Sunday, July 1, 2012

Interlochen Printmaking: Day 5

Last Friday was the final day of the printmaking class that I taught at the adult workshop of the Interlochen College of Creative Arts. The students were a little doubting that we would get a four print edition of a reduction linocut finished by the end of the afternoon, but I drove them like mules and we got it done.

The slideshow below is from all stages of the day: cutting the first marks on the blocks, inking and printing the first colour, cutting the second stage, inking and printing, and so forth; up to the point when they signedf and numbered the two editions they printed this week. With the solarplate prints from the first half of the week, added to the reduction linocut prints, each person made between 18 and 22 prints each -- a very good haul, I think. Congratulations to Ava, Ashley, and Ginny for pulling through, and for occasionally teaching me a few things, too. That is one of the great things about a printmaking studio, by the way: people of all levels of experience are working side by side to share artistic problems and move their individual pieces forward.


Bonus picture: we all celebrated the end of the class by having a drink at the local pub in the woods, Hofbrau. And for Ashley, who only turned 21 recently (the legal drinking age in the USA), it was her very first opportunity to legally have a drink. So she had the Angry Crock -- which came with a free plastic crocodile, seen here launching a vicious attack on Matt Wiliford, director of the ICCA:


See you all in 2013!

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