Mark-Making Lab with Joyce Silverstone
June 18th & 19th
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Includes all materials due to the generosity of the Speedball Company
Participants will explore beautiful drypoint mark-making: Scratch, sand, and abrade the surface of a plastic plate to create an image that can be wiped with tarlatan which allows those burrs and kicked up plate material to hold ink.
PETG plastic, which is a flexible, transparent plastic sheet, will be the substrate for the drypoints and monotypes. We’ll proof and print these plates using Akua Intaglio Inks and modifiers.
Joyce will highlight how to make and print a drypoint plate with time to practice intaglio wiping skills. Demonstrations will include the ins and outs of mixing and layering Akua Intaglio Ink and manipulating color additions. Class is limited to 8 participants.
Joyce Silverstone is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and has been exploring and refining ways of combining printmaking and painting for over 30 years. In addition, Joyce is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Teacher, and teaches creative process to students of meditation and embodied awareness.
As a core faculty member and mentor in the Artist Mentorship Program at Zea Mays Printmaking, Joyce is dedicated to using and teaching sustainable and less toxic printmaking practices. She teaches and exhibits her prints at art centers and museums internationally and has been an Akua Ink Demonstration Artist since 2014. Joyce’s prints are included in the new collection: Singular and Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint, published by Schiffer. Her current work can be viewed in the Zea Mays Printmaking Flat File Project, and at joycesilverstone.com
The instructor is fully vaccinated. Attendees should be fully vaccinated as well. Free parking is provided.