Create drypoint prints from copper and plastic plates with expedient non-toxic processes, no solvents or chemicals. We will begin with an exploration of drypoint techniques, drawing layers of line and texture with drypoint needles directly onto plates. Moving briskly through these straightforward direct processes students will have the opportunity to create monoprints and editioned prints using reductive, additive processes.
The technique of Chine Collé will be introduced in the afternoon session. This is a process of simultaneously printing and mounting a thin piece of Asian paper onto a sturdier backing sheet. This technique can add tone, color and subtle texture to prints.
Workshop participants should come with a few small drawings 6”x8” and 7”x9” ready to transfer to plates. Using a copy machine to reduce and enlarge images beforehand can be helpful.
About the Instructor
Tallmadge Doyle was born in New York City and has been an Oregon Resident for twenty plus years. She received her BFA degree in Drawing from the Cleveland Art Institute and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Oregon. She has been an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Oregon since 1996. She exhibits at the Davidson Gallery in Seattle, the Augen Gallery in Portland and Shrager Clarke Gallery in Eugene. Her work is included in over a hundred national and international juried exhibitions and in numerous public and private collections. Website: www.tallmadgedoyle.com
Carbide Steel drypoint needle (not an etching needle)
Scraping tool (triangle shape)
(both of these printmaking tools are available at the UofO Duck store
Flat soft brush 1"- 2" wide for pasting
1 piece tracing paper
1 piece carbon paper
Electric drypoint tool (optional)
Stonehenge Printmaking Paper