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P304 - Ancient Faces - Experimental Printing

Jesse Reno
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - March 13

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$ 150  

This class is open to all levels including those who have never painted before. This is a great class for anyone who has struggled with or would simply like to explore new and expressed ways of creating faces. Using fun simple techniques, we will carve imagery into ez carve printing blocks, and experiment with mono printing. This will allow us to print the imagery in a variety of ways. It is more about the way we print the image then the complexity of the carving. In most cases the simpler the better. Once we have experimented with carving and printing we will be ready to work the pieces into expressed artifacts. Reshaping, and reworking the imagery in ways that give it an aged and weathered look. We will use text and symbols to add meaning and question within the work.

Using block printing as a base for creation will allow experimentation without the fear of mistakes. We will be able to repeat the imagery with ease by simply reprinting from our carvings. This repeated imagery will encourage us to experiment with new techniques like subtraction methods and compare the various printing and redefining methods against one another. The techniques are quick simple and immediate keeping things fun and moving forward.

These techniques and concepts work perfectly in connection with any of my other painting methods. So, if you’ve taken a class with me previously these techniques will act as new tools which you can incorporate with any other concepts you have learned.

If you would like to learn more about my teaching style and my background you can check out the videos below

Here is a link to a recent feature on my teaching ideas and techniques from Oregon Aartbeat

Here is a link to a lecture I gave at the national art educators associations annual conference in Chicago a few years ago

To see over 2000 examples of my work and to find out more about me check out my site - www.jessereno.com

Materials fee $10 paid directly to instructor at beginning of class includes:

large sheets of 100lb Bristol paper
nontoxic acrylic paint
ez cut printing blocks
carving tools

Supplies You Need to Bring to Class in addition to materials provided by instructor:

a mix of brushes - nothing fancy you can bring what you have on hand or cheap brushes will do fine I generally don’t spend more than $3 on a brush
you should bring at least
1 - flat brush 1/2in-1in
1 fan brush
1 chip brush 1-2in
oil pastels craypas work great and are super cheap 
small pack of 8


Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. For further info and to place your order, contact:

Maria Raleigh



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