Printmaking Course with Joel Feldman at Custom House Studios, Mayo

Joel Feldman will introduce students to use of sequential images to tell a story or address an issue. The aggregate of the series being the idea. The work will be presented either by printing the plates as woodcuts or presenting the carved blocks as the finished product, and will cover; carving the block, inking and printing and colour registration.

The title ‘A Series of Images’ refers to the idea that a series has a different impact and effect than does a single image or a group of discreet unrelated images. A series can be a narrative, a collection, a sequence, a variation on a theme, etc.

Class will meet for four days. Demonstrations will be given on various printmaking techniques, such as etching, drypoint, engraving, and woodcut including the use of wooden plates in both intaglio and relief technique.

Saturday June 8th: examples of serial works done by other artists as an introduction to projects. Sunday June 9th: work days with demos.
Saturday June 15th: work days with demos.
Sunday June 16th: a work period in the morning and a discussion of completed presentations in the afternoon.

Joel Feldman is Professor Emeritus of printmaking in the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is recognized nationally for large-scale woodcuts. He currently lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky, and is a regular visitor to West Mayo. joelfeldman.us/

Dates: Two weekends in June: June 8th / 9th / 15th / 16th.
Hours: 10:00 -17:00. Each day.
Fee: €180
Location: Custom House Studios, The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
Booking: Places are limited booking essential. Tel: (098) 28735.
Website: http://www.customhousestudios.ie/

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