Master Printer Series: Monoprinting - Magical Transformation, Creating Under Pressure

Master Printer Series: Monoprinting - Magical Transformation, Creating Under Pressure

Fred Liang
Week 5: July 9 to July 14
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Materials Fee: $75
Discipline: Printmaking
Open to All
Registration Open
Workshop Full: Waiting List may be available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Bridge the immediacy of drawing with the processes of printmaking. You will focus on developing visual ideas in a serial, yet exploratory approach. This class is ideal both for artists with limited printmaking experience, and advanced printmakers eager to learn traditional and alternative printmaking techniques of committing their creative ideas and impulses to print. Learn how to harness monotype’s versatility and fluidity, while exploring its ability to extract the aesthetic qualities characteristic of oil/watercolor paintings and drawings. Investigate the unique, conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of your visual inclinations, and draw inspiration from the campus’s breathtaking surroundings during walk-abouts.

Through classroom demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, learn an array of monoprinting/monotypes and alternative techniques—including those of reductive printing, color printing, image and text transfer and chine-collé—and employ these methods to magically transform your own images into a cohesive suite of portfolio prints.  Additionally, there will be an opportunity to explore thematic, narrative and poetic ideas based on collaboration with writing workshop students.


FRED HAN CHANG LIANG is an Artist, Master Printmaker and Educator. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba, and a MFA from Yale University. His exhibitions include Milwaukee Art Museum, Currier Museum, North Dakota Museum of Art in Fargo, ND, The Pitch Project, in Milwaukee, WI, Inside Out Museum in Beijing, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. In addition to his recent Huffington Post interview, Fred’s work has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Herald, Improper Bostonian, The Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, The Yale Literary Magazine, China Daily. He has received the following grants: Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow ‘08, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Artist Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow ’05, Manitoba Arts Council Grant and the Canada Arts Council Grant.  Moreover, he was awarded residency grants in Austria, China, Denmark, Mexico and Morocco. As a Master Printer, Fred served as the Interim Director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for the Study of Print, at Columbia University.  He has worked with or printed for Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, Sara Sze, William Kentridge and many other prominent international artists. Fred is currently the Chair of Fine Art 2D, at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and is represented by Carroll and Sons Gallery, in Boston.