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About the Workshop

In this workshop, participants work with Toyobo photopolymer plates to create powerful and expressive prints. What distinguishes Toyobo from other types of photopolymer plates is their broad and sensitive tonal range, which allows for rich blacks as well as subtle, delicate tones in prints. While these plates are sometimes associated with straight photographic imagery, they also work beautifully with direct, hand-drawn or painted imagery. We will explore: the potential of these plates using photographic and hand-drawn/painted imagery, as well as combinations of the two; the unique qualities of these plates to best translate imagery into strong photopolymer plates and prints; and how best to integrate color into photopolymer prints, whether through wiping the plates a la poupé, printing chine collé, layering color plates, or using surface rolls. We will also alter the plates with etching tools and acrylic media to create unique calligraphic prints.  All levels of experience are welcome in this workshop; the pace of the workshop is set up for everyone’s success.

About Nancy Diessner

Nancy Diessner’s artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her multi-layered photopolymer intaglio prints explore the mysterious and complex connection between humans and animals, at the same time expressing our human longing for and isolation from the “other.” During her seventeen years as a college professor, she developed two printmaking programs that focused on less toxic processes, chaired the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Chester College of New England, and team taught classes bringing together art and science, writing, and cultural identity. In 2010 she left full-time teaching to gain a better balance between teaching and studio time. She now runs a small printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, and teaches workshops in photo-based printmaking on the east coast. She is a member and core faculty member of Zea Mays Printmaking in Northampton, MA, and shows bi-annually at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. She received her BA in painting, printmaking, and drawing from Bennington College and her MFA in painting and sculpture from Hunter College in New York City.  www.ndiessner.com


July 30-August 5, 2017

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