Ann Rosenthal – Experimental Printmaking (Online); Friday, January 26, 2024

Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: Printmaking

Traditional printmaking techniques, such as woodcut and etching, were designed to produce multiple prints of the same image and date back to the 7th century or earlier. Today, contemporary printmakers are breaking with tradition to combine multiple techniques, producing one-of-a-kind experimental works.  In this Technique Takeaway, Ann will demonstrate some printmaking techniques that you can do without a press, including using a gel plate to create monotypes and combining these with relief plates and handmade stamps. You will discover a range of possibilities that can invigorate your mixed media works and paintings.

As an artist, educator, and writer for over four decades, Ann Rosenthal has explored the intersections of nature and culture through a range of environmental issues. Much of this work has taken the form of collaborative art installations addressing such topics as nuclear war and waste, the carbon footprint of our food, and biodiversity. Over the last few years, Ann has returned to her creative roots in painting and printmaking, celebrating her love of color, gesture, and form in nature and art. She is particularly drawn to places where water and land meet—fragile ecosystems that we endanger through ignorance, desire, and greed. Ann’s recent creative and professional accomplishments include: Artist in Residence, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (2018); Co-Curator for “Crafting Conversations: A Call and Response to Our Changing Climate,” Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Gallery (2019); “Woman of Environmental Art” award from PennFuture (2020); and one of four editors for Ecoart in Action: Activities, Case Studies, and Provocations for Classrooms and Communities (New Village Press, 2022). Most recently, she was selected to design and execute two asphalt art murals with collaborator JoAnn Moran for Friendship Park in Pittsburgh (2022-23) that reflect the natural features of the park. Ann received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999.

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About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.