Intro workshops and DIY presses .....

It's that time of year again when I do a workshop on introductory level printmaking at Acadia University. This year we've spread the sessions across three intensive weekends, as well as adding a section on DIY options for home-made presses. The students will be building a small 18"x18" hydraulic bottle jack press based on a simple design I use for my own studio. Great for woodblock and collagraph printing. After Judy and I return from Mexico in late March, we plan to offer more printmaking workshops up at the North Mountain studios..   

 These are examples of the 48"x48" rust prints that I make with my very large, home-made hydraulic press. These and other extra large rust prints will often hang in my studio for days, weeks or months, before a potential image jumps out at me. I then decide how I will treat the abstracted textures with mixed media.. Check out the "About" section which contains better photos and step-by-step explanations regarding my unique rust prints.   

These are examples of the 48"x48" rust prints that I make with my very large, home-made hydraulic press. These and other extra large rust prints will often hang in my studio for days, weeks or months, before a potential image jumps out at me. I then decide how I will treat the abstracted textures with mixed media.. Check out the "About" section which contains better photos and step-by-step explanations regarding my unique rust prints.