Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting Started with Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces

In Studio Workshop set for April 28 and 29, 2012

For all of you who want to learn to print on digital alternative surfaces.  

Getting Started with Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces
April 28-29, 2012
9AM to 4PM each day
Kathyanne Art Studio
930 S. Cowboy Springs Trl.
Prescott, AZ  86305

My In-Studio Workshops have a 4 person limit.
Workshop Description:
This workshop will focus on printing alternative surfaces.  Where digital printing is concerned my goal is to discover the possibilities between the surface created, the inkAID precoat used and the printer capabilities.  One of the goals of this workshop will to be experiment and build surfaces that will take us into the basic new ideas of digital printing.   We will use an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 for most of the printing.  This will be hands on experience with Epson printersWe will also create a couple of surfaces to print on the Epson 1100 Workforce for hands on experience with a straight pass through non art printer.

We will prepare and print metal mesh and beverage cans along with fabrics and surfaces we build from scratch.  Students will get a well-rounded look at the digital printing process with alternative surfaces.  At the same time preprinted surfaces will be available for students to use to get an idea of innovative ways to assemble digital prints and create studies for future projects.  I have supplies and tools for us to experiment with assembling metals.  
A laptop will be helpful. Images may need to be altered to fit the size and the look of your surface.  When building surfaces we may paint, dye or add elements that will easily be seen in the final print.  In this case students will create an image file that reflects the look of the prepared surface.  We can scan and/or photograph your surface to get a better idea of the effect the prepared surface will create.  I will have jump drives to move and load images for printing.  
Bring lunch since there is no place near to get something to eat.  I have water, diet soft drinks and ice tea and will have some snacks.  There are a few errors in some of the gps tracking for directions.  Let me know where you are driving from, so I can give you correct directions.  
This studio is in a rural area on a dirt road.  I do have animals around including a cat in case you are allergic.  
Be sure to wear comfortable clothes that won't matter if you get some type of product on them.  If you want to wear gloves while painting or applying products please bring them.
Come with your imagination, questions, ideas and desire to explore.  We will deal in what if's while we create surfaces that safely print on my printers.  Any questions or registration contact me.