Artist-in-Residence Workshop at Mackinac State Historic Park

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

What makes a woodcut such a fascinating way to represent the natural world? Gumpper’s work explores the many dynamic connections between landscape and the physical process of carving and printing a wood block in a reductive method or layering different surfaces and colors in a monotype. Gumpper can see direct connections with scientific study as well as the layering of water, leaves and light.

This workshop will take place at the Station 256 Conference Room, located above the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center.



Dates: September 11 - 22, 2017

Embark on a rigorous, engaging two-week exploration of monoprint and relief methods with an emphasis on layered color. We begin with observational studies from the natural world, and explore trace, stencil, painterly and multiple plate monotype methods. From there we apply woodcut techniques and continue to layer transparent and opaque color to make both editioned and unique prints. This back-and-forth serves as a structure for the course as we combine printing with a relief matrix with more improvisational monoprint. We briefly foray into the possibilities of the laser cutter.


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