Operating the Big Press

When:
January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020-01-25T10:00:00-05:00
2020-01-25T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
AS220 Printshop
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Cost:
$200
Contact:
industries@as220.org
401-831-9327 x202

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Learn to use the largest press in Rhode Island.

  • Saturdays, Jan 18th + 25th, 10am-4pm

The goal of this class is to learn how to operate and print on the large Takach etching press. This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced level printmakers that have experience in either monotype, etching, or relief. Familiarity with a traditional etching press is required.

This class will be held over two consecutive Saturdays.  During the first class we will focus on learning the technical characteristics of the press.  We will go over the set up of the compressor, how to adjust pressures for different types of plates, substrate setups, blankets, drying rack, and clean up. We will print sample etching, relief, and monotype plates and go over damp packs for a large paper.  During the second class, everyone will have the opportunity to make and print a large monotype.

Instructors:  Lois Harada and Allison Bianco