Beyond the Block: Experimenting with Nontraditional Printmaking

Explore ways to make prints without purchasing tons of supplies. Use reclaimed materials to divert waste from landfills while creating prints that can stand alone or be incorporated into artwork from other disciplines.

Artists from all disciplines and experience levels are invited to explore ways to use found objects and upcycled materials to create nontraditional prints. Instructor Meredith D’Amore will demonstrate plate-making techniques with recycled packaging materials as well as how to ink plates to achieve different results without the need for a press. Students will create their own collagraphs and discuss ways to reduce the ecological footprint of our artmaking as we explore ways to make prints with what we already have.