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Mapping Ground and Tracks

Printmaking with Patricia Freeman-Martin

Students were presented with two types of printmaking techniques: monoprinting and etching. First, students “mapped their ground” with monoprint techniques where they created backgrounds. Once the backgrounds were dry, they printed over the top using scratch foam board plates to “map their tracks.” The relief plates were inked and printed over the top of the monotypes to create a multilayered maplike image. Students were also instructed in the traditional style of signing prints and had a discussion identifying aspects of the process: additive; subtractive; prepared ground; mapping style of drawing and perspective; symbols; grids; layered image building; monoprint vs. monotype; and relief plates.

Location: Spring Intensive at Caldera

Year: 2014


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