UCDA Workshop: Printmaking: Photocopier Transfer and Monotype
Master printer and shop manager Chris Flynn will lead this hands-on workshop in Photocopier Transfer and Monotype methods.
- Take part in this exciting collaboration between UCDA and Columbia College Chicago.
- Learn an imaging technique that can be added to your visual vocabulary.
- Meet other communication professionals and UCDA members from your region and enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago.
This UCDA workshop will explore the subtleties of the photocopier transfer process and the monotype process using an etching press and a barren or non-press printing technique. Simple registration techniques will be used. This workshop will enable participants to incorporate these processes into their own design work or apply these techniques to a classroom situation. Combining oil-based inks and water-based mediums in photocopier transfer yields exciting results, such as the layering of images and complex color relationships. Drawn or scanned images are transferred to paper via a Xerox machine then enlarged and inked. After the demonstration, registrants will have the opportunity to explore this method using their own imagery.
A few weeks prior to the workshop attendees will be sent instruction on selecting, preparing, and printing out of images in Photoshop to bring with them. Additional images may also be brought on a USB flash drive the day of the workshop to be printed on site.
Photocopier transfer monotype samples by (left to right): Jean Bevier, Tadson Bussey, and Cathy Saddoris.
The Center for Book, Paper and Print at Columbia College Chicago is dedicated to the research, teaching and promotion of the interdisciplinary practices that support the book arts, hand paper making and print as contemporary art media. The center has a fine art press, bindery, letterpress and paper making studio, research facility, and project space that provide a work environment for students, faculty and the community to explore contemporary art practices.
A cultural resource, the center supports curriculum through lectures, workshops, artist residencies, the Journal of Artists Books (JAB) publication and internships. The center’s activities are enhanced by providing time and space for emerging and established artists to work in the center’s various studios. Their creative output, presence, and interaction with students, faculty, and staff enhance the college’s progressive educational curriculum.
The workshop will take place in the Printmaking Studio located at 623 S. Wabash, Room 201, Chicago, Illinois.
Left: Printshop of the Center for Book, Paper and Print at Columbia College Chicago. Right: Master printer and workshop leader Chris Flynn. (Photos courtesy of Columbia College Chicago)
Welcome, Continental Breakfast, and Demonstration
9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
To give attendees the most time in the printshop, no lunch is provided. Attendees are welcome to go out for lunch on their own at their convenience or to bring a bagged lunch with them.
Presentation of Participant Prints and Wrap-up
Introduction, warm-up assignment, discussion on visual storytelling, work on projects
REGISTRATION FEES (all prices in USD)
|UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register before May 1||$75||$100||$125||$50|
||UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register after May 1||$100||$125||$150||$75|
See UCDA’s cancellation policy.
Photocopier transfer monotype samples by (left to right): Jody Zamirowski, Elaine Bennett, Jeff Strohm, and Dorethea Bilder.
PARKING AND LODGING INFORMATION
Street parking is available at metered locations along the adjacent streets, most visitors to Columbia's South Loop campus park their cars in paid lots located along Wabash Avenue between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road.
If you’re planning a visit from out of town, we suggest staying at one of the following hotels that offer a discounted rate for Columbia College Chicago visitors. Ask for the Columbia rate at the following hotels:
Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
Best Western Grant Park
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/N Loop/Michigan Ave.
Chris Flynn is an artist, printmaker and drummer from Chicago with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Interdisciplinary MFA from Columbia College Chicago.
His work in print media, handmade paper, and percussion constructs the figure as a duality of image and sound based on the allegory of the puppet. Sculptural objects and images, which render the anatomical body a source of identity and empathy become catalysts to explore percussion as a drawing instrument and synthesized creative practice as self-puppetry. Flynn’s methodology, termed Percussive Emergent Imaging, is a back-and-forth practice of sonification and visualization that plays intuition, geometry, and indeterminacy against aural and ocular forms. Through both image and sound, Flynn seeks a visceral musicality that evokes physiological rhythms, where cognizance is activated by ideas of pulse and kinesthesia.
To view prints, drawings and paper works by Chris, visit https://cflynnprints.com.