Thursday, March 31, 2011
available at the Irvine Fine Arts Center
AND an added bonus, CSULB BFA candidate
Lindsay Buchman is teaching the following classes:
Monoprints & Monotypes
Create unique prints using both the painterly and stacking monotype techniques while exploring monoprint embellishing. Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm Apr 2-May 21
Learn the Xerox transfer method of printing. Combine monotype or relief processes and study color printing and chine colle to enhance the quality of a print. Saturdays 1:30pm-4:30pm Apr 2-May 21
Experience the organza method to create tonal values similar to an aquatint in etching. Learn techniques for coating an organza silk surface with polymer gloss medium to create tonal range for print. All levels welcome.
Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm Apr 11-May 16
Visit the Irvine Fine Arts Center website for a
complete course listing
Experimentations in Letterpress Printmaking
Letterpress for Designers
Book Arts I
Printmaking Open Studio
The new Patrick Merrill Printmaking Studio is a fully equipped and ventilated studio suited for both traditional print and letterpress techniques. Two Vandercook proof presses, a Pilot press, and various etching presses including a 36’ x 72’ manual Ettan press, outfit our 800 square foot studio space allowing for various print techniques and processes such as intaglio, relief, collograph, monoprint, traditional letterpress and more. Open
Studio users must make a reservation with the Studio Technician and demonstrate previous printmaking experience in either a classroom or equivalent studio environment. Closed-toe shoes required. More info: irvinefinearts.org
For Open Studio hours call IFAC at 949-724-6880.
Posted by: Nancy Young
Monday, March 21, 2011
Nestled between 39th St. and 8th Ave. in the borough of Manhattan, lies the atelier of Kathy Caraccio, Master Printer, artist, educator and hands down the best kept secret in the city. For over thirty years she has been an established printer in the belly of the beast. New York has its’ fair share of printmaking studios however, K. Caraccio Studio is of an exceptional quality that truly embodies the character of the city. Comprised of an extraordinary 2,000 plus print collection, a wealth of educational information, and the spontaneity of a constant flow of visiting artists, the studio is a rich environment for any creative individual to delve into.
This past January, I had the pleasure of interning for Kathy and became accustomed to the bustling lifestyle that epitomizes the art scene. While working at K.Caraccio studio, I met the wonderful Gayle Flanery and Roxanne Faber Savage, who like many New Yorkers, are absolutely unforgettable entities. It is artists of this caliber that grace young artists’ lives and inspire them to want more for their careers. Although, without Stephen Fredericks, president of the New York Etching Society, I would have never had such an opportune experience. For those of you who do not know Stephen or his work, you should invest a moment of your time to see what soft ground etching should be. He is a master at his craft with a personality of gold, to whom I owe much gratitude for introducing me to Kathy in the first place. With that said, community and printmaking are a constant unity. Part of thriving in the print world is giving back; whether it be through the passing of information or the donation of your own time, printmakers (at least the ones I’ve known) have an affinity for sharing.
No matter what your practice in art may be, there is something awaiting for you in this cultural mecca. Half printshop, half gallery, the studio offers an abundance of insight into the practices of both traditional and experimental printmaking. After all, Kathy Caraccio apprenticed for Bob Blackburn, has taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, NYU, the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, and the list goes on. She is a remarkable individual that any artist would be fortunate enough to come across in their creative lifetime. Kathy allows for a welcoming studio environment while challenging artists to push to boundaries of their work. K. Caraccio Studio is a brilliant representation of printmaking and an ideal embodiment of the substance that works on paper truly provide.
Posted by: Lindsay Buchman
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Moving along, you can see our Charles Brand litho press, & note that each press station pretty much has its own small sink, making the changing of water for keeping the stones wet an easy chore.