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Instructor: Ana Golici
August 3 - 4
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Class fee*: $185 members / $225 non-members
* Includes 8 hours of free studio time
Make your prints shine! In this class Ana will introduce students to the various results that can be achieved when foil is combined with digital and traditional printmaking techniques. Learn how to digitally work on your images and quickly create masks and layers to use in building up complex images with foil. Students are encouraged to bring old drawings and photographs to class to use as a starting point. You will be seduced by the visual possibilities offered by this amazing foil imaging technique. Knowledge of Photoshop useful but not required.
How Foil Printing Began: In 1983 Professor Virginia A. Myers (an American artist and inventor) began researching the use of gold leaf and foil in the printmaking process. During this process she invented the Iowa Foil Printer, a device that allows individual artists to incorporate foil stamping into their work. Myers worked in conjunction with community members and students to improve and document the printmaking process of foil stamping using the Iowa Foil Printer, and collectively produced a book, "Foil Imaging...A New Art Form." As of 2010, Professor Virginia A. Myers continues to teach printmaking at the University of Iowa printmaking studios, where she and her students are developing and perfecting hot-stamped foil techniques to create both editionable and unique prints.
Ana Golici is an artist/lithographer formerly of the Podul printmaking workshop in Romania. Golici came to the USA in 1987 where she continued her study of lithography with Bob Blackburn at the Printmaking Workshop. The New York cultural atmosphere inspired Golici, heightening the pace of her creative process: she started to experiment with Xerox transfers, on stone, on paper, on anything. Later, the computer proved to be the most efficient and effective tool for developing her ideas. Ana creates her work using Photoshop, printing large format images on a variety of papers, and experimenting most of the time. Because ofGolici’s traditional printmaking background, the digital prints she creates do not look like digital prints. She has participated in many printmaking biennials and triennials in Europe, USA, and Asia. Her work has been exhibited in New York Hall of Science, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, East-West Gallery in NY, and IPCNY. She has works in the Library of Congress Collection and in private collections in Europe and USA.
For More Information, please click the following link.
The Iowa Foil Printer - Provided by The Iowa Foil Printer, Inc., where you will read about the invention of Foil Printing and find tools used for this technique.
To register, please contact RBPMW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.416.6226.