Screen-printing dry pigments

      A one-day Masterclass in a specialist process from our visiting artist, Miguel.A.Aragon.

      Screen-printing dry pigments
      Taking inspiration from the Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz, where he devised a screen-printing technique to transfer his portrait onto a water surface, this workshop will explore the process of directly screen-printing dry color pigments such as pastels, charcoal and/or graphite, etc. to develop imagery on paper and other substrates.

      This experimental approach embraces exploration and stretches the conventional applications of the medium by using image alteration creating a dynamic series of varied multiples of an image.

      Imagery can be hand-generated or photographic. The workshop introduces the technique as a single process procedure, which can then be used to investigate new ways to discover print qualities to strengthen images and concepts.

      Screens will be prepared for students in advance of the course.
      Who is the course for?
      This course is suitable both for both beginner and intermediates.
      All drawing and printing materials will be provided.
      Miguel A. Aragón (*Juárez, México) lives and works in New York City (USA) and Berlin
      (Germany); he is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at CUNY College of Staten Island.

      Aragón has exhibited internationally at venues including the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Canada.

      His awards and residences include NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship; SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH; and Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

      Aragón’s work has been published in A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking (Greenville, NC: Wellington B. Gray Gallery, 2012), Peenemünde Project: Geschichte wird Kunst / Imprinting History (Berlin: Edition Braus, 2017) and ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum; Princeton: in association with Princeton University Press, 2020).