What: Water-based screen printing workshop taught by Ashley Nason, associate professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University
When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: P.R.I.N.T Press, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton
Cost: $100 for current UNT students; $125 for UNT alumni and faculty, and senior citizens (ages 65 and older); $150 for artists
What else: Nason’s artwork will be shown as part of the Dialogic: P.R.I.N.T Press and Its Collaborators exhibition at UNT on the Square from Oct. 4-31. She will be present for the opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Friday). More information at: http://untonthesquare.unt.edu/dialogic-print-and-its-collaborators
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T) Press will offer a water-based screen printing workshop for all skill levels from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the University of North Texas.
Associate professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University Ashley Nason will teach the workshop, and her art will be included in an exhibition at UNT on the Square. Workshop participants will learn various techniques and concepts, including the medium’s multi-faceted abilities for alternative surface printing and incorporation with other print media. All techniques will emphasize low toxic materials and methods. The workshop will cover black and white and color image generation and production using various materials and methods, such as photocopies, tracing paper and toner washes.
“Workshops at P.R.I.N.T Press allow students to work alongside members of the community-at-large in a professional fine art printing facility,” said P.R.I.N.T Press director Lari Gibbons. “These hands-on printing sessions afford participants the opportunity to try new approaches or further develop skills in familiar techniques. Because they are taught by accomplished printmakers who are visiting artists, the workshops bring different perspectives to our community.”
Cost of the workshop is $100 for current UNT students; $125 for UNT alumni and faculty, and senior citizens (ages 65 and older); and $150 for artists. The workshop will be held at P.R.I.N.T Press, 1120 W. Oak St., Denton.
Dialogic: P.R.I.N.T Press and Its Collaborators runs Oct. 4-31 at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., Denton. Nason is one of several artists who will show her work in the exhibition. She will be present for the opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Friday). The exhibition also features works from recent collaborations with artists Scott Ingram, Michelle Samour and Albert Paley, as well as collection favorites by Enrique Chagoya, Edgar Heap of Birds, William Wiley and others. Works by master printers who facilitate these projects are also featured. Master printers bring knowledge, technical expertise and creative strategies to realize each project fully from concept to final product. Master printers who have worked at P.R.I.N.T Press and who are featured in the exhibition include Erika Adams, Stan Baden, Ryan Burkhart, Catherine Chauvin, David Jones and Jon Lee.
UNT on the Square is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge for admission.
About Ashley Nason
Ashley Nason was born in 1969 in New Orleans, La., and spent her formative years in Chevy Chase, Md. She received her BA in psychology and a BFA in printmaking and painting from West Virginia University and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Upon receiving her MFA she worked as the printmaking technician and instructor at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Ind. She currently lives in Dekalb, Ill., where she is an associate professor of printmaking at Northern Illinois University. Her work has been exhibited in more than 100 juried and invitational, regional, national, and international exhibitions. She is the recipient of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship.
About P.R.I.N.T Press
P.R.I.N.T Press is a fine art press affiliated with the University of North Texas. It was established in 1993 with a generous donation from Mike and Jo Hart, founders of Peregrine Press. P.R.I.N.T provides a fertile environment for innovative collaborative printmaking by bringing together recognized artists, students, and printmakers while acting as a resource for both traditional and experimental techniques. It strives to sustain, expand and promote the art of collaborative printmaking through creative research and publishing projects. It also provides professional training for students and cultural events for the public community.