This workshop is an introduction to the Word & Image Lab with a specific focus on using letterpress plates to make contemporary art. Students will participate in an intensive overview of making plates, using plates, and press work. This introductory course in letterpress and relief printing will explore techniques of making polymer plates by hand, and printing them on a press . Students will see the possibilities of combining text and image to make their own visual language. We will expand on printmaking concepts by incorporating sequential imagery made in many different ways.
Marginal Editions was established by Brad Ewing in 2007 to work primarily in the art of letterpress and silkscreen and in the last decade has worked with over 50 artists from across the US and Europe. Marginal Editions has participated in 5 Editions/ Artist’s Book Fairs, New York, and most recently exhibited at the Art on Paper Fair, New York, 2017. Works from Marginal Editions are in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, The Whitney, MoMA, and The Met, New York.
(April 12, 13 & 14)