Digital Corpses: A Halloween and Election Season Spectacle: Jenny Schmid with Edie Overturf, Dillon Rapp & Brittany Kieler

“Inspired by Halloween season and the looming 2016 election, Digital Corpses: A Halloween and Election Season Spectacle is a live manual and digital exquisite corpse where physical prints are created by participants and fed into the computer to create digital gifs. These animations will be projected live or later at an evening or outdoor event.”

Wood Lithography: An Ongoing Collaborative Experiment: with Adrienne Lichliter

This demonstration will reveal Lichliter’s method for printing lithography on wood, a dynamic process that allows for unique aesthetic, green printing and inexpensive access. Being a largely new process to the United States, the process is still rooted in experimentation and beckons brave and innovative practitioners.

Darian Stahl: “Encaustic Toner Transfers for Color Lovers”

“Learn how to create a rich, dimensional, and full color photographic prints using beeswax and cold wax medium toner transfers. This adaptable process lends itself to collage, artist books, as well as large-scale print installation.”

Christina Humble, Printing with Light – Hot Stamp Foil for Any Shop. Ross Mazzupappa will assist.

Hot stamp foil adds an unmatchable luster and light to prints and other 2D art works; it adds movement as well as innumerable colors textures and patterns to enhance an artist’s work. This demonstration will review ways to work with foil in print shops with access to hot plates, or even at home with a standard iron. Foil Imaging is a relatively new to printmaking, however, the attention grabbing vibrancy and palette variety allow an artist to add details that have potential to compete in modern and ever changing visual culture.

Heather Muise: Paper Plate Lithography: Cheap, Fast, and Easy

Using photocopies or laser prints as a matrix is a cheap, fast and effective means of printing images lithographically without the need for litho stones, aluminum plates, solvents, acid or even a press. This method is excellent for creating lush and layered monoprints, as well as a quick way to transfer images to canvas, wood, or even etching plates. What’s more, images can be printed on a variety of surfaces, including three-dimensional objects. This demonstration will show how to create images work best with the process, how to process the paper plates, inking techniques and printing images on two and three-dimensional surfaces.

Screen Print Photo Stencil Sugar-Lift: Matthew Hopson-Walker

Many printmakers are just lucky to have access to the traditional process, let alone photomechanical techniques. As products’ chemistry change or become unavailable, we are slowly adapting to keep alive the parts that are important to our studio practices. Matthew Hopson-Walker will demonstrate screen printing a lift ground solution onto a copper plate to demonstrate an accessible to use print’s power as a natural meeting place for photographic images and autographic mark making.

“FRANKENPRINT” with Anita Jung, Iowa Print Group, and University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students and alumni

A community art project giveaway that the University of Iowa student print group periodically does at various events with the public. The project is based upon the surrealist parlor game commonly called the exquisite corpse. Participants choose a “head,” a “body,” and “feet,” which is printed upon their choice of digitally printed backgrounds. The project is designed to introduce and educate the public about fine art printmaking.

Color and Monoprint Photogravure Printing with Jonathan McFadden and Todd Herzberg

With the recent availability of Cape Fear Press’s Dragon and Phoenix tissues, the process of photogravure is starting to experience a renaissance in both the printmaking and photography communities. Many artists that have begun to use the tissues have done so in a traditional approach, it is necessary for artist to use this technique in tandem with new technologies and approaches. This demonstration will include a technical introduction to the process through examples of the tissues, films, and plates but focus on how Photoshop and Illustrator can be employed to produce color separations and digitally composed and drawn imagery to create multi‐plate prints then explore how the same plates can be used to create monoprints and multiples for use in large scale installation works.

Beyond the Gouge: Linoleum Etching

Linoleum etching produces marks in relief or intaglio without the use of gouges that has a unique visual quality and aesthetic value. Linoleum etching can be used as a stand alone process, or used alongside traditional carving method for artists who want to achieve textures and details in their prints that may not be possible with carving alone.

“Screen printing with Watercolor and Graphite” with Josh Bindewald

Screenprinting has been criticized for producing images that are “too flat” or “too digital”, some even consider it a “lesser” printmaking technique. This demonstration will introduce a method that can help artists overcome the inherent flatness of the process and will show naysayers that screenprinting can still capture the artist’s hand. While it affords the user a new range of possibilities, watercolor and graphite screenprinting also maintains the user-friendliness of the process that so many of us love.

“Pulp Painting and Papermaking”, Anna Tararova

Paper made from weeds, invasive plants, farming by-product and recycled materials could be a solution to many ecological and economical problems the world is facing today. Along with being a sustainable practice, using fiber that was sourced locally can also contribute to artwork conceptually by creating a connection between subject and place.
This demonstration will focus on pulp painting using many thin layers of finely beat cotton fiber on a base sheet made from local plants. Overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber will create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers, which can be used for printing, drawing, or bookbinding. Demonstration will also include stenciling, masking, and inclusion techniques, which can be used to achieve results similar to monoprinting and collage.

Maneuvering Dimensional Prints: with Victoria Tasch and Christine Style

Interactive, hands-on event for conference attendees to create one or more dimensional print work samples using recycled prints. Learn strategies for designing an intentional dimensional print and ways to fold, cut, glue and bend prints in a variety of ways.

“Skin on Stone: Non-Toxic Lithographic Skin Transfers” with Morgan Price

The human body is the original printing matrix. What lithographer hasn’t, at one time or another, felt the overwhelming desire to mash their face against a stone and print off an awesome edition of smooshed face images? Utilizing safe, easily-obtainable substances such as soap, petroleum jelly, and makeup, Morgan Price will demonstrate a process that utilizes the subtle characteristics of skin while combining with traditional markmaking tools, and leaving precise impressions on the stone surface.

“Silkscreen Project with John Whitesell and Student Participants”

This silkscreen project continues through the day. This project will involve multiple techniques that can be applied to screen printing such as digital processes, relief printing, collage, and ink jet. The silkscreen medium easily accommodates larger format print, collage and ink jet

Intaglio Printmaking with Glass: Sarojini Johnson

This demonstration will show how to etch plate glass and use it as a printmaking matrix for intaglio with a hard ground and glass etching cream found at hobby stores.

“Print‐‐Based Casts: Trans‐‐Dimensional from Plate to Object” with Hye Young Shin

Printmakers constantly investigate printmaking methods to stretch traditions into contemporary contexts. Undoubtedly, many evolutions are made during the DIY process, as well as those that cross multidisciplinary boundaries among media. This hands ‐on demonstration of how to make small print ‐based, three‐ dimensional cast objects in paper and plaster will share the surprising details of etched lines and carved images expose extra dimensionality onto the surface of cast materials.

The ‘New Solarplates’ with Dan Welden

Dan Welden, a pioneer of the alternative polymer printmaking techniques, will demonstrate and explain the new ’safer’ Solarplate process. He will demonstrate processing and printing with his simple approach using unique and original methods of inking and printing.

“The Great Baren Challenge” with Matt Bagley and Sharon Neel‐Bagley

In this demo, Iron Frog Press claims its Print Frog® is the best baren available. Printmakers will have the opportunity to compare different styles of barens side by side and decide for themselves.

Hayden Wilson

Join artist Hayden Wilson in the University of Louisville’s hot glass shop as he demonstrates his screen printing process with glass powder. Hayden Wilson grew up in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. As a second generation glass maker, he has been around glass his entire life, but working professionally as a glass blower and caster for the past six years.

Fast and Affordable Photo Intaglio: Faux-to-Gravure

Learn to create photo-mechanical intaglio plates with no specialized equipment, emulsions, or darkroom. These etchings wield quality photographic results, but in a fraction of the cost, time, and toxicity.