Woodblock Monoprint at Center for Contemp. Printmaking

September 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Printmaking
299 West Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
$375 members, $400 non-members

Join Francine K. Affourtit September 19 – 22, 2016
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm.
4-day workshop, limited to 6; All Levels
$375 members, $400 non-members

Experience the expressive power of the printed mark. This workshop will focus on using the process of printmaking as a tool for producing complex textures, distinctive mark-making and vivid layers of imagery and color for unique artworks. Allowing for a delicate balance of chance and control, participants will create a series of works by combining woodblock and monotype techniques. Participants will learn how to incorporate gesture and hand-drawn elements into their matrix, including using pastels, colored pencil, variable inking, stencils, and various hand-printing techniques. This workshop will also address carving the woodblock, and utilizing the wood grain for texture and movement. Individual attention from the instructor will allow each student to maximize their potential for this project based on their current level of expertise.

FRANCINE KAY AFFOURTIT is a Philadelphia based artist, educator and arts organizer. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her graduate degree from Tyler School of Art as a Temple University Fellow. Francine has worked with several institutions and print studios worldwide, including residencies at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the International Print Center of New York, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and Werkstadt in Berlin.

To register, call CCP at 203.899.7999 or register online