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Monotype Portraiture

Instructor: Melissa Markwald

Date: Saturday & Sunday |  May 20-21, 26-27

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Intimidated by portraiture? Don't be! In this class we will use mono printing to explore facial anatomy and expression. This class will cover additive and reductive methods of printing, color exploration of flesh, and compositions of portraiture.

Melissa Markwald graduated from the University of Akron, Myers School of Art, with a B.F.A emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Her large scale portraits have been displayed in downtown Akron through the Curated Store Front project and in 2016 she had a show at the Massillon Museum. Markwald is currently preparing for a show in the the Box gallery in October of 2017. Her studio is located at the Summit Art Space and she is working as a Senior Exhibition Technician at the Akron Art Museum.

Zines & Screens

Instructor: Julia Begg

Date: Sunday |  June 4

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

What are you passionate about? What can you teach us all?

This class is will explore printmaking as a means of conveying information and basic screen printing that can be done just about anywhere.  We’ll start with a brief history of printmaking as a way of disseminating information, looking specifically into typography, imagery, and clarity of information.  Then students will develop a small zine, which we will then use to identify a keystone image that could be used on posters or tee shirts to solidify the brand of the idea.  We will then burn a screen and print a one-color poster or tees to explore the possibilities of screen printing and to teach student the basics of silkscreen for home use.  Note that it is best for this class to come with a few ideas in mind and that students will need to provide their own tee shirts and poster material.

Julia Begg is a Pittsburgh based printmaker currently working in production screen printing.  She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of the Fine Arts from The Mary Sheller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron where she focused in screen and intaglio printing.  Much of Julia’s work is focused on the dualism that exists in our personalities and how they interact and particularly the way that women work to balance  the two.  She has exhibited at Land of Plenty (Akron), The Myers School of Art (Akron), and at Santa Reperata International School of Art (Florence).

Photography Into Fine Art Prints

Instructor: Krista Rickert

Date: Saturday & Sunday |  June 10-11

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Convert your own images into one-color prints! We will explore paper-litho and smartplates. These two processes work on the fact that oil and water don't mix. You can physically alter your photograph with pens & sharpies, creating a new image. Paper-litho will give you a distressed image while smartplates are true to the original. We will show you the process of converting your photos to be able to use these processes.

Krista Rickert, Executive Director, holds her BA in Printmaking and BA in Psychology from Kent State University.  She began working for RCP in 2014 and became Director in 2015.  Under Krista's supervision RCP has significantly increased its community outreach programs and has succeeded in creating exhibition opportunities for local artists.  She continues to work with interns and volunteers to further involve the community in the non-profit arts organization. 

Stenciling Without Bridges 

Instructor: Chad Uehlein 

Date: Saturday  |  June 17 

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 

A crash course into stenciling, attendees will learn how to design their own poster using stencils and spray paint. Attention will be given to translating the composition to a cut stencil, specifically how to create a stencil without the use of bridges to hold islands in place. Students will also learn registration techniques for multilayered stencils along with other tips related to spray paint and stenciling. Attendees are encouraged to come ready with sketches or other imagery.

Chad Uehlein is a 25 year old artist from Northeast Ohio. He is currently attending The University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art where he is a candidate to obtain is Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus in Printmaking. When he isn’t found in the print shop working, he spends most of his time eating pizza with his girlfriend, Cassandra. Chad is also interested in the Akron DIY punk community, riding his bike and adventuring through nature.

Monotype Screenprinting with Watercolor

Instructor: Krista Rickert

Date: Saturday & Sunday |  June 24-25

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Watercolor screenprinting will utilize a photo or drawing as a base for you to work from. You will paint & draw directly on the screen with watercolor. One it is dry, you will pull transparent base through to print the image. This will produce a series of varying images. These are great to work back into with paint, pencils, and other drawing materials.

Krista Rickert, Executive Director, holds her BA in Printmaking and BA in Psychology from Kent State University.  She began working for RCP in 2014 and became Director in 2015.  Under Krista's supervision RCP has significantly increased its community outreach programs and has succeeded in creating exhibition opportunities for local artists.  She continues to work with interns and volunteers to further involve the community in the non-profit arts organization. 

RCP offers private lessons and group workshops in intaglio, screenprinting, woodcut, monoprint, and relief.  Contact us to tailor a class just for you! 

 

MATERIALS

RCP supplies materials - students do not need to bring anything.  Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty and pack a lunch for Saturday sessions.

 

Each workshops comes with a FREE Sunday open studio session so students can continue their work.

 

Are you a MEMBER?  Contact us for discounted rates on workshops!

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

RCP reserves the right to change/reschedule workshops as needed. If RCP reschedules a workshop, students will be notifid and their schedule will be taken into consideration. If students cannot make the rescheduled date, a credit will be offered.  Only if RCP cancels a workshop will 100% of tuition will be refunded.

If a student must cancel a workshop registration, a credit will be given in the original amount paid. This credit can be used towards any future purchase at RCP.  Cash refunds cannot be given because supplies for the workshops are purchased with these funds weeks in advance.