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Pochoir Monotype
10:00 AM10:00

Pochoir Monotype

Instructor: Ruth Santee
Price: $95

Pochoir Monotype is a variation of monotype using stencils to build layered images. Monotype printmaking can be daunting. By adding Pochoir Stencil Art to Monotype, artists can easily produce prints with layered color and amazing unpredictable patterns. Pochoir Monotype begins with the designing and cutting of stencils. Stencil forms can be simple or complex. Students may also use found stencil shapes; such as leaves and other organic material. Stencils are inked and layered face up on the inky mono plate. The first print is graphic and straightforward. Flipping, layering and re-inking the stencils and plate create the exciting second and subsequent prints. Pochoir Monotype is perfect for creating a series of prints or body of work because of the prints relational quality. Students are asked to bring ideas for stencil/shapes, and organic materials such as leaves. All tools and materials for this workshop are provided; including BFK paper, mono plate, ink, brayers, modifiers and materials for making stencils. Instructor will have student examples to share. All levels are welcome. Please bring a lunch.

About the instructor:

Ruth Santee is a California based artist whose work has been exhibited in museum, non-profit and gallery venues. She received a BFA from the College of Santa Fe, NM and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Santee is a recipient of the Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation and a recipient of a commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Santee’s work is in the permanent collection of the University of Oregon and the David Brower Center, Berkeley CA. In addition to her studio practice and exhibition record, Santee is the director and co/owner of Transmission Gallery in Oakland, CA. Transmission Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Oakland art scene that exhibits work by local and regional artists. Transmission Gallery is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur and SF Art Dealers Association. Santee has also been influential in Fine Art Education. She has taught at the California College of Art Extended Ed Program, UC Davis, Saint Mary’s College, and Bakersfield College. Currently she is a tenured professor at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton CA. where she teaches printmaking, 2D Design and Color Theory.

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Polyester Plate Lithography
to May 30

Polyester Plate Lithography

WHEN: Wednesday May 29th & Thursday May 30th
TIME: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
PRICE:  $110 (Materials are included in this fee)
WHERE: Myrtle Press
WHO: Adults (Registration is limited to 10 participants)

Instructor: Summer Ventis

Polyester plate lithography is a fun and easy introduction to lithographic processes, which rely on the resistance between oil and water. In this workshop, you will create a two-layer image using a combination of digital and hand-drawn techniques, printed in black and white and color. This class is taught in partnership with Myrtle Press.

About the Instructor:

Summer Ventis’s work uses the printed surface to address internal and external landscapes and their intersections; the imprints we leave on each other and our surroundings and the imprints that our surroundings leave on us. She received a BA in Art from Grinnell College and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work has appeared in national and international group exhibitions, including “The Contemporary Print 2017” at Flatbed Press in Austin, TX, and “Global Print 2017” in Douro, Portugal; and is held by collections including those of the Denver Art Museum and Proyecto ’ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recent solo exhibitions include “Emigrant Lake[s]” at the Oregon Governor’s Office and “I looked up at the sky and saw what I had put into the ground” at the University of Iowa. She is Assistant Professor of Printmaking at California State University Sacramento.
Instagram: @summerventis
Facebook: Summer Ventis

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Print Day in May
11:00 AM11:00

Print Day in May

Be part of Print Day in May, an international celebration of printmaking! Print Day in May began in 2007 at the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Monterey, CA. Print Day in May is one day each year when printmakers all over the world come together through printmaking, and then share about it on the Official Print Day In May Blog:

All are invited! Bring your own plate to print, or make one at Myrtle Press, we will have monoprint printmaking available. Drop by to work on your own prints, see what is happening, meet printmakers, find out about Myrtle Press, and see prints being made.

11 - 12  Work on prints  
12 - 1     Pot luck lunch - Bring a salad to share
1 - 2      Vandercook Press demo with Barb Hennelly, Bassackward Press.
2 - 4      Make a test print on the Vandercook Press

Print for $5, otherwise this is a free event

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