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Printmaking for Adults & Teens at Galveston Arts Center

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

Printmaking for Adults & Teens at Galveston Arts Center


Join us for Printmaking for Adults & Teens at Galveston Arts Center

Explore a variety of printmaking techniques this summer with exhibiting artist Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones Press.

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Each 3-week mini course this summer will focus on one method of printmaking:

June 5, 12, 19 – Relief Printmaking (Linocuts)

A relief print is one where the image is printed from a design raised on the surface of a block (of soft linoleum, in this case.) The design made by cutting away the “negative space” (or white space) and rolling ink onto the intact top surface. The block is placed face up on the printing press, a dry sheet of paper is placed on top, and an upper surface is brought down or rolled across to press the paper onto the block.

June 26, July 3, 10 – Drypoint Etching

An etching is produced when an image is printed from a recessed design incised or etched into the surface of a plate. In this type of print the ink lies below the surface of the plate and is transferred to the paper under pressure using an intaglio press. This is a heavy press with a flat, metal bed suspended between two rollers; blankets are used soften and spread the pressure and to help push the dampened paper in to the deeper areas of the upturned plate.

July 17, 31, August 7 – Monotypes & chine-collé

A monotype is a unique image taken from a matrix rather than drawn or painted directly onto the paper. The image is painted or drawn in wet ink onto the smooth surface of a plate which is usually made of plastic. It is then printed using an intaglio press. Because the detail of the image is removed by the process of printing the plate, the print cannot be repeated.

Chine collé is a special printmaking technique in which paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece during the printing process to add interest.


All levels welcome; no experience necessary. All techniques can be done without any special proficiency in drawing.

Ages 13-Adult. Materials provided.
Register online at www.galvestonartscenter.org/printmaking


Amber Kaiser received her B.F.A in ceramics but also fell in love with the process of printmaking and has been practicing for the past 8 years. She joined Burning Bones Press in 2014 where she continues to learn from other printmakers. She has traveled internationally to exhibit and demonstrate her techniques. Kaiser’s work was featured in a recent Burning Bones exhibition at Galveston Arts Center. www.amberkaiser.com


June 12
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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