Printmaking Without a Press – The Art Students League

Printmaking Without a Press

Suzanne Benton

Suzanne Benton

Workshop Description

October 28-29
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am– 4:30 pm
Fee: $315 (includes $25 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Students learn, experiment and practice “printmaking-without-a-press,” using inking, line, painterly, stencil and collage (chine-collé) techniques to create a series of monoprints. Students will use oil-based etching inks and printmaking plates made of Plexiglas, acetate, and copper (for a drypoint etching). Available and easy-to-make tools will act as the printing pressure. Picasso’s “rinsed prints” technique will be demonstrated. The workshop includes demonstrations, examples of hand-pressed prints, and dialogue with and between students. Students create a variety of prints and gain an abiding knowledge of printmaking.

About the Instructor

Suzanne Benton, an internationally recognized printmaker, sculptor and performance artist, draws on myth, history, literature and legend. Her signature monoprints speak of a cultural outreach spanning 31 countries. Numerous artist residencies and grants include a Fulbright (India), artist-residency at Harvard, a 2011 residency in India with an exhibit at Delhi’s American Center, 2012 residencies in Spain and Israel, and 2013 at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy. She’s also been a (winter) Guest Artist at Eckerd College, St Petersburg FL for eight years. With over 150 solo shows, and work in collections throughout the world, Benton is listed in Who’s Who: in America; and American Artists. Her art studies began at age fifteen at the Art Students League.

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