Summer Book Arts Workshop Series 2013 – Intaglio Printing with Plaster and Glue

July 27, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Anderson Hall, University of the Arts

$75/Members, $95/Non-Members. Material fees are paid to the Teaching Artist on the day of the workshop.

This day long hands-on studio workshop explores two methods of printing drypoints, monoprints, and etchings without need for paper or a press. By printing onto plaster and archival glue, you can create dimensional plaster printed objects that can be reproduced and drawn back into; and ghostly translucent prints that can be layered onto other prints, or mounted onto panels.

These fun and non-toxic processes are appropriate for varying skill levels and great for artists that want to explore new mediums, but have limited equipment at home or in their studios. Workshop participants will complete one small drypoint printed onto plaster, and will begin a second drypoint* to be printed from glue. Bring a few small sketches with you to begin the process. If you already have a small etching plate that you would like to print, bring that too!

*Note: your glue print will not be dry by the end of the workshop. Be prepared to transport it flat after the workshop.

*$10 Materials fee

Rebecca Gilbert is an experienced printmaker and installation artist who works primarily in the mediums of woodcut and intaglio. She earned her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts from The University of the Arts, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Robert Prize for Graduate Study in MFA Book Arts/Printmaking. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from Marshall University. She also studied non-toxic etching at the Grafisk Eksperimentarium in Capeliera, Spain. Ms. Gilbert has been an artist in residence at Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming and is an alumnus of Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art in Philadelphia, where she presented three solo exhibitions and curated The Extra-Dimensional Printmaking Invitational as part of Philagrafika 2010. Ms. Gilbert is currently a fellow in the Career Development Program at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Lecturer at Fleisher Art Memorial, and Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts where she teaches Printmaking. Ms. Gilbert’s work is in many private collections and has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally.

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