Lily Press is excited to present an Open House & 2 Summer workshops
Jonathan D. Metzger, is an artist and educator currently living in Central Virginia, where he teaches drawing, painting and design courses at Hampden-Sydney College as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Born and raised on a farm in Minnesota, Metzger’s research explores the American construction of tools, personal identity, and object-hood through his own autobiographical mythology as a male growing up in the rural Midwest. Metzger’s works are in numerous collections around the country including Purdue University, The Delta Small Print Organization, SGC International Archives, University of North Texas, Millsaps College, and Frogman’s Press and Gallery Permanent Collection. He has exhibited his work in over forty national and international exhibits in the past five years.
During his time at Lily Press, Metzger will be creating a two-layer chiaroscuro woodcut; estimated paper size, 19”x 23”, image size18”x 22”. Chiaroscuro is an Italian phrase that is used to describe the visual contrast from dark to light and has a tradition that goes back to early European painting, drawing, and printmaking. In preparing for this project, Metzger has been looking at Mid-Century American regionalists and other artists such as Rockwell Kent for visual inspiration of the American landscape and objects. Metzger has also been documenting and drawing from the Virginian landscape where he and his wife currently live. For this woodcut, Metzger is interested in the visual juxtaposition between landscape and an organized, domesticated tableaux. The artist will also be creating, if time permits, a few intimate etchings, visually connected to his larger chiaroscuro print.
FOUR COLORS IN TWO DAYS! July 10 -11, 2015 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Instructors: Patrick Sargent & Erwin Thamm, Susan Goldman In this two day workshop discover and develop relief printmaking processes to create multi-layer color prints. Mix woodcut and collagraph mediums to produce an edition of color prints on hand-made paper. Day one we will make form sized paper to use in your edition, dry it to use the next day so you can print on hand-made paper just created. Bring inclusions to use in your hand-made paper, some people use flowers, paper scraps, string or thin seed pods. Woodcut, relief multiple blocks will be carved, and printed along with collagraphs. Learn how to register multiple color matrices and have fun doing it. We have two presses to share among this intimate class. Patrick Sargent and Erwin Thamm, aka.
Sargent-Thamm work as a collaborative team to create images using a wide range
of printmaking skills and concepts. Their prints employ remarkable approaches
to digital, photo, and hand drawn screenprint and relief processes on handmade
and custom papers. Each artist has
developed his own innovative approach to these techniques expanding them naturally within each project. www.sargent-thamm.com
$350 includes all materials except commercial papers students may bring. Student Supply & Instruction List available with online registration. Register now!
PAPERMAKING & SCREENPRINT August 7-9, 2015 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructors: Patrick Sargent & Erwin Thamm, Susan Goldman This three day workshop will allow students to create handmade custom paper and to develop prints from hand drawn, photo generated and digital images. A variety of approaches to developing film positives will be presented as well as methods that incorporate direct drawing on the screen, using stencils and resist materials. Students may use exclusively one technique or combine many to create images for printing. The focus of this workshop is to produce a small edition on custom handmade and machine made paper. Participants will gain confidence and control in coordinating multiple four color separation and registration. Four-color process printing is a system where a color image is separated into four different color values, cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These four images are then transferred (burned in) to printing plates/screens, each color has its’ own plate/screen and when the ink transfers from the plate/screen to the substrate the original color image is reproduced. Four-color process printing can give you a photo quality image.
$450 includes all materials except commercial papers students may bring. Student Supply & Instruction List available with online registration. Register now!
Patrick Sargent, WARRIOR, Woodcut & Screenprint
Erwin Thamm, GREETINGS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA, Screenprint
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