Special Topics in Art: Foam Plate Printmaking

June 16th, 2010 by Bridget

July 19 – 30, with PSU Drawing Coordinator, Annette Mitchell (annette@plymouth.edu)

Explore the possibilities of printing on polystyrene foam plates  as a block printing medium with water based inks. Students will be able to approach this versatile medium in ways that facilitate the creative process. Explores reduction printing, multi-plate printing and printing over acrylic paint, texturization effects, and printing on various surfaces. Foam Plate printmaking utlilizes water-base inks and foam plates. Plates can be purchased or collected through recycling. This is a chemical free approach to printmaking that is as safe for children as adults and can be implemented in a home studio with ease.