Demos

Demo 1: Flock It! (Fuzzy Money)

Friday, November 2nd, 10-noon

Drawing Studio, RM 042

Demonstrator: Alison Filley

Flocking is the application of small particles and fibers to an adhesive coated surface resulting in a soft velvety texture. This demonstration shows how screenprinting a layer of adhesive can allow for a variety of materials to be flocked. The demonstration will cover all technical aspects of the process including screen mesh count, the best types of adhesive, and the range of flocking material. Flocking has a long history in wallpaper printing and production dating back to the 17th century, and its popularity has waxed and waned from luxury to kitsch. Over time the technical process has evolved and flocking can now be found in industrially printed and produced goods including wallpaper, t-shirts, greeting cards, car interiors, and hunting decoys.


Demo 2: MetalSkate: Exploring Intaglio

Friday, November 2nd, 10-noon

Printmaking Studio, RM 035

Demonstrator: Koichi Yamamoto

Focusing on the process development of images engraved and etched in copper, Koichi will explore drawing on metal and the advantages of a resistant material. This demonstration takes the participant on a journey across the plate, moving with grace and confidence like a skater on ice. These tracings on metal will be documented and presented in video format allowing the process to be experienced from the artists point of view.


Demo 3: Stencil Springboard: Uniquely You

Friday, November 2nd, 1-3:30 pm

Drawing Studio, RM 042

Demonstrator: Jennifer Ghormley

Utilizing frosted Dura-lar and an x-acto blade, stencils can be as simple or complex as the artist intends. Once created, if treated with care, these stencils can withstand years of using, printing, washing out, and storing.  Two of the many advantages to this process are that it uses NO chemicals, and you only need a few blank screens on-hand to produce many prints and images. Screenprint is highly accessible to artists of all sorts and has many avenues of expression - fine art, installation art, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, and more. Combining screenprints with mixed media adds a level of interest and creates unique prints. Ghormley has also developed her own secret ingredient that will surely make the audience say “ooh” and “ahh”! 

 

Demo 4: Mokulito: Lithography on Wood

Friday, November 2nd, 1-3:30 pm

Printmaking Studio, RM 035

Demonstrator: Eszter Augustine-Sziksz and Justyna Mazur

The wood lithograph is a relatively new technique developed in the 1970s by Ozaku Sehisi. A new feature of using plywood in place of a stone was the ability to complete a print without the aid of large printing presses, instead using hands and even feet.  The method for prepping plywood will be demonstrated along with a presentation of the best rollers and inks to use. Mokulito is one of the most interesting printmaking techniques, full of mystery and surprises.


Demo 5: Make/Do: Opensource Printmaking Hardware

Saturday, November 3rd, 9-noon

Drawing Studio, RM 042

Demonstrator: Michael Smoot

“Making Do” with what he could find at the local hardware store and using common hand tools, Michael Smoot decided to build his own printing press. It cost approximately $300 in materials and could be constructed by anyone capable of putting together an IKEA bookshelf. He will be handing out instructions, showing a video of how he built his press, and demonstrating the press in action.

 

Demo 6: The Yupo Matrix and Digital Ground: Off-Market Product Use for Innovative Printmaking

Saturday, November 3rd, 9-noon

Printmaking Studio, RM 035

Demonstrator: Margaret Craig

This demo will show printmakers how to use Yupo Paper and Digital Ground for Non-Porous Surfaces for off market purposes, producing innovative prints. Yupo is a plastic watercolor “paper” developed for the commercial graphics industry that can become a matrix for watercolor monoprint, collagraph, and digital transfer.  Yupo will be used for a watercolor monotype, and then create a collagraph, printing the image with damp paper and a press. With this flexible base, digital ground for non-porous surfaces will be used to put inked plates through an unmodified inkjet printer for a combination of conventional and alternative printing processes; it will also be printed with wet paper and an etching press. This new material for the matrix will marry a spectrum of traditional and alternative creation as well as show digital transfer.


Demo 7: Cel Animation with Screen Print and Monoprint

Saturday, November 3rd, 1:30-5 pm

Drawing Studio, RM 042

Demonstrator: David Wischer

David Wischer will demonstrate his use of screenprinting and monoprinting in creating stop motion animations. This demonstration will take the attendees through the screenprinting of backgrounds or environments, the registration and drawing of the monoprints, and the scanning and compiling of the final animation.

 

Demo 8: Paper Litho for Lift Ground Transfer and Mixed-Media Printing

Saturday, November 3rd, 1:30-5 pm

Printmaking Studio, RM 035

Demonstrator: Johntimothy Pizzuto

This demonstration will explore various applications of paper lithography for direct image transfer to paper or for more experimental transfers of imagery to a copper plate for intaglio printing. Simple approaches to printing will prevent premature deterioration of the paper matrix during sponging and inking and insure the ability to pull multiple strong impressions from the matrix. Different approaches to image generation will be covered, from hand drawn to digital copy or a combination of the two. Once an image is transferred to a copper plate, a process similar to straw-hat method is utilized. The demonstration will also utilize Richard Black’s registration method, making color registration simple and accurate.  Combining relief, intaglio, and paper lithography becomes very fluid.

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