This workshop with Wisconsin-based visiting artist John Hitchcock focuses on water-based photo screenprinting techniques as well as low-tech stencil printing methods. Participants will use acrylic screen printing ink with a variety of papers, wood and fabric, photo emulsion, drawings, and computer-generated graphics as preparatory artwork. Hitchcock will demonstrate various experimental techniques, including one- and two-color registration, hand dyeing paper, using water-soluble markers, and layering hand-cut and photo stencils to create experimental and unique prints.
Basic supplies (Stonehenge paper, ink, screens) are included in the cost of the class. Participants may bring inkjet ink images and drawings, prints, or other images to be transferred into screens, various types of paper, wood (birch, MDF, pine, etc.), and fabric.
Native artist workshops are free to Native American artists through the Creativity among Native American Artists initiative - email Laura Youngbird at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. Non-Native artists are welcome.
Comanche/Kiowa/Northern European artist John Hitchcock is the Summer 2018 Creativity Among Native American Artists artist in residence at Plains Art Museum. John Hitchcock is an artist, professor, and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He earned his MFA at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Hitchcocks work has been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including the 2011 Venice Biennale in Vienna, Italy, the Robert Rauschenberg Project Space in New York, The Vienna Künstlerhaus in Vienna, Austria, and The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.www.hybridpress.net