Pressure printing is a relief technique that uses low relief collage and stencils directly on the press. The results are prints with rich, painterly, spontaneous layers and textures. This low-tech process allows you to create layered, multi-colored backgrounds and imagery. Students will be introduced to relief printing on a proofing press, experiment with new techniques, and think creatively about design. No previous experience required.
Students should come to class with ideas for textures and images. If students have any of the following on hand, they are welcome to bring with them tape of any kind stickers/labels/sheet labels, bubble wrap, thread, hole punches, fabric (thin).
About the Instructor:
Sarah Nicholls is a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. For twelve years she ran the studio and education programs at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. More information at www.sarahnicholls.com