UPDATE: We're happy to announce Harry's return to Seattle to offer the workshop that was postponed in September.
"Exploding the Print: Between Printing & Painting”
POWER-UP YOUR PIGMENTS AND PRINTMAKING. Experimental Printing Materials + Ink Mixing by Hand
On the printing press at the Arundel Book Arts Space - 209 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle
Saturday Nov. 7th & Sunday Nov. 8th. 10:00am–4:00pm both days, with a one-hour break for lunch in the Pioneer Square neighborhood
Looking for a game changer for your art? Want to explode your printmaking & printing color palette?
Master printer Harry Reese of Turkey Press and Edition Reese is coming to Seattle to offer a two-day weekend workshop, following his artist reception at Arundel Gallery on the evening of Thursday Nov. 5th.
This two-day workshop is a unique opportunity to learn cutting edge pigment creation from a pioneer in experimental printing and printmaking. Learn to mix your own pigments (combining printer’s ink and oil pigments) and then apply these skills by making prints with materials and processes including sandragraph plates, flexible vinyl, and LP records.
The printmaking portion of the workshops will be on our Vandercook SP-20 flatbed press at the Book Arts Space at Arundel Books, where the workshops are held. ALL levels of print making experience are welcome, including beginners.
Registration preference is given to those signing up for both class days. If you want to get an idea of what you can learn, stop by the Arundel Gallery and see Harry Reese’s Sandragraph portfolio on exhibit, and vinyl plate prints in the display cases. Harry has been pushing the envelope in experimental print making for almost 30 years.
Space is limited to eight participants - send an email to email@example.com to sign up and for more info.
ABOUT HARRY REESE: http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/faculty/reese/
REGISTRATION COSTS: Registration preference is given to those signing up for both class days.
- Two-day set of classes: $275 + materials
- One-day class: $175 + materials
- Materials fee is $60. Includes ink and Schmincke pigments, heavy-weight rag paper, use of all print room tools and equipment, and two print blocks to customize and take home for future printing sessions.
- If you would like to request a full or partial scholarship, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest, arts background, and short description of your financial needs.
Title: “Exploding the Print: Between Printing and Painting” - an exploration of the sandragraph technique (currently on view in the Arundel Gallery) and other experimental printmaking techniques Reese has mastered over his four decade career.
Day 1: Making of “sandragraph” plates and printing from vinyl. Short slide show about these processes, and examples of how Reese and other artists have used these methods and techniques.
Day 2: Printing on “sandragraph" plates made the day before. More prints from vinyl. Advanced demonstration of ink preparation, inking and painting relief surfaces, and relief print processes including all of the “sandragraph” approaches in the Arundel portfolio, and methods used in Funagainstawake, The Sea Gazer, and 33 1/3: Off the Record. These projects can be found at www.editionreese.com
In this workshop we will demonstrate the process of constructing and printing various relief plates and show examples of how they have been used for illustrations, book covers, print highlights, tint blocks, mono prints, and monotypes in Turkey Press publications and other art projects. Various handmade and print papers, grounds (for papers or cloth), inks, oil paints, and pigments will be discussed, as they directly relate to the process. Reese will also demonstrate how to make monotype prints from thin vinyl.
The Book Arts Space is located at 209 Occidental Ave. S., in the Grand Central building, with its entrance under the ivy facing Occidental Square.
Harry Reese is Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches book arts, printmaking, papermaking, and media ecology. He runs Turkey Press and Edition Reese in partnership with his wife Sandra Liddell Reese. Turkey Press publications are collected in major museums and libraries. Its archives were purchased by the Getty Center in 1992. Recent exhibitions include diverse venues such as the Luis Angel Arango Library (Bogotá, Colombia), Deutsches Bucherei (Leipzig, Germany), Instituto de Artes Graficos (Oaxaca, Mexico), Santa Monica Museum of Art (Santa Monica, CA), Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Ketchum, Idaho), and Arts of the Book Collection (Yale University).