Mixed Bag – Mixed Media Printmaking with Ron Pokrasso / Starts August 14th, 2012
This workshop focuses on mixed media printmaking. Using Akua non-toxic water-based inks, participants of all levels will learn monotype through various methods of mixing, modifying, layering inks, using and abusing mark-making tools, and exploring the limits of paper.
Instruction will include a wide range of uses for chine colle, collage, and drawing. ImagOn and Solarplate will be introduced, both as means in themselves and as integrated with other techniques. Multi-plate printing methods will open the door to just about any combination of traditional printmaking forms. The emphasis is on the “Artist as an Inventor,” and each participant is encouraged to stretch his or her methods of expressing and breaking barriers into new and uncharted territory.
The information presented is cumulative, and participants will have the opportunity to revisit works developing over the course of the week. The program will culminate with an informal critique and discussion to serve as closure and celebration on the final afternoon of class.
Ron Pokrasso has been an exhibiting mixed-media artist and printmaker for more than 25 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as being featured in several books. Ron Pokrasso currently owns and operates Timberwick Studios, an artist retreat in Santa Fe.
When: Aug 14-18, 2012
Where: Timberwick Studios, 24 Timberwick Rd, Santa Fe, NM, 87508
Cost: $675 plus paper and tax
Phone: 505 984 0827
Website/Blog Address: www.ronpokrasso.com