In this workshop you will experiment with composing imagery using the intaglio printing technique known as drypoint, as well as collaging colour and texture from newspapers into drypoints and onto plates and running them through the press to create integrated seamless images.
You should arrive with various line drawings in your sketchbooks; these can include hatching and cross hatching to produce areas of tone. (If you don’t have a collection of drawings to choose from, we will have some images on hand.) You will be able to lay a 4 x 6 inch plexiglass plate onto your drawings, and pick one (or two if you also use the back) of your drawings to arrange within the 4 x 6 inch plexi plate and scribe the drawing onto the plate with a sharpened nail/scribe.
Unlike relief printing, which prints the raised part of a plate, intaglio plates are inked deep into the inscribed lines and most of the ink is wiped off the plate with the exception of the tenacious ink deep within the lines. The plate is then run through the press and a line drawing with a unique aesthetic is produced.
Over the course of the workshop you should be able to produce a small edition (of 3 to 5 images) or two, either consistent or variable, of drypoint prints, as well as several chine colle collages, including drypoints embellished with chine colle. All of your successful images will be original printed art suitable for framing. As well as learning a technique for the production of interesting visual art, the workshop should serve to increase your awareness of printmaking as a unique art form in the past, and the present, both locally, nationally and internationally.
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00pm (1 class)
All supplies are included. That means that you just show up!
Who is this class for:
Focus: Learning the Basics
Adults only please. This Level 1 class is for students with little or no experience. You will learn the basic skills for use of tools and introduction to the medium.
We have some aprons, but wear clothes that can withstand the elements (i.e. glue, paint, etc.) of a fun, creative art studio. Please bring your sketchbook with various line drawings.
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.
Clive Powsey graduated from The Ontario College of Art in 1980. He has been exhibiting regularly since in public and commercial galleries. He also worked for 30 years as a layout artist, background artist and art director in animated film, advertising and television for companies including Nelvana and Disney. In 1991 he participated in Open Waters, a group show of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Royal Watercolour Society, and The American Watercolour Society that travelled to Toronto, New York, and London. He is a painter, award winning watercolourist, delineator, traditional printmaker and psychotopographer of form. He has taught drawing and painting at The Ontario College of Art and Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto and currently teaches courses in drawing and introductory design in North Island College’s Metal Jewellery Design Program in Campbell River.www.clivepowsey.com
- April 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm