Printmaking Without a Press with Suzanne Benton (MAY 1, 2021)
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Saturday May 1
1:00 PM  –  4:30 PM

PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS WITH ARTIST-INSTRUCTOR SUZANNE BENTON

Students learn, experiment and practice “printmaking-without-a-press,” using inking, line, painterly, stencil techniques to create a series of monoprints. We begin with what Gauguin tabbed as “oil transfers” and will then experiment with other time-tested monoprinting methods. Students set up a work space that can be duplicated for further printmaking at home.. We work with oil-based etching inks and clear acrylic printmaking plates. Available and easy-to-make tools act as the printing pressure. The workshop includes demonstrations, examples of hand-pressed prints, and dialogue with and between students. Students will create a variety of prints and gain an abiding knowledge of printmaking.

STUDENT Supply List 

https://www.dickblick.com/products/acrylic-clear-sheets/ 

1 clear acrylic sheets – 8x10 inches

https://www.dickblick.com/items/10419-1002/ 

Rives printmaking paper – 2 sheets 22x30 inches, 280 gsm, White, $6.12 

1 Sheet of medium grit sand paper

1 2in flat bristle brush, and brushes desired for painterly prints

12″ or 18″ ruler, rigid and preferably transparent

Ballpoint pen and Pencil

Large metal and/or wooden spoon

Scissors

Small set soft pastels (optional)

1 plastic containers with lid

Suzanne Benton is an internationally recognized printmaker, sculptor and performance artist whose work draws on myth, history, literature and legend. Her signature monoprints speak of a cultural outreach spanning 32 countries. Numerous artist residencies and grants include a Fulbright (India), and artist-residency at Harvard and multiple others. With over 175 solo shows, and work in collections throughout the world, the artist is listed in Who's Who in America, and Who’s Who of American Artists. Since 2010 alone, she’s had sixteen solo shows and been represented in 37 group shows, including the Asian Art Biennale in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Suzanne has been Guest Artist at Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL since 2007. The artist is also the President of the Women’s Caucus for Art-Florida, and the founder and organizer of its St Petersburg Branch.

 

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