WORKSHOPS

ALNC  FALL  WORKSHOP with
Stephanie Navon Jacobson

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Come join the ALNC for an exciting 4-hour workshop  with accomplished artist and well-known instructor

Stephanie Navon Jacobson


Relief Printmaking (linoleum, easy kut, master cut) is any technique where parts of the design are cut away (the negative) and the remaining part (the positive) is printed using a brayer or roller that is inked and rolled over the surface and printed by hand. This seemingly naïve and childish medium can be very sophisticated. Picasso and Matisse, and many other famous artists experimented with relief techniques.  We will work with a 4x6 size so it can also be used for cards. Through demonstrations, we will explore one color, multiple colors, chin colle’ and reduction, as time permits. This workshop will be using eco friendly, water based inks. Let your creative juices flow in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. Bring 2-3 Black/White idea for your block (4 x 6) using a sharpie or other black marker (No pencil) If you own a brayer, wooden spoon  or gluestick, please bring it. 

No prior experience or skill necessary. (Materials list provided at registration.

"As an artist, I am always observing the world around me. Whether floral, landscape, animal, or figure, abstract or realistic, my images always go back to nature. I am first and foremost a printmaker, although I work in other mediums, too. I am a printmaker who paints, rather than a painter who prints. I was originally attracted to printmaking in college. I loved the studio community aspect as well as the various techniques. I enjoyed drawing and printmaking felt like it was a good fit. I like to experiment with various techniques. I often combine different processes by layering an etching over a silkscreen or a woodcut, etc. The possibilities seem endless. I also like the element of surprise each time you pull a print.

Teaching is another passion of mine. I came to teaching about fifteen years ago, after working as a graphic designer in NYC. I had been teaching at the Great Neck Adult Program when I decided to go back to graduate school for my masters. I received my master’s degree in May, 2001 and in September, joined the faculty at St John’s University. In addition to Great Neck and St John’s, I also teach at the Art League of Long Island, where I have been teaching since 2006. It is so satisfying to work with people who are new to printmaking or teach experienced artists a new technique and watch their enthusiasm as they ‘get bit by the printmaking bug’. Printmaking is such a versatile medium. It can stand alone or be incorporated with other mediums such as oil or watercolor. There are myriad ways to approach printmaking. It is user friendly—one can be successful and create beautiful prints regardless of drawing experience. I encourage my students to add printmaking to their artistic arsenal and incorporate it with their other artistic endeavors."

Learn more about Stephanie at http://stephanienavonjacobson.com

 

                                                           

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Fee $40 ALNC & SAL Members-----$60 Non-Members

Non-Members’ fee includes an ALNC Associate Membership. Associates receive the newsletter, can exhibit  in Barnes Gallery show (fee) and are eligible to join the Plein Air Painters Group (a $20 value).