A Virtual Workshop with a Guest Artist!


In this workshop we will explore ways to extend the boundaries of printmaking, including experimental printing, gluing and layering prints with drawing/watercolor. Various types of Japanese paper will be discussed, including how their transparencies can be used for layering. Wet and dry gluing techniques including Nori paste, Fusion 4000 and Gudy will be demonstrated. Composition principles such as focal point, balance and entry-exit in the picture will be discussed. The teacher will work with each artist to develop their projects, and lead an active in-class discussion/critique. This will be supplemented by an online Slack group, where participants can post their work/questions to make maximum progress between sessions. 


Level: Intermediate - A previous class with the instructor and/or previous printmaking experience required


Registration closes June 12, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Printmaking Extensions; Jun 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, and 27; 6:30-9pm

    • Date & Time:  6-day workshop: Tuesdays, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27th, 6:30pm-9pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Nandini Chirimar
      Nandini Bagla Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India, and studied at the College of Art, New Delhi, Cornell University (BFA), Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She learned printmaking from Arun Bose and Vijay Kumar, and spent four years in Tokyo studying Japanese woodblock printing. Nandini was awarded the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016 and the Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program in 2019. She works extensively with drawing, printmaking and mixed media techniques, and her work is part of many collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US Department of State and RPG Group. Nandini lives in New York City, and teaches at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphics Center.
    • Materials: Since this is a demonstration/discussion based class, no specific materials are required - your materials would be based on your individual ways of working. Listed below are optional materials which could include:
      - A few images of your work (can be both completed and in-progress work)
      - Any ideas you might have for projects/series/directions for your work
      - General printmaking supplies/matrices used for your chosen medium: eg. completed plates/blocks, printing inks, brayers, brushes, drawing pencils, newsprint, rags etc.
      - Drawings, watercolors, prints or other collage elements including Asian paper
      - Thicker Western paper like Rives BFK or others, old prints
      - Xacto knife or sharp cutting blade
      - Ultra Thin black sharpie
      - Teflon Spatula/bone folder/stiff ruler
      - Baren

      For specific supplies, it is recommended that you first watch the demonstrations during class, discuss your work with instructor, and then order the supplies which will be suitable for you. During the class the instructor will also provide detailed information about where to purchase these items.

      For reference, here are some glues and Japanese paper that will be discussed during class: Nori Rice paste; PVA glue; Gudy 870; Fusion 4000; Kikura Kozo paper: 21 grams sheet; Sekishu Paper roll: 15 gm; Kaji Natural paper: 26 gm; Okawara Paper

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HOURS (as of July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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