Matthew Hopson-Walker, whose work is currently featured in the MMofA exhibition do it, will teach this introductory workshop that offers a starting point to help students in the understanding of the reduction printmaking technique. This process allows the creation of complicated multicolor prints from one block through the use of a number of color overprints. The printmaker progressively cuts away more of the plate after each color is overlaid. The block is destroyed in the process, that is, when cutting the second state, the first state is “reduced” or destroyed. When the third state is cut the second is reduced. It is not possible to go back a step and re-do a prior state. The challenge is to think through the process of the reduction so that the final print, although somewhat a surprise, will be what the artist was aiming for.
Thursdays, May 3, 10, & 17
6 – 8 p.m.