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About the Workshop

Create one of a kind prints or varied editions by combining monotype with safe plate-making methods. Susan Rostow will introduce her latest innovations using carborundum coated plates in conjunction with monotype. Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph process which offers a textured surface to the plate. Since the carborundum is built up on the plate, the paper slightly embosses when going through the press creating a rich velvety print. Demos will include coating the plates for even coverage, drawing into wet and dry carborundum, and creating “mezzotint like” and “litho like” impressions from candles, china markers, litho crayons and pencils. Numerous approaches for using Akua Intaglio inks, Liquid Pigments, modifiers, and color overlays will be covered. All materials used in the workshop are fume free and clean up easily with soap and water. Participants will use an etching press and also have the opportunity to try hand printing with the Pin Press. Individual attention will be given to each student to help develop their personal style with the mediums. Beginners and advanced printmakers are welcome.

About Susan Rostow

New York City based artist, Susan Rostow has made a major contribution to the practice of safer printmaking by creating Akua inks, and by teaching alternative printmaking techniques worldwide. Her prints and sculptural books can be found in several collections, such as the Library of Congress, National Print Archives, The Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection at Yale University Art Museum. Honors include: New York State Council, New York Foundation 2017-2018 Artist Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in printmaking, and 2017 Artist in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Rare Books Library.Visit SusanRostow.com to see her website and the Akua Printshop You Tube channel to watch videos about her techniques. Susan Rostow  Akua website: AkuaInks


July 15-21, 2018


undergraduate credit $180

graduate credit $240


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