2016 PrintAustin line-up has dropped!

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Hey y’all, the PrintAustin 2016 brochure has been printed and is now in the process of being delivered! Woot! There are several workshops that you may want to consider–we’ve listed them here since they require registration. Here’s the link to the PDF + online calendar. The long listing of text has the most updated stuff–some with the word NEW next to it, which means it’s not in the printed brochure but is indeed part of PrintAustin. 

Happy New Year and have fun plotting your PrintAustin month!

 

Workshops:

January 13
Workshop: Wolfbat Mask Making

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Artist: Dennis McNett

The Contemporary Austin Art School is excited to invite Dennis McNett for a special 3-day workshop to help launch our participation in PrintAustin 2016. Dennis will demonstrate how to make a functional 3D mask using papier-mâché, woodcut and silkscreen prints. Participants will learn how to create a cardboard structure that will serve as a base for the mask. It will then be built up with papier-mâché for detail and strength. Finally the mask will be covered with Wolfbat prints and varnish to finish the mask off. This workshop is friendly to people of all ages. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Visiting Artist: Dennis McNett
Workshop Dates: January 13-15, 10am-2pm
Tuition: $179 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 15
2016 Woodcuts with Sean Starwars

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Artist: Sean Starwars

Hang out and learn from Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars during this 3-day workshop at Bone Black Studio. Sean will instruct the group Friday night on how to draw or transfer an image right onto the woodblocks. Sean will give a brief talk outlining the role of the woodcut in art as well as showing numerous contemporary woodcuts. Saturday will be a cutting marathon and Sunday you’ll experience the thrill of seeing your block come to life as a completed multi-color woodcut! Link to register.
Venue: WPA: Bone Black Studio, Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, #102

January 16
Workshop: Foundation on Letterpress printing
This one day introductory letterpress workshop is perfect for the beginner but open to any level of printing experience. You will learn the process of printing and operating a Vandercook proof press #4 by creating and designing your own print. No printmaking experience necessary.
Time: 10am-4pm
Tuition: $150, all materials included
Venue: Punchpress, 5312 Avenue F (metal studio with green door facing E. 54th St.)

January 19
Workshop: Relief Printmaking—Wood, Lino, and Sintra
Explore relief printmaking using wood, linoleum, and plastic to create dynamic oil-based relief prints. We will explore how to prepare different blocks, draw, carve, and print. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: A.J. Lovell
Workshop Dates: January 19-March 1, Tues 6-9pm
Tuition: $159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 20
Workshop: Screen Printing I
Have you ever wanted to print your own T-shirts, posters, or cards? This course focuses on the basics of screen printing, providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to con dently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing. Learn the basics of preparing both digital and hand-drawn photo positives, coating and exposing screens using the photo emulsion process, and a number of different registration methods and techniques for multicolor and edition printing. Each student will create an edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition!
Instructor: Nick Francel
Workshop Dates: January 20-March 2, Wed 6-9pm
Tuition:$159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 21
Workshop: Printmaking Open Studio
Students looking for one-on-one assistance with printmaking projects may sign up for this open studio with instructor guidance. Relief and screen printing facilities will be available to use. Please call for additional information about our print studio’s capabilities. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition. (Included with enrollment in other adult printmaking classes at the Art School.)
Instructor: Nick Francel
Workshop Dates: January 21-March 3, Th 6-9pm
Tuition: $159 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 22
Workshop: Sculptural Intaglio
Workshop at Flatbed Press: Sculptural Intaglio with Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto. Learn the art of sculptural intaglio through drypoint, engraving, and cut paper matrices that break traditional printmaking boundaries. By working with prints as objects with limitless physical potential, students will expand the breadth and scale of their artistic practice.
Instructors: Samantha Parker Salazar and Koichi Yamamoto
Workshop Dates: January 22-23, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $400
Venue: Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

January 23
Workshop: DIY Printing Techniques
Discover a few DIY printing techniques that you can easily and inexpensively do at home. Techniques covered include acrylic gel transfers, multi-colored stenciling, tabletop relief printing, and more. Through a combination of in-class demos and studio time, each student will create multiple prints and have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: Jonas Criscoe
Workshop Date: January 23, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $60 (discounted rate) + $30 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

January 30
Workshop: Portfolio for Artists
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Protect your important documents or art on paper. Each student will learn to make a custom portfolio, and will also learn about tools, materials, and techniques for book arts. Cloth, board, and decorative paper will be provided. This class is appropriate for artists, printers, graphic designers, photographers, or anyone with a document or art work that they want to protect.
Time: 10am-4pm
Instructor: Mary Baughman
Cost: $90 tuition + $15 materials fee, pre-registration required
Venue: Austin Book Arts Center2832 E MLK Jr. Blvd. #114

February 6
Workshop: Solarplate Etching
Solarplate is a simple, safe, and fast approach to traditional etching that does not require the use of grounds, acids, or solvents. It is exposed with UV light and developed with ordinary tap water. You will learn how to expose, develop, and print using solarplates. Practice direct drawing and photographic and digital approaches to creating images. View demonstrations of inking, wiping, and paper preparation. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will have a clear understanding of the solarplate process and your own prints. Use discount code “PrintAustin” when you call or register online for 20% off tuition.
Instructor: Francine Mastrangelo
Workshop Dates: February 6-7, 9am-4pm
Tuition: $100 (discounted rate) + $25 supply fee
Venue: The Contemporary Austin Art School, 3809 W. 35th St.

Workshop: The Alt Print and Photo Album
In the first portion of this class, students will learn the basics of the creating and printing cyanotype and van dyke prints. The second half of the class will be dedicated to learning some basic bookbinding skills by creating a cloth-covered, post screw photo album.
Instructors: John Lockhart and Kevin Auer
Workshop Dates: February 6-7, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $180 + $25 materials fee
Venue: Austin Book Arts Center, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. #114