This class will explore the basics of printmaking, on and off the press. Students will learn processes such as mono-printing, relief printing, etching, and collagraph printing on the press, as well as alternative processes to explore when a press is not available. Class time will include demonstrations, one-on-one work with the instructor, group discussions, and open press time to create a new body of work or to just experiment with new techniques. All skill levels are welcome, no previous printmaking experience is required.
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Kristian Battell is an artist working and living in northern New Jersey, having recently completed her Masters of Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She always considered herself more of a traditional printmaker, having a BFA in Printmaking and Art of the Book from Purchase College, but the pandemic has shifted her practice to sculpture and installation. These sculptures focus on climate change and upcycling the materials that surround her in her everyday life. She loves bringing this practice to a wider audience, especially by teaching kids about our impact on the environment and the change we can make through art.