GRAPHIC DIVERSITY – LITHOGRAPHY, INTAGLIO AND RELIEF PRINT
6° Course: AUGUST 8 - 20, 2017
Tomasz Matczak - Associate Professor at the Lithography Techniques Studio
Assistant: Oskar Gorzkiewicz, MA
The course is based on three types of graphic techniques: lithography, intaglio and relief print. Each technique may be applied individually or in connection with others. There will be a possibility of creating works in black and white or in colour.
The general aim of the course held in the graphic studios is to develop and shape an individual artistic language by each participant. Both individual reviews and group workshops will be included in the programme. Short practical presentations will introduce technological issues of each of the chosen techniques. The choice will be adjusted to participants’ interests and needs. All artistic attitudes will be respected.
Participants will have access to professional equipment required by each of the offered techniques. Participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with different aspects of intaglio techniques such as drypoint, mezzotint and copper engraving as well as etching techniques such as etching, aquatint, sugar lift or soft ground. The course offers the following relief techniques: woodcut, linocut and use of collagraphy matrix. The proposed lithography techniques include: stone lithography made with a crayon or ink, bitumen of Judea, xerox transfer and shellac varnish and a modern method comprising an acrylic-polyester plate which allows involving digital graphics in the process of preparing the plate. There will be a possibility of combining techniques and experimental actions.
It is expected that the starting point for the prints will be drawings or paintings. Therefore, it is recommended that participants should present their earlier works or create new drawings or paintings during the course.
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
IN COOPERATION WITH:
Centrum Sztuki KAUS Urbino
Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi
Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi