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Private Mentoring Available

Private Mentoring via Zoom!
Dorothy is available for private mentoring of artists who are working in all print techniques, and 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 her contact page.

COVID-19 Update

All of my in-person classes and workshops have been canceled.  All of my classes and  mentorships are now conducted via remote, contactless computer support using live instruction and demos recorded in my studio.  I am constantly developing more online programs, so please check back here, or on Facebook (DorothyCochran.33), or Instagram (dorothycochranart) for current information.  STAY SAFE!

Encaustic Collagraph on Washi and Evolon - at CASTLE HILL

Encaustic Collagraph on Washi and Evolon - at CASTLE HILL
                   
New Zoom Online Course at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill

This is a specially designed workshop for artists interested in combining encaustic with printmaking. Employing techniques of painting hot wax on a plate by brushing, incising, scraping, stamping, and pressing reveals gestural marks and creates textures and depth in the final printed work. Exploring substrates such as Plexiglas and Yupo, participants will experience the variables of printing by hand on washi (Japanese paper) and absorbent fine art papers including Evolon. Innovative approaches will include shaped plates along with learning multiple color printing, transparent inking strategies, and chine colle applications. Both relief and intaglio methods will be addressed. Soy-based and water washable inks will be used throughout supported by discussions, illustrations that compare techniques, video demonstrations, and critiques of the work created.  Artists who work with encaustic or ink are encouraged to broaden their studio practice by including this innovative fusion of wax and print.

This class is online with live instruction.
Register now!
This is a 3-Day course beginning Wednesday, September 30, and ending October 2, 2020.
Wednesday through Friday, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

An Introduction to Paint and Print on Evolon - at MAM

An Introduction to Paint and Print on Evolon - at MAM
New Zoom Online Course at The Montclair Art Museum
Evolon is a polyspun fabric-like paper, highly absorbent, archival, resistant to tearing with expansive fine art applications. During this class you will learn to paint and print colorful images on this amazing surface while studying mark making, texturing, layering and embellishing. Working with acrylics and water-soluble inks, students will learn through instructor demonstrations, carry out homework assignments and participate in online discussions of their resulting works with group Q and A. Class discussions will include presentation tips, a resource list and ways to create a body of work using the above techniques. A fun, informative and experimental approach to engaging with art.  
This class is online with live instruction.
Register now!
Course begins on October 7 and ends November 25, 2020.
Wednesdays, 10:20 am to 12:30 pm
 

MGC Comes Together - Benefit alnd Sale

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Online exhibition: June 22 - July 31
All sales benefit the artists and MGC

           
Proceeds will be split: 60% to the artist, 40% to MGC. Please see our website - ManhattanGraphicsCenter.org.  The Center is conducting an online benefit and sale through July 31,. 2019.  Dorothy has two pieces for sale for this benefit!
 

Castle Hill Workshop Zoom Workshop - Evolon!

Castle Hill Workshop Zoom Workshop - Evolon!
Expansive Imaging On Evolon.  An Online (Zoom) Class sponsored by Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. 
On August 24, 26, 28 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  Each session will be 90 minutes.  10 am to 11:30 am.
An online class for the adventurous artist who likes to explore new materials. Using a wide variety of easily available items, we will explore hand printing and painting on Evolon, a polyspun fabric which is highly absorbent, strong and archival. Available in sheets and rolls, this versatile substrate adds a soft texture to your work, can be sewn, 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 demos on techniques, suggested exercises, live Q and A, critique on experiments, plus tips on future projects. Artists
of all media are welcome!s