The Old Print Gallery is pleased to host a free printmaking discussion and demonstration on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Gallery, from 1-3pm. This afternoon event, Prints for the Passionate and Curious:from the Hand to the Mouse, promises to be informative and engaging for printmakers, collectors and artists curious about the process. Susan Goldman and the George Mason University Printmakers Guild will present a demonstration of both traditional and innovative techniques. This will be a rare opportunity to watch the process of intaglio, woodcut, screen printing, book arts, and digital printmaking both created and explained in one space, in one afternoon.
Prints for the Passionate and Curious provides a way to explore the printmaking process, and experience its versatility. The afternoon will start with an informal discussion, lead by GMU professor/ DC artist, Susan Goldman. The demonstrators will then take viewers step-by-step through their process of printmaking- the preparation and planning stages, creation of the plate, pulling of a new print, and decision-making that arises during the process. To see a print pulled from start to finish offers great insight into the world of printmaking, and will showcase the talent and skill of these artists. A rare opportunity to observe and ask questions along the way, this event will be an enriching learning experience for local and young artists, and inspiration for those who have contemplated dabbling in printmaking. The event will conclude with a question and answer session. We hope this experience will be a catalyst for many to start printing and get involved in the DC printmaking community.
All active artists in the GMU Printmakers Guild, the demonstrators’ excitement is infectious and their work is innovative, fresh, and stimulating. This is the line-up:
Susan Goldman– Discussion Leader
Marty Patchel– Intaglio
Meaghan Busch– Book Arts
Patrick Sargent– Woodcut
Erwin Thamm– Digital Printmaking
Kelli Sincock– Toray Plate Printing
Josh McGuinn– Silkscreen
Founded in 2009, the Guild operates as a collection of artists, united to create, share, and work together. They host workshops and demonstrations both at their Fairfax, Virginia studio and around the DC metropolitan area.
Established in 1971, and known for its wide selection of antique prints and map, The Old Print Gallery in the last three years has expanded into the world of contemporary printmaking. The gallery was transformed to create space to showcase new work by artists such as Nickolas Schiller and Art Werger, as well as local printmakers from the Washington Printmakers Gallery. The Old Print Gallery is excited to offer its first printmaking demonstration and establish itself as a source of inspiration and information for print artists, enthusiasts, and the general public.
The event is free, and open to all. No reservations or tickets are necessary. The gallery is located in the heart of Georgetown at 1220 31st Street, NW, just one block up from M Street. Street parking is available, but limited, so come early.