Explore the flexibility of traditional printmaking processes including screenprinting, relief printmaking and monotype, to create 3D forms, work with non-traditional surfaces, and create printed matter for site-specific installations. The course will be an investigation into creating unique objects, experiences, and collaborations while applying traditional printmaking processes to unexpected surfaces and forms. Demos and student projects will explore creating wearable attire and objects, 3D fabric or paper forms, printing on organic and impermanent objects and surfaces, as well as industrial or commercial substrates such as Tyvek, plexiglas and wallpaper. Experimentation and manipulation of printed material will be strongly encouraged.
Rebecca Foster’s cross-disciplinary practice employs printmedia, drawing, photography, and discreet performance. Her work investigates collective memory, language, historical archives, and the ephemeral quality of images in news media—frequently referencing events, places, and figures that feature prominently in our shared cultural consciousness. Trained as a printmaker, Foster has collaborated on the production of a limited edition, hand-sewn Louise Bourgeois artist’s book and worked as an assistant to filmmaker, Anthony McCall. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and two undergraduate degrees, a BFA in Printmaking and a BA in English Literature, from Cornell University in 2001. Foster currently teaches courses in printmedia and drawing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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