Long considered a mechanism of change, printmaking and the printshop are sites of radical collaboration. My work centers on individual discovery and experimentation. Each participant identifies individual social justice issue(s); instructor and class burnish projects through thoughtful discussion and assistance. We understand that social justice work in abstraction, with visual pleasure, with humor, is a process fostered by shared labor and critique. Using techniques based in monotype process artists will develop skills while completing a personal, meaningful body of work. In this collaborative environment, artists move toward a fluency in translating artistic and political visions into print. Participants will learn to develop hand-drawn or computer-generated, transfer image to paper, and how to print alongside exercises in color relations. The class begins with demonstrations of basic oil-based monotype advancing to chine-colle and Xerox lithography. We ‘ll work with multiple plates, second pulls/ghosts, wet and dry paper stencils and other mixed approaches.
Ten sheets of white BFK Rives (22 x30 inches) will be provided as part of the materials fee. Additional sheets may be purchased from the Work Center at $5 per sheet.
Marina Ancona is an artist, master printer. She founded 10 Grand Press in 1999 (Brooklyn, NY) and satellite workshop (Santa Fe, NM.) Ancona’s publishing projects have exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Kunsthalle Basel and in contemporary print collections of MOMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum, among others. She has collaborated with artists including Patty Chang, Nicole Eisenman, Carrie Moyer, and Ulrike Muller.