I recently studied at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking ( my new obsession) in a week long workshop with Ron Pokrasso. It was a wonderful workshop that has helped me take what I have thus far learned about printmaking in another direction. I learned from the MASTER, Ron Pokrasso. He taught me new ways to approach monoprinting as well as how to incorporate collage, intaglio and chine colle into a print succesfully. The other artists in this workshop were great fun, talented and I was stimulated just being in the same workspace with them. (maybe they will appear in future blogs). If you can’t get to a workshop you can go to Santa Fe where Ron lives, he has a new art making facility and you can stay in the guest quarters in Santa Fe .
Timberwick is a multi-functional non-toxic art making facility in the midst of hundreds of pinon and juniper trees on 3 1/2 acres just 7 miles from the Santa Fe plaza. The 2500 sq ft building includes an efficient classroom/ work space, a spacious multi purpose press and production studio, and a private guest apartment. It is the perfect setting to experience a true art making retreat. The flexibility of the facility lends itself to a variety of options ranging from fully assisted one on one private sessions to custom made workshops for up to 10 participants
I love the style Ron Pokrasso works in, its the same way he teaches, and its inspiring to watch Ron in a workshop. I promise you will be liberated in the ways you make art after studying with him. “Stream of consciousness art making” is how Ron would describe it. Ron is in my opinion the Master of Monotype, he is also the originator of the printmaking event “Monathon” and he continues to play a part in it, he was just recently at Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s annual event.
Ron has made an art of composition as you can see in this piece. He has layered graphics and a warm bright color to offset the coldness of the architectural elements . I was drawn to the way Ron juxtaposes unrelated elements together so successfully. To study with Ron
Was so much fun using the akua inks that Ron uses for his work. They only dry when they hit paper. They can be left on glass palette without worry of drying. One can be so much more painterly without having to worry with drying times.
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I learned some amazing ways to make art with monoprints in a workshop with Ron Pokrasso recently at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT Ron is the master of Monoprinting. If you ever have an opportunity to study with Ron, do it. You will discover new worlds.
I recently met Vladimir Zuev at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking while studying Copperplate etching with Anthony Kirk. We were given a sneak peek of Vladimir working in the Helen Frankenthaler Cottage reserved for resident artists. I loved seeing the plates Vladimir had designed and seeing his process. He was brought here by Jenian Foundation for two weeks. Vladimir is from the mountains of Siberia in Nizhny Tagil. He has shown and is collected world wide, has illustrated books, bookplates and won many awards.
This is the print I chose to purchase, there were many to chose from of the limited editions that Vladimir brought with him to show. I want them all…..If your interested in purchasing any of the woodcut or etching editions he has them available on his website