Over a couple of Saturdays in December I attended a printmaking master class at the Garrison Art Center, led by Rob Swainston. Rob is a Brooklyn based artist and printmaker who creates large scale, print-based installations - or "printstallations". In addition to creating his own work, Rob runs a collaborative print studio called Prints of Darkness.
The class Rob presented focused on creating multicolored woodblock prints using Photoshop to manage the color separation then transferring those separations to multiple blocks for printing.
GAC is hosting an exhibit of Rob's work, which is opening this Saturday, January 24. Rob's show, Carry On, will be in the Center's main gallery and in the adjacent gallery, prints created by class attendees will be on exhibit.
My fellow classmates; Barbara Smith Gioia, Michael Piotrowski, Hildreth Potts, Adolfo Silva-Sadder, William Stafford and Natalia Woodward, and I will show a sample of the prints we made in the class.
Both shows run through February 15th.
Below are a couple the prints I created: