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Print Day at the FAC

Print Day at the FAC

June 11 @ 11:00 am

A day of hands-on printmaking activities and in gallery experiences for the whole family in celebration of the Robert Blackburn exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • Washable Marker Prints with Sophia Hanna, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Wax Paper Monoprints with Zandra Zieman-Foster, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Abstract Prints with Turner Black, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Make Your Own Letterpress Print with The Press at CC

12:30–2 p.m.

  • Screen printing with Ladyfingers Letterpress and CC Mobile Arts

1:30–3 p.m.

  • Washable Marker Prints with Sophia Hanna, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Wax Paper Monoprints with Zandra Zieman-Foster, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Abstract Prints with Turner Black, Bemis School of Art Instructor
  • Make Your Own Letterpress Print with The Press at CC

2 p.m.

Activity Details

Bemis School of Art Activities

Washable Marker Prints with Sophia Hanna
The process of block printing involves carving a design into wood, linoleum, foam, or another material and then printing it onto a surface such as paper or fabric. The artist carves their composition on a reusable plate (or block), then prints the images by adding ink to the plate and pressing it against paper. In this project we’re using simple methods to create printing plates out of Styrofoam. We’ll carve grooves into our printing plate using safe objects (pencil or pen!) and use washable markers as our “ink.”

Wax Paper Monoprints with Zandra Zieman-Foster
Mono printing is a print making process that makes one unique print at a time. There is no stamp or printing plate that allows you to make multiples. One is all you get. They are simple and fun. Basically, painting with acrylic paint onto wax paper. Then you flip over the wax paper onto your art paper (watercolor, newsprint, cardboard, anything…) and rub it with your hand or a brayer.

Abstract Prints with Turner Black
‘Found Object Printing’ loosely falls into the bracket of Collagraph. A collagraph is a simple and very effective form of printmaking that is created by using various types of collage as the plate that you then take a print from. Create works of art using a variety of shapes, found objects and stamps using your choices of color, repetition, placement and more to create your own abstract work of art.

The Press at CC 

Make Your Own Letterpress Print with The Press at CC
Set and print a word or short phrase of your choice using antique wood type and a tabletop printing press.

Ladyfingers Letterpress and CC Mobile Arts

Bring your own T-shirt, fabric tote, sweatshirt, or surface you might want to screen print on with Ladyfingers Letterpress and CC Mobile Arts! Some T-shirts, bags, and other items will be available for purchase, and free paper will be provided.

Event Partners: FAC’s Bemis School of ArtLadyfingers Letterpress | The Press at CC | CC Mobile Arts

Image by Arley Torsone, Ladyfingers

Details

Date:
June 11
Time:
11:00 am–3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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Phone:
(719) 634-5581