Intro to Printmaking [Online Workshop]

Intro to Printmaking [Online Workshop]
ATTN: ERIN ARMINGTON, EDUCATION DIRECTOR THE ARTS COUNCIL OF PRINCETON
FROM: DAVE DIMARCHI
9INHANDPRESS, 6832 Phillips Mill Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
RE: “RELIEF PRINTMAKING” DISTANCE LEARNING
RELIEF PRINTMAKING for PAPER & FABRIC (4 Saturday sessions TBD; 90 minutes per session)
Learn quick and easy techniques for relief printing on fabric and paper—perfect for cards and stationary, textiles,
sewing projects, table decor and more! We’ll explore design and printing techniques aimed at repeating patterns
and yardage printing, printing both one-color images and complex multiple-color images.No experience
necessary, beginners welcome!
MATERIAL & TOOL NEEDS, alternatives when applicable, for cost and availability, are offered in italicized
parentheses:
• 12x16” plexiglass palette (picture frame glass, or other non-porous surface that can be cleaned)
• At least one 4”-6” Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-softrubber-brayers/
• 1”-1.5” Ink/Palette Knife (plastic knife, butter knife)
• 3 Dick Blick “Soft-Kut” Printing Blocks, 4x6”: https://www.dickblick.com/products/soft-kut-printingblocks/
• Linoleum Cutting Tool: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-lino-cutter-set/
• 50-sheet, pad Richeson Bulk Block Printing Paper, 9x12”: https://www.dickblick.com/products/richesonbulk-printmaking-paper/ (65# copy paper, although thinner, can be used as an alternative)
• Speedball Water Soluble Block Printing Ink: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-watersoluble-block-printing-inks/
• If you would like to explore textile/fabric printing in-depth:
o At least one yard of 100% cotton, linen, silk or other all-natural fiber (t-shirts, tablecloths, tea
towels, etc.)
o Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-fabric-paperblock-printing-ink/
o Misting Spray bottle with Water
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS TO HAVE ON HAND:
If you have any questions or concerns about the materials listed above, do not hesitate to reach immediately to
Dave DiMarchi, at 9INHANDPRESS@gmail.com.
DAVE DIMARCHI is a queer, multi-disciplinary printmaker and artist working in printmaking, papermaking and
sculptural book forms. He engages in a relentless material practice, nurturing ideas into singular and editioned
works. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he has exhibited works on paper, installations and books in the US and
internationally. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in New Hope, Pennsylvania working deeply
• Roll of paper towels
• Newsprint/scrap paper, 8x10” or larger (copy
paper)
• Pencil & Eraser, Sharpie
• Disposable Gloves
• Apron/Smock
• Xacto Knife/Scissors
• Ruler
• Windex/Glass Cleaner and Sponge
• Dish Soap
• Iron, or heat-setting fabric inks
with artists to master printmaking techniques and create new portfolio and exhibition-ready prints. He teaches
printmaking, papermaking and book forms extensively throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
area. He is also the owner of 9INHANDPRESS, a nexus of design, print and publishing. 9INHANDPRESS hosts an
annual International Print Exchange that engages printmakers worldwide in a collaborative portfolio and
exhibitions. www.9INHANDPRESS.com

Explore the ins and outs of monoprinting without a press—an expressive and painterly way to create works on paper. This workshop will delve into the basics of monoprintmaking, as well as using layers, stencils, mark-making tools, color and multiple plates to push your work in an exciting new direction—all from the comfort of your home! You’ll supply all of the materials to incorporate monoprinting into you own artistic practice. Beginners welcome and encourage! No experience necessary!

MATERIAL NEEDS:
Alternative materials (for cost and availability) are provided in italicized parentheses:
• 12x16” plexiglass palette (picture frame glass, or other non-porous surface that can
be cleaned)
• A variety of mixed media brushes and mark-making tools like sponges, lace, string,
chipboard, leaves/grasses, etc.
• 3 - 1” flexible Ink/Palette Knives (disposable plastic knives, popsicle sticks)
• 3 sheets of MASA Printmaking Paper: https://www.dickblick.com/products/masapaper/
• 2 (or more) pieces of 5x7” Clear Acrylic Plates:
https://www.dickblick.com/items/clear-acrylic-sheet-5-x-7-non-glare/
• Inks: soy-based AKUA Liquid Pigment, Black plus any other colors you might want to
work with: https://www.dickblick.com/products/akua-liquid-pigment/
• At least one 4”-6” Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer, for inking; a variety of sizes, as
mark-making tools, may be helpful: https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedballsoft-
rubber-brayers/
• Rolling Pin, for printing (wooden spoon, clean brayer, bone folder)
• Spray bottle for water
• Clean towel
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS TO HAVE ON HAND:
• Roll of paper towels (rags to clean inks and tools)
• Newsprint/scrap paper, 8x10” or larger (copy paper)
• Pencil & Eraser
• Disposable Gloves
• Apron/Smock
• Xacto Knife/Scissors
• Ruler
• Windex/Glass Cleaner and Sponge
• Dish Soap

About the Instructor: DAVE DIMARCHI is a queer, multi-disciplinary printmaker and artist working in printmaking, papermaking and sculptural book forms. He engages in a relentless material practice, nurturing ideas into singular and editioned works. As a multi-disciplinary artist, he has exhibited works on paper, installations and books in the US and internationally. He maintains a small collaborative studio and art space in New Hope, Pennsylvania working deeply with artists to master printmaking techniques and create new portfolio and exhibition-ready prints. He teaches printmaking, papermaking and book forms extensively throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. He is also the owner of 9INHANDPRESS, a nexus of design, print and publishing. 9INHANDPRESS hosts an annual International Print Exchange that engages printmakers worldwide in a collaborative portfolio and exhibitions. www.9INHANDPRESS.com

21W-2DA-0638
Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dates: Mar 11, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021
3 Session(s)
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Members: $ 75.00 | Non-Members: $ 100.00
Material Fees: $ 0.00