Prints on Paper Workshop Marathon 2015

A Prints on Paper Workshop Marathon was held November/December 2015.

The workshops were very well received and enjoyed by all who attended.

Workshops held:

  • Silkscreen Poster/Pasteup Workshop (Alphabet Zoo) 14-15 Nov R500
  • Sketchbook making and Silkscreen (Sisfiso Themba & Isaac Zavale) 19 Nov- Night Workshop R250
  • Linocut (Isaac Zavale and Stembiso Zwane) 21 Nov R250
  • Charcoal/Watercolour Monotype Prints (Minenkulu Ngoyi & Isaac Zavale) 22 Nov R250
  • Subtractive Silkscreen (Sanele Jali and Minenkulu) 27- 28 Nov R500
  • Textile dying and Silkscreen printing workshop 12-13 Dec R500 (Mandisi Msingaphantsi and Minenkulu Ngoyi)

Some of the following printmaking techniques/methods are alternative because one doesn’t need a printing press or a fully equipped studio to achieve professional results.

More about the Workshops:

Subtractive Silkscreen (Sanele Jali and Minenkulu Ngoyi)
Subtractive silkscreen technique is like subtractive monotype but with a twist. By using a sharp tool to subtracting draw on pitch-black acetate, one ends up with mark makings that look like woodcut or linocut carvings. The acetate is then exposed onto a screen and is ready to be printed.

Charcoal/Watercolour Monotype Prints (Minenkulu Ngoyi & Isaac Zavale)
Is a MONO printmaking technique has the same principals that of monotype printing but with a twist. Participants will be asked to use water based materials such as watercolors, chalk pastels, charcoal etc. on a plate

Sketchbook making with Silkscreen cover (Sifiso Themba & Isaac Zavale)

Linocut (Isaac Zavale and Stembiso Zwane)
Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface.

Silkscreen Poster/Pasteup Workshop (Alphabet Zoo)
An assembly of typeset matter, illustrations, etc, pasted on a sheet of paper or board and used as a guide or layout in the production of a publication. 2. a sheet of paper or board on which are pasted artwork, typeset matter, etc

Textile dying and Silkscreen printing workshop(Mandisi Msingaphansi and Minenkulu Ngoyi)
Dyeing is the process of adding color to textile products like fibers, yarns, and fabrics.Dyeing is normally done in a special solution containing dyes and particular chemical material. After dyeing, dye molecules have uncut chemical bond with fiber molecules.