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Spring cleaning is so exciting in the printshop! I just opened a box that I've been gently kicking out of my way for awhile, sometimes wondering what was inside. And there it was...the next First Friday Printing Workshop! This whole school of rubber fish had been generously donated and now need to be printed during where I grew up, was the beginning of fishing season. Maybe it was trout season.
This Japanese art form is known as Gyotaku. Dating back to the mid 1800's, fishermen would record their prized catch by painting sumi ink on the fish, putting a paper over, and rubbing gently to transfer the fish image onto the paper. Watch the following TED Talk on YouTube for further explanation.
During the workshop, we will be using the rubber fish models to ink up and print.
I have several materials to print on: Parchment paper, aluminum foil, paper plates, tissue papers, thin papers, vinyl tablecloths and maybe I'll find some other stuff! Cotton T-shirts and totes can be printed on as well, but prints aren't as detailed as the ones printed on thinner materials. Bring those materials along if you want to print on them
All other materials and light snacks will be provided for $15. Payments can be made online here. Venmo and PayPal are also available in the studio.
First Fridays at PrintSpace have been a way to come together once a month and share ideas and interests while making prints of one kind or another. We have created some great art together, and I've appreciated the innovations, support and kindness of our community of printers!
It has also served as a teaser. Do you like this particular technique and want to explore its properties in depth? Schedule a session to experiment and print with your own focus. Organize your own small group session for a great bonding activity!
I absolutely love opening the studio so people can experience the workings of an etching press and the camaraderie of a printmaking studio.
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Hope to see you on the 3rd!
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