Online, via Zoom
High school students, grades 9–12
Teens are invited to make “kitchen litho,” an alternative method of lithography using common at-home materials such as tin foil and soda, with the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Learn the process, make your own plate, and print artwork inspired by Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror. The entire process is non-toxic and can be printed by hand.
We will explore the concepts of mirroring and doubling and consider the recurring images of skulls, abstract X-rays, and costumes that Johns often explores in his work. Join us to be creative in the Halloween spirit, and show up in your best costume to receive a surprise gift!
Build a DIY plate:
- Tin foil
- A piece of plexiglass or flat surface like plastic, metal, clip board, table, or a water-resistant surface
- Litho pencils, crayons, sharpie, butter, soap, or anything greasy
Non-toxic etching process:
- Coca-Cola or Pepsi
- Cooking oil
- Corn syrup or pancake syrup (optional)
- Baby powder or any kind of flour
- Tray to etch plate
- Bowl or container for water
- Paper towel
Use for printmaking:
- Baren, large spoon, or bone holder
- 2 dish sponges
- Ink: etching ink or litho ink
- Printmaking paper, handmade paper, or any thin smooth paper
- Newsprint or wax paper
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