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  • Time:Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
  • Duration :Fall I: 8 weeks / Fall II: 7 weeks
  • Price $ 168-192 Member - $252-288 Non-member

Printmaking with Anthony Kirk – ages 8 & up: Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

Anothony kirk Elementary In Person, Middle/high school in person

What is printmaking, you ask? It is the activity of making pictures or designs by printing them on plates or blocks. If you can push paint around with a brush then you can make unique one of a kind prints. Discover a new talent to express your creativity!

Throughout history, artists have made original prints and RGOA is offering an opportunity for young artists in our community to make prints of their own. This printmaking class will engage participants in a host of techniques such as linoleum cuts, monotype printing from Styrofoam meat trays, and stencil printing, all using safe, Akua non-toxic inks. No solvents or chemicals are used and clean-up is with soap and water. A new technique/project will be introduced daily sometimes resulting in beautiful finished works to display or give away, while there will be days emphasizing experimentation and the simple fun of hours spent in individual creativity. Each student will receive step by step instructions and individual attention with projects being open ended so that he or she may decide the direction to take.

Anthony Kirk: For more than four decades Anthony Kirk has been involved in fine art intaglio and relief printmaking first as a student at Winchester and Chelsea Schools of Art in the United Kingdom, then as a lecturer, instructor and Master Printer in the US. From 1987 to 2000 Kirk was head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics where he collaborated with Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and John Walker among others in the printing of their editions.

In his career as a Master Printer Kirk has witnessed the introduction of methods and materials which are non- toxic and make unnecessary the traditional solvents associated with printmaking. He has taught these innovative techniques at Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Hotchkiss School, Fine Art Work Center, Provincetown, Woodstock School of Art and Manhattan Graphics Center. Kirk has exhibited his own prints widely including Footprint International, The Royal Scottish Academy, and the 3rd International Print Biennale, Newcastle, England.

 

Fall I Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm: 8 wks – Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2

$192 members / $288 non-members

Please click here to sign up for Fall I Tuesdays

 

Fall II Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm: 7 wks – Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21

$168 members / $252 non-members

Please click here to sign up for Fall II Tuesdays