SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00AM-4:00PM
MARCH 23-24, 2019
Instructor: Heather Wilcoxon
This first day we will be using Aqua Water based inks, which are easy to clean up and fun to use in monoprinting. We will be painting on plexiglass plates, using brayers, and brushes, which will be transferred through the press onto your paper. In the first hour, we will introduce ourselves to each other. I will go through the rules using the etching presses, as well as ripping paper and wetting paper, how to use the inks and other information that I feel is important. Next I will do several demos on the printing process and answer any questions. After all that introduction the fun will start. Make as many prints as you want. The first few we will use one color only just to get used to the process. Throughout the day I will do several more demos and talk about what you will be doing on the second day.
The second day will incorporate Photo Transfers using Gum Arabic and oil based inks. Basically, we will be transferring images on top of some of your prints done the day before. I will demonstrate this process several times as well as work with you individually. We will be using black and white Xerox images with Gum Arabic and oil based inks. I will supply the xerox images. Or if you want to bring your own images from drawings OR photos you can. The images must be high contrast with no grays as well as not from your computer. They must be Xerox images from toner machines.
This is a magical process that I have used in my own work. You will love it!
Materials fee $20 payable to instructor at start of class + students must bring at least 8 sheets of BFK Reeves printing paper.
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Heather Wilcoxon has been a working artist for over 30 years. She has taught monoprinting, drawing, and painting at San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley Extension, Kala Institute, College of Marin and CCA. She is currently represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco and Studio E in Seattle. She was awarded the Distinguished Women in the Arts award by the Fresno Art Museum which includes a 6 month one person show in 2019.