018

Printmaking with Carey James

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - March 20 @ 9:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Avenue
Pasadena,CA91103United States
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Carey James

`This introduction to printmaking will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-9:00pm.  Register at registrar@armoryarts.org.

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Creativeworld 2018 Tradeshow

January 27 - January 30
Frankfurt Fairground Frankfurt,Germany + Google Map
Creative World

Get a sneak peek at the new products from Speedball and have your chance to meet world-renowned scribe, Paul Antonio.  Calligrapher and Designer, Sandro Bonomo will also be showcasing Speedball’s broad-edge nibs and conducting a mind-blowing demonstration using Speedball’s screen printing products to create calligraphic works! Show requires registration. Visit conference/show site for more details

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Color Theory for Printmakers

January 28
Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive
Florence,MA01062United States
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During this workshop we will delve into color theory applied to monotype printmaking, but anyone working with color in any medium would benefit from this information. Akua Waterbased Inks are particularly well suited for exploring optical mixes of subtle layers of color and ink manipulation. We will be printing on PETG plates that are thin, transparent plastic. PETG is thin enough to print well either face up or face down for easy registration and printing of multiple color plates. We…

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Monotype and Mixed Media Printmaking in Mexico with Ron Pokrasso

January 31 - February 6
Piramidal Grafica, Calle del Sol #3, centro
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Akua Pro Pokrasso

The workshop focuses on monotype as a tool for mixed media printmaking. Using Akua Inks, participants of all levels will learn monotype through various methods of mixing, modifying, layering inks, using and abusing mark-making tools, and exploring the limits of paper. Instruction includes a wide range of uses for chine colle, collage, and drawing. Image transfer techniques will also be taught. If you have ImagOn, Solarplates, or other matrix, feel free to bring them. These can be incorporated with multi-plate…

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February 2018

Monoprinting with Speedball Gel Printing Plates and Akua Inks

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quality Art, 200 E 52nd St
Boise,ID83714United States
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Artists in attendance will receive an introduction to the art of monoprinting and be exposed to just how easily and spontaneously beautiful one-of-a-kind prints can be created.  This accessible technique also showcase the ideal pairing of Speedball's Gel Printing Plates and Akua Inks, to form vibrant, luminous and dynamic prints in just minutes. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own prints, experiencing first-hand how the unique working properties of these incredible inks coupled with the gel printing plates…

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Akua Carborundum Gel Workshop with Caren Friedman

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frontline Arts Studio Branchburg,NJUnited States + Google Map
friedman workshop

Students will learn how to use the NEW  Akua Carborundum Gel to create quick and easy printmaking plates. This process yields a rich velvety surface which can be worked into using dark-field reductive techniques similar to a monotype or mezzotint.  Deadline to sign up for this workshop is January 19th, 2018.

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Encaustic Collagraph – Wax, Washi and Yupo with Dorothy Cochran

February 17 - February 18
Visual Arts Center Makawao, Maui (Hawaii), 2841 Baldwin Ave
Makawao,HI96768United States
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Discover an approachable, non- toxic process for multiple layer printing! Using a combination of innovative printmaking materials, participants will create printmaking plates using hot wax on Yupo, a synthetic paper support. Wax is painted, stamped, textured, and scraped to produce a high and low plate surface which reveals all the subtleties of mark making in preparation for printing with soy-based Akua Inks. Dampened washi (Japanese paper) is placed on top of the inked surface and gently hand rubbed or press…

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March 2018

Tuesday Morning Monotype

March 6 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 2:00 pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive
Florence,MA01062United States
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The format of this five-week series allows time for participants to develop individual print projects. Each day of the workshop begins with a demonstration of a printmaking technique. Learn how to make transfer drawings, drypoint and carved plates that layer well with subtractive and viscosity monotype methods, followed by supported practice time with the materials. The workshop can serve as a laboratory to experiment with an aspect of monotype that provides the right mix of curiosity and challenge, and will…

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Take the Plunge: Printmaking with Soy-based Inks with Catherine Kernan

March 10 - March 11
Mixit Print Studio, 32 Clifton St
Somerville,MA02144United States
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kernan workshop

Through an intensive exploration of Akua Intaglio inks and ink modifiers become familiar with the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based, water-miscible Akua Inks. This workshop will cover many approaches to monotype, both traditional and experimental, including: trace transfer, reductive and additive, and viscosity rolls. No toxic fumes and extended workability of the inks make it a liberating experience.

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Solarplate with Monoprint: Magic with Multiples! with Barbara Mason

March 10 @ 11:00 am - March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Atelier Meridian, 820 N River Street, Studio B-1
Portland,ORUnited States
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mason workshop

Solarplate etching is an incredibly fast and versatile new way of making non-toxic prints! A light sensitized steel-backed polymer plate is exposed using a small light unit or sunlight. Artists make prints by working on the plate directly with printing inks, or an image can be created by exposing the plate through a transparent film with hand-drawn or digital artwork, photographs, or xeroxed images. Plates are printed by wiping with Akua Ink. Monotype layers on the Solarplate or separate plexiglass…

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