Sarah Amos “ Collagraph. Methods” Rejuvenate and Repurpose older plates and fuse into new and exciting images MEMBERS PRICE
Three Day Workshop
Sat July 13th, Sun July 14th and Mon July 15th
10am - 4pm
SARAH AMOS Workshop 2019
“Collagraph Methods” - Rejuvenate and Repurpose older plates and fuse into new and exciting images. Sarah Amos has taken this printmaking discipline to a new level due to her persistent experimentation and her refined aesthetic. Amos is enthralled with the Collagraph technique that she has perfected over 26 years of experience. The multiple plate process and layering technique that Amos primarily uses is a wonderful way to achieve a rich painterly surface with both oil paint and Etching ink, This three-day class explores both Collagraph and Monoprinting techniques new and old using mat board to create unique paintings on Paper. Artists are invited to bring older plates either Collagaph, Etching or linoleum plates and embed them with new plates to make a new but familiar alphabet. However this is not compulsory. We will learn the multiple plate system and its registration capabilities, layering and application of paint, stenciling. Water based drawing techniques will be demonstrated .The Collagraph technique will also be introduced in this process, as a vital component to the overall image .We will learn how to scrape, incise and perforate the surface to create wonderful textures of pattern and organic line. Sarah will also share her own work to illustrate techniques and give independent and class critiques to all participants. The use of Non Toxic materials are also emphasized and discussed at length due to Amos’s heightened sensitivity to such materials during her printmaking career. Artists can expect to create a body of work (6-12 finished prints) during this workshop and are encouraged to explore and play. Sarah Amos lives in East Fairfield, Vermont, USA where she teaches Printmaking classes in her home studio and also maintains an active exhibition schedule of her own work despite her intense commitment to teaching other artists . Sarah shows her work at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, CT, USA and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and is a rotating Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth, Williams and Bennington Colleges where sheteaches Printmaking and Drawing.
Participants please bring:
- Your box of tools, tools that you can mark marks with: nails, dentists tools, scissors, steel wool, etching scrapers, burnishers ......
- A few examples of your work, wither in person or high end reproductions of what your work is like, to share with the group
- Old prints that you don't like, that you can print on top of, or tear up
- A portfolio to take home wet prints
- plastic stencils you may have at home
- Some extra printmaking paper, BFK, Stonehenge, Arches etc. (FPS will provide 2 sheets each, though you will need more)
- Any material for example, lace, denim, linen or textured papers that may be glued flat to a cardboard plate
- A sense of humour
FPS will provide:
Matt board, mediums, oil paints, paintbrushes, pencils, washing up gloves, tarlatan, masking tapes, 2 sheets of rag paper per participant, carborundum, coloured pencils, etching inks and more!