Printing with Shellac Plates with Dawn Endean

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Printing with Shellac Plates
Instructor: Dawn Endean 
Week1: August 2-8, 2020

Shellac Plate Printmaking is a low-tech and versatile technique for creating intaglio prints as well as subtly textured collographs. Through demos and lots of hands-on work we will create and print shellac plates using both intaglio and collograph techniques. Instruction/demos will include:

  • Making the shellac plate
  • Image transfer and mark-making
  • Intaglio vs. Collograph plates
  • Inking and printing techniques
  • Adding color with viscosity rolls and a la pouée techniques
  • Chine collé technique: traditional and contemporary applications
  • Composing and collaging with shaped plates

Students will be encouraged to experiment with the wide range of effects that can be achieved with shellac plates to express their own ideas and aesthetic. This is a great alternative to creating etching-style prints without the use of chemically etched metal plates. Some printmaking experience helpful but not essential.

Class Material Fee $40
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About Dawn

Dawn Endean has been making art for over 40 years and has been working primarily as a printmaker since 2010. She has exhibited extensively in the Seattle area including at Davidson Galleries; Shift Gallery; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; the Columbia City Gallery; the Schack Art Center; The Island Gallery and The Northwind Arts Center. Her work has been shown at  the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA; the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento, CA; Gallery 25 in Fresno, CA and One Plus One Gallery in Helena Montana. Endean currently teaches Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and at The BARN on Bainbridge Island.

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