Planographic printing comes to Hamilton! Polyester plate lithography makes the arcane art of lithography accessible to all. In this workshop the polyester litho plate can be imaged with ballpoint pen, Sharpie markers, China markers, toner washes, acrylic paint and other non-water soluble media. In addition to hand drawn imagery the plate can also be imaged by offsetting from Hamilton's working collection of type and cuts. This will be a two-day workshop. First will be a demonstration of imaging methods, processing, and printing the plate, and beginning to image your plate. Then we will be finishing your images on the plate, processing and printing. We will be working with Hamilton's teaching presses, but there will also be information provided on how to print at home. We will be creating multi-color prints in this workshop.
No previous experience with printmaking is necessary. It would be helpful to come with an idea and or source material for your image. The polyester plates are translucent and images can be traced from sketches or photos on a light table. You will not be able to transfer digital files in this workshop.
Date & Time: Friday & Saturday, May 19-20, 9am – 4pm Central each day
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.
Instructor: Berel Lutsky
Berel Lutsky was born in Buffalo, NY and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He earned his BS in studio art with a concentration in printmaking from UW Madison, and his MFA in studio art with a concentration in printmaking and drawing from UW Milwaukee. He taught at several UW Colleges, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Carroll University in Waukesha, and the Avni Institute in Israel. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and is in public and private collections in Israel, Belgium, Japan and the US. He is currently Professor of Art Emeritus at UW Green Bay- Manitowoc Campus where he taught drawing, design, printmaking, photography and painting since 2001. He also is a co-founder and facilitator of Really Big Prints! a biennial streetroller printing event, and exhibition of large scale relief prints. Information is at: reallybigprints.org. Lutsky is also a resident printmaker at Studio 224 in Port Washington, and was the 2020-2021 ARTservancy Resident at the Kratszch Conservancy.
The workshop starts promptly at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. This is an on-site workshop and the museum is located at 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241. Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting inky and be sure to layer as some areas in the museum are warm and some are cool. Comfortable shoes are a must since the museum has concrete floors and you’ll be on your feet most of the day. A $15 lunch is available. You can select from the menu upon arrival or you are welcome bring your own lunch. The museum provides the tools and basic materials you’ll need for the workshop. You will receive 25 sheets of white paper that is 11x17 inches. Feel free to bring paper that is larger or a different color (no handmade paper allowed).
The cost is $175 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and a $90 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $85 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.
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