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Demonstrations

 

 

Remote Demonstrations by Apple Computers

 

Please join us for the following Remote Demonstrations by Apple Computers. These will be geared towards educators and will focus on incorporating new technologies into the classroom.

 


Thursday 3:00 – 5:30 pm

 

SESSION I:

Expanding Instruction Beyond the Four Walls

Join Apple for a look into the exciting world of podcasting and iTunes U. With iTunes U coming to VCCS next year, it's a great time to learn how higher ed is using iPods, podcasting, and iTunes U to enhance curriculum, capture students’ attention and provide unprecedented opportunities to deliver and access educational content.


Friday 9:00 – 11:30 am

 

SESSION II:

Leopard Server Technologies for Instruction and Collaboration

Join Apple for a look at Mac OS X Leopard Server offering several new collaborative services that will help you stay competitive in the educational landscape. Bring students and faculty together with Wiki and blog services. Schedule events and meetings with the new Open-Standards-Based and Client-Access-License-free calendar server. Capture lectures and deliver media with unprecedented levels of automation using Podcast Producer.

 

 



Thursday, 12:00- - 2:30 pm

Low Tech - High Def

Presenters: Dwight Pogue and Mark Zunino


This workshop is designed to teach printmakers how to expose high quality digital images onto ball grained and smooth litho plates using low tech methods, and how to create a functional darkroom space using inexpensive, readily available materials.

Specifically, we will show how to expose high quality photo-litho plates using sun exposures, as well as inexpensive high intensity bulbs. We will exhibit how to make a low cost but very effective exposing unit using foam and glass that will allow for the exposure of high definition images to RubyRed ball grained photo-litho plates and the new P&Z Posi-Blue smooth plates. We will discuss issues of registration for photo reduction techniques as well.

Additionally, we will demonstrate the ability of RubyRed plates to accept hand drawing using traditional litho drawing materials over the digital image. These plates will be rolled up and may be printed if time allows.

 

 

 






Thursday, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

CMYK - Xerox- or Planographic Transfer Printing

Presenter: David Jones


Do you take photographs, download images, draw or collage? In this demonstration I will show you how to print large Xeroxes onto paper. You will learn the secrets of CMYK or 4 color monoprinting. I will share the process in all of its crude yet subtle ways.

Just about everyone knows how to make a Gum Transfer, Xerox Transfer or Planographic Transfer print. But, if you don’t this demonstration is for you. Marvel at its simplicity, be amazed by the freedom of this process and share it with your friends. When you leave this demo you will be able to go back to your studio and try it on your own!

 

 

 






Thursday, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Printing with Wood and Metal Type

Presenter: Jamie Mahoney


We will examine the rebirth of a centuries-old technology, hands-on. Participants will print their own broadside on a Vandercook 4 Galley Proof Press using wood and metal type. Other presses will be on display including a Reliance Iron Hand Press and a Chandler & Price Oldstyle 12” x 18” Platten Jobber. We will go over the parts of the press and how it operates, how to lock up a form from type or photopolymer plates and how to make a print.

 

 

 






Thursday, 3:00- 5:30pm

Integrating digital imaging and 4-color printing

using photopolymer printing plates

Demonstrator: Janet Ballweg
Assistant: Lena B. Ellis-Boatman


This demonstration will give an overview of the process utilized to create multi-color intaglio prints using 3d digital models, 2d digital imaging, and photopolymer plates. The demonstration will explain the process of 3d modeling in 3D Studio Max as a way to build forms and add textures, lights and color. The session will also cover how to: manipulate 2d images and convert images to CMYK in Photoshop; print transparencies; expose the polymer printing plates; use an aquatint screen; print in 4 colors, and register multiple plates on the press. Troubleshooting tips will be offered throughout. While the focus of the demo is on using digital images to create polymer plate intaglio prints, a brief explanation of other imaging methods for using polymer plates will also be included.

 

 

 






Thursday, 3:00 - 5:30 pm

Digitally designed Japanese woodblock printing

Presenter: Jon Lee


In general we think of new technology replacing old methods. However this is not mandatory. Ideally we can use the best of each. For example, color separation is made easier by working digitally. However images created entirely digitally have a specific “look.” Japanese woodblock printing also has a very specific, delicate look. Combining the two creates photographic images, or digitally created images, with the translucent method of water based woodcut.

Many schools today teach digital printmaking, few teach Japanese woodblock printing. The tools are expensive, hard to find and once equipped, where to start? This demonstration proposes to first teach the making of basic tools (barens, inking brushes, knives and some miscellaneous tools.) Second, how to use digital tools to create the woodblock, including how to transfer the image. Finally, there will be a printing demonstration, using hand made tools with an in depth technical demonstration of how to print.

 

 

 






Friday, 9:00 -11:30 am

Digital Fabric Printing

Presenter: Kristin Caskey


This demonstration will be about digital printing on textiles using the Mimaki TX2 large format textile printer. A demonstration of the process will be ongoing as different printed patterns are run on the machine. This technology accommodates media of up to 60” wide and can print runs of over 10 yards of fabric.

There will be a short presentation of work created with the printer as well as examples of textiles printed with the technology. Interested attendees can bring a USB key with a small image which can be printed (if time allows). Image size should be no more than 6” x 6”. Images should be 300 dpi and if created in Photoshop or Illustrator need to be exported as tiff as the software cannot open ai or pst tiff’s.

The demonstration will run at 9am and again at 10:40. Please come to the Pollak building at 325 North Harrison Street, the demo will be in room 419.

 

 

 






Friday, 9:30-11:00 am

Digital Inkjet Films for Contact Printing

Presenter: Sarah Howard


This technical demonstration will cover how to create and output digital inkjet films, for traditional and alternative contact printing processes including photogravure, screenprint, photo-litho, and cyanotype. Adapting Dan Burkholder’s methods, this step by step instruction will demonstrate image file preparation and output of digital films. Digital inkjet films provide an inexpensive method for achieving efficiency, with time and materials, and precision and control of the image, producing films free of dust without the use of chemistry.

 

 

 






Friday, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Energy to Image— Process and Artifact: New

directions in screenprinting from the Hand Print Workshop

Presenter: Dennis O’Neil


This demo will focus on new attitudes about screenprinting, and techniques that bridge screenprinting, photography, sculpture, etching and painting. "Hybrid" processes in screenprinting make creating an image a physical act that can be as significant as the print itself, blurring the lines between art, artifact, action and memory— rendering what is not printed as important as what is.

 

 

 






Friday, 12:00 - 2:30 pm

Sharpie Marker Lithography!

Presenter: Richard Peterson
Assistants: Tyler Ferreira and Rodolfo Sagrado Jr.


How would you like to print multiple colors and multiple runs on a litho stone without graining or counter-etching? Blasphemy, you say! How would you like to make a 10-15 color lithograph in 1 week? No way, you say! This Sharpie demo will challenge your thinking and the way you were taught to make a lithograph. This demo is NOT for the purist or for those easily challenged. Attend at your own risk.