Master Printer Series: Combining Monotype & Photo Polymer Intaglio

Master Printer Series: Combining Monotype & Photo Polymer Intaglio

Anthony Kirk
Week 4: July 2 to July 7
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $650
Materials Fee: $75
Discipline: Printmaking
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 4 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Participants will create intaglio plates using photopolymer plates and combine these with a separate monotype plate in order to print a series of monoprints. The printing of the photopolymer plate remains more or less constant but the approach to inking the monotype plate will vary. This allows for greater experimentation in the printing. In the end, each artist will have completed a variant edition of monoprints. The photopolymer plate will be created from a film positive such as a photograph or a drawing on mylar or textured acetate. All methods used are nontoxic including the water-based printing inks. Therefore the studio environment will be fume free because clean up is simply with dish detergent and water. No solvents nor chemicals are used.

Biography

Throughout a long career in printmaking as an artist, teacher, curator, lecturer and writer, ANTHONY KIRK has involved himself widely in his chosen field. However it is his role as a master printer collaborating with major American artists, as well as emerging artists, that he is most known. From 1988 to 2000 he worked with Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and Frank Stella at the etching department at Tyler Graphics. His recent print was included in the International Footprint Exhibition.