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From: April Vollmer
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:19:34 GMT
Subject: [Baren 41931] April's fall newsletter
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April's Newsletter
This summer I taught a Japanese woodblock class at Maine College of Art and traveled to Guanajuato with Boston Printmakers and Karen Kunc to make a woodblock book. Now I invite everyone to an opening next Wednesday at Cheryl McGinnis Gallery in New York. I will be showing 12 inch panels that incorporate woodblock prints.

September 8 to October 9, 2010
Opening Reception: September 15,
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
RADIAL PATTERNING: Serena Buschi, Kira Greene, Jamie Lee, Tina Seligman, April Vollmer
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 710 (at 38th Street) New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-4066

October 21 to 24, 2010
Printopolis Conference at Open Studio, Toronto
Exhibition and Demonstration with Elizabeth Forrest
Mokuhanga, Beyond the Basics
Presenters: Elizabeth Forrest and April Vollmer
Location: The Japanese Paper Place

September 20 to November 1, 2010
Six Monday nights
Lower East Side Printshop
306 West 37th St., 6th floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 673-5390

September 23 to 26, 2010 four-day intensive
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
PLUS Lecture: September 22, 2010
Wednesday evening, 6:00 PM
Non-participants $10; non-members $15299 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850-4002
(203) 899-7999

*Lecture required for workshop participants, included in workshop fee.

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Subject: Monoprint workshop Day 2
Posted by: Andrew Stone

The last day of Beth Fein's Akua color monoprint/monotype workshop at the Kala Institute in Berkeley was a few weeks ago but I dove back into the September work schedule so couldn't update the blog.

I forgot my camera so I'll keep it brief. She demonstrated some viscosity resists/monotypes--changing the viscosity using various color modifiers to have the thinner colors resist the heavier for some spontaneous, mostly uncontrollable effects.

Rather interesting but a bit too uncontrolled for me. I'm big on control.
But we also worked on some Chine Colle'; using stencils to block out portions of color and by using decent thin washi or japanese papers using these now colored papers to go back in to add to the print in multiple layers.

Here's what I managed to get out during the day's session. The dark "froot loop cascade" is a fairly straight forward monotype with rolled color underneath, then painted color in the next layer. The circles were stencilled out and then using the cleaned plate painted in again using bright colors and a brush. All in all there are probably 4-5 layers/passes through the press.
The ghost had the various layers run through after the darker version. But in this case I used the cut out stencil circles accumulated during the days printings glued back in the ghost base using wheat paste and the press. I like the chine colle' pale version better but the brush strokes on the dark one are lively and appealing--if a bit childish.

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