Printmaking and Mixed Techniques

625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
In this class we are exploring the use of art materials in the context of printmaking, with the use of a gel plate and alternative printing surfaces. We will learn about printmaking using stencils, masks, embossing, and resist techniques. Some of the mediums we’ll use are: acrylics, watercolor, charcoals, alcohol markers and inks. We’ll extend our activities to produce finished art pieces. Instructions on the formal elements of design are woven into this fun curriculum. All artists at all levels of practice can benefit from this series of classes. All materials are provided. Bring an apron or wear an old t-shirt to protect your clothes. About the Teaching Artist Born and raised in Italy, Franca’s formal training is in psychology and philosophy. She is a “mostly self-taught” artist, although she has attended classes in painting and more traditional forms of printmaking. It is through the printmaking process that she developed her most creative work. The exploratory mode of this process, and the focus on self-teaching has a very positive effect on her creativity and supports her in her practice.