Summer Studio Intensive
This workshop will explore a variety of digital imaging techniques and inkjet printing fundamentals. The workshop will use the creative development of a project as a platform to explore the technical, artistic, and conceptual possibilities of digital image manipulation and processing. Photoshop layering, selections, filters, and adjustment techniques will be covered. Final images will be printed on an Epson 2200 which can print up to 13” x 44”. The class will consider the significance of color, effects, scale, and different print media (i.e. vellum, photo, watercolor paper). Shakerag will provide a selection of papers for student use.
Each student will pursue an individual project that uses Photoshop as an artistic tool to collage and/or process images for the print medium. Projects may culminate in a single print, a series, or even a sculpture. Students should approach digital imaging and printing not as a departure but rather as a compliment and continuation of their current artistic practice. Students should bring source images, photographs, and materials that they may incorporate into their digital images and prints. These need not be in a digital form. Digital still cameras and a flatbed scanner will be available to students to collect additional source material during the week. The instructor will show examples of artwork that reveal the possibilities of digital imaging and inkjet printing.