PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP BY INDRAJIT PRASAD

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We are conducting a ‘Printmaking Workshop’ by Indrajit Prasad on 18th & 19th April, 2015 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm at Space 118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Opp. Copper Castle bldg., Near St. Mary’s School, Mazagaon, Mumbai-400010.

ABOUT INDRAJIT PRASAD: Indrajit Prasad holds an MFA from the S. N. School of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad. His artworks have been displayed in Mumbai’s prestigious art galleries such as Tao Art Gallery, Project 88, Gallery Beyond, and many others. He is also the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, USA (2012-2013) as well as the Human Resource Junior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture Govt. of India in 2009. Indrajit is currently a Lecturer at Rachana Sansad College of Fine arts & Crafts, Mumbai and conducts printmaking workshops in India.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT: Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, usual on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints that have an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting. Raja Ravi Varma was the first artist in India who used printmaking, not as an artistic medium in itself, but as a means for his art to reach the masses.

In this two day workshop participants will learn two different ‘Intaligo’ Techniques of Printmaking, known as Dry Point and Etching. The basic objective will be about understanding the purpose of printmaking tools, methods and materials of various types of techniques, as well as understanding black and white lines only through the transformation into the paper.

DAY 1: On Saturday 18th April, participants will learn the Dry Point technique. This technique is done on acrylic sheets with scratches made directly onto the sheet, using a sharp pointed tool such as an etching needle without the use of any chemicals. This incising creates a ridge (from the metal displaced on either side of the line) which is called the burr. The burr holds a great deal of additional ink when printed which brings out the velvety dark and feathery lines, which is characteristic for dry point prints. The paper is placed soaked and dampened on top of the sheet and then run through the printing press. The printing is done through an intaglio press where ink is pushed into the sunken area by applying heavy pressure in order to press the paper into the inked marks.

DAY 2: On Sunday 19th April, participants will be taught the Etching Technique. This process uses acid to bite an image into a metal plate that is coated with an acid-resistant ground. A sharp needle is used to scratch the image through the ground, exposing the acrylic sheet. The sheet is then immersed in an acid bath where the drawn marks are etched. The characteristics of the marks produced depend on the tool used to draw the image, the type of ground coating the sheet and the length of time the plate is etched in the acid bath. The etching process is the most versatile of the intaglio techniques and is often used in combinations with other techniques.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET: Nothing but yourself! Wear old clothes preferably for both days.

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED: All materials will be provided by us, and the charges for the same are inclusive in the fees.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Open to ages 12 and above.

WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY: The fees for this workshop is available on request.

Tea and light refreshments will be served.

Since we have limited seats we will confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for this workshop by 16th April, 2015.

For registration information please email – space118studios@gmail.com

Please clearly mention your name, email id and cell phone numbers when making the payment and if you are booking a seat for two or more people kindly mention everyone’s names and contact details as well.