Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hand Papermaking at Reading Road Studio with Helen Frederick

1. Looking at the natural world, participants will explore 2 systems for interaction. These can be drawn from earth (plant /animal life), air (weather, celestial bodies), fire, water, body (nervous or other systems), or polarities of your own selection.

2. Participants will first pull sheets of paper from 8.5 x11” deckles to become familiar with the hand papermaking process, and then will design 2 deckles from foam board to represent the shape of each one of your systems (scale ca. 8”x11” or 12” x 18”= round, square, oblong, curvy, spiky)

3. Select inclusions (silk threads, collaged papers or photos, text, etc.) to go into the paper vat or deckle box that will intensify change by building up layers from a few to more inclusions. Colored pulps will be provided to make beautiful sheets as art themselves or as a substrate for printing.

4. Each person will produce 10 sheets of paper for each system (10 from kozo and 10 from cotton/abaca blend)

Consider this an exploratory time for making discoveries and taking the results with you that you can develop as drawing, printing, and build larger wall works with assembling individual sheets of paper.

View artists Joan Babcock, Joan Hall, Shannon Brock, Beck Whitehead, Robin Ami Silverberg, Paul Wong, Ken Polinskie, Roberto Mannino, Peter Sowiski, Margaret Prentice, Melissa Potter and others you discover. View and look at portfolio artists.

Folks can choose two week days in late April or in May, or these weekends:
April 29/30
May 13/14,  27/28
June 3/4, 10/11

$ 300 plus $50 for materials, 
curating and drying of your work

Three Participants Only

8707 Reading Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Monday, February 13, 2017

Upcoming Mini-Residencies/Workshops

Christine Neill, Trio with Bees, 2016, Monoprint, Solar plate etching,
archival digital print on Rives BFK, 18.5” x 24.5”

The spring is coming and we are open up for the workshops! We offer artists project-based, guided studio time in our print shop. Artist and printmakers Soledad Salamé and Randi Reiss-McCormick work individually with artists to create a strong body of work, offering enough guidance and freedom to enhance their creative identity and visual language. Our residencies are an opportunity for growth within your artistic practice; many of our artists have acquired new venues for exhibition with the portfolios they create in our classes.

These residencies are an immersive experience where all energies work to help the artist best develop their ideas in well-executed prints. The duration of the program is four days of intensive work and collaboration.

To sign up, contact us:
Soledad Salamé, Founder and Director, 443-414-6542
Randi Reiss-McCormack, 443-604-8236

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Join Us at our Marathon Printmaking!

Pass any image your want from watercolor/photograph to make more edition. Come learn all the possibilities of printing with the sun.

Congratulations to Danqi and Randi!

Congratulations on being awarded at the INK IT Contemporary Print Practices! We are happy for Danqi and Randi as the awards appropriately reflects their hours of work and craftsmanship. This leaves no doubt that they are one of the best we have at Sol Print Studios. 
On behalf of the studio, we wish Randi and Danqi unlimited success in the future.
Check out more of Danqi's works here!

Danqi and Soledad at Sol Print Studios

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sol Print Studio Artists Exhibition at Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School

Happy New Year!

We started out our new year very busy with two events coming up. 
In February, Sol Print Studio Artists Exhibition at Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School. 

Here is a list of artists participating in this exhibition:
Joyce J. Scott
Catherine Behrent
Christine Neill
Helen Frederick
Randi Reiss-McCormack
Soledad Salame
Ruth Pettus
Gloria Askin

Date: February 20th – March 24th, 2017
Reception: TBA
Location: Tuttle Gallery McDonogh School

Another event is our collaboration with McDonough School. The school is hosting a three-day Print marathon in conjunction with Sol Print Studio. Participants will learn to draw, design and create a solar etching plate and learn all the possibilities of printing with the sun. No experience necessary, just bring your creativity and willingness to learn and find out about the possibilities of a fascinating printmaking process!

Join our MARATHON Printmaking Session!

Date: March 15th – 17th, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: McDonogh School Art room
Please sign in. Maximum 15 artists.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Productive Weekend at Sol Print Studios

We had a very productive weekend! Starting at 10 in the morning, Mariska, Danqi and Asama help Soledad print and edition the plates, as well as learning how to wipe the plate, clean the edges, and carefully handle the blankets as they print. 

Soledad mixes various shades of pink for a second layer of color.

Homemade lunch, blue sky and a visit from Soledad's kitty, Samantha

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Congratulations to Ruby Yunis!

Congratulations to Ruby Yunis, one of our artists whose work has been selected for the exhibitor listing to dispaly at art wynwood. The proposal seeks to show sections of the new Argentine art, some of the many artistic expressions of young artists whose works seek techniques and materials are varied. 
Here is the link to the floor plan. Contemporary Art is at AW504.