Exploring Collagraph on Evolon Dorothy Cochran

Register starting Tuesday, May 11 for a 2-day workshop conducted through

     The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

On June 16 and 17, 2021 (Wednesday and Thursday) Dorothy will do a workshop in Collagraph on Evolon - remotely via ZOOM!

An online class for the adventurous artist who likes to explore new materials. After creating encaustic collagraph plates on Yupo, we will explore hand printing on Evolon, a polyspun fabric, which is highly absorbent, strong, and archival. Also available in sheets and rolls, this versatile substrate adds a soft texture to your work and can be directly painted, stitched, and even formed into 3-D shapes after imaging. Used like paper, it is friendly to almost all printmaking plates. The class will include demonstrations on plate making, relief inking, and printing, suggested exercises, live Q and A, critique on student experiments during the workshop, plus tips on future projects. Artists of all media are welcome!

Level: All levels

Enrollment is closed!

Create beautiful and tonal prints with this painterly printmaking method of making a plate. Learn to construct inexpensive plates of various sizes from plastic and monofilament mesh painted with black acrylic. Work your way back to white by layering polymer gels with brushes and textures. The plate will mirror and resemble your final image. Intaglio printing with non-toxic inks on rag papers yields dense, mezzotint-like surfaces which explore gesture, texture, and tonal effects. A wonderful print experience for all artists. An in person class at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Monday - Thursday

August 2 - 5

9am - 1pm

4 sessions ON CAMPUS

Dorothy's work is now in an International Show at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. The exhibition runs through August 29, 2021. This juried exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format. Since its inception in 1997, the Miniature Print Exhibition has showcased the works of artists worldwide with renowned print curators and collectors serving as jurors.

The Miniature Print International Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s other biennial, FOOTPRINT International (for prints measuring exactly 12 x 12 in. square).  This year's Miniature Print Exhibition was jurored byChristina Weyl, an independent art historian, who writes about midcentury American printmaking and women artists.  See the Exhibition here, (on ISSUU).

Dorothy's piece, Wabi-Sabi #17, is now on a website-based show at Manhattan Graphics Center.  The show received 400 international submissions of unique, "Uneditioned," works which were judged by juror, Katie Michel, founder, and director of Planthouse Gallery New York City. The exhibition runs from June 1 through July 31, 2021 and the Virtual Award announcement and reception was on June 1st.

A virtual exhibition entitled "Waxing, Now Waning Pandemic: A Juried Encaustic Show," at the website of Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.  Dorothy's piece, Wabi-Sabi # 19, is included in the exhibition  which was juried by Kaveh Mojtabai. The virtual exhibition will be open from May 25 to June 13, 2021. (https://www.castlehill.org/juried-encaustic-show-1/wabi-sabi-19-by-dorothy-cochran).

SAGA 86th Annual Members Print Exhibition

On View in Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries, Providence Art Club: March 28 – April 16, 2021.  Work above by Dorothy Cochran was on exhibit: Moon Series.

    Society of American Graphic Artists 86th Annual Members Print Exhibition                

       Gallery Hours: Weekdays 12-4pm and anytime by appointment

       See Providence Art Club Web site re open hours.

       11 Thomas St., Providence, RI 02903 tel.(401) 331-1114

Private Mentoring via Zoom!
Dorothy is available for private mentoring of artists who are working in all print techniques and in other media.    Mentoring can include consultation regarding artwork creation and design, printmaking, painting, improving your technical skills, changing your style, marketing your work, or administering your practice, and many other areas of your creative work.  Dorothy is a proven and innovative coach and teacher, in addition to her well-known creative talents.  If interested, please contact Dorothy via e-mail through the contact page.