Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Printing Major/ Painting Minor
Printmaking; monotype, gauguin, and relief
Kandice will teach the art of printmaking. The three types of printmaking will be monotype, Gauguin and relief.
Monotype is an impression made by first painting or inking a sheet of glass, metal or other smooth surface and then pressing paper against the wet paint or ink. The children will achieve this by painting a small image on a piece of plexi glass. Then a piece of dampened paper will be placed over the image and rubbed with a baron until transferred.
Gauguin technique involves a block of ink, which is rolled out on a piece of plexi glass. A clean piece of paper is laid over the thin layer of ink, then with a pencil or stylus pressure is applied to the back of the sheet of paper. This process works like transfer paper pulling the image onto the sheet of paper.
Relief print is when ink is applied to the surface of a plate and then transferred to a sheet of paper by rubbing. This technique uses sheets of Styrofoam. The children will draw into the Styrofoam with pencils; roll ink on with rollers, and print.
Kandice recently changed her major to printmaking with a minor in painting. Her current work is not based in one single medium, but varies among printmaking, painting, drawing, and at times the combination of all three.
Kandice began studying at The Barn at age eleven where she was introduced to the Arts and a sense of self, something that Kandice states; her art could not have matured without.
Kandice quickly moved into an apprentice role for the children’s classes. She will return this summer to intern with Pat, while earning college credits through the art work-study program.