Inspired by artist like Swoon, Chuck Close and other exceptional printmakers throughout the ages, this class will develop young artists’ design and technical skills. They will experiment with various processes, including block printing, monotype, linocut, silkscreen, as well as learn to use a printing press. From design conception to the final edition, students will use a variety of mixed media and materials, exploring design concepts of transparency and layering, color mixing, and alternative printing methods. The class will culminate with a complete edition of prints! (There is no pre-requisite for this class. Students enrolled in Printmaking can take Printmaking II to further develop their skills or children can enroll solely in either class.)
Kirsten is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Rhode Island. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and came to New York in hopes of becoming a teacher and a maker. Prior to joining CMA, she was a teacher in New York City public schools for 4 years.