#7033 Objet Trouvé: Creating Pattern and Texture, Oct 21-22, with Jessica Spring
Many found objects are ideal for relief printing to create illustrations, build a compelling composition or enhance handset type and ornaments. Intriguing surfaces can be created from flat materials, and floods of color and texture, more commonly utilized in methods of printmaking beyond letterpress printing. Similarly, found materials can be an ideal substrate for printing on, either as an alternative to traditional printmaking papers, or an element of collage or chine-collé. The search for useful materials begins in the print shop, and expands to the thrift shop, hardware store and the outdoors.
Our focus over two evenings of work will be a sampler of experimental techniques useful as an inspirational reference. While not the focus of class, some basic instruction on setting type using Daredevil Furniture will be included as students incorporate text and ornament in their experiments of building pattern and texture.
Two evenings: Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22 from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Materials Fee: There will be a $15 materials fee, payable in class.
About the Instructor | Jessica Spring
Jessica Spring learned to set real metal type in 1989 and has been a letterpress printer ever since, most recently inventing Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves and angles. Her work at Springtide Press—artist books, broadsides and ephemera—is included in collections around the country and abroad. She collaborates on the Dead Feminists broadside series and is co-author of Dead Feminists: Historical Heroines in Living Color. Spring has an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and teaches book arts at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. www.springtidepress.com
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