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THE ITALIAN INTENSIVE V – with Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff
August 29, 2022 - September 12, 2022contact instructor
The Singular Image: Drawing and Monotypes
Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff lead their fifth Italian Intensive Workshop at La Romita!
This year, the group will explore new monotype strategies including stencils, trace drawings and layering. Katherine and Suzi have been collaborating the past year on new prints and want to share these great techniques and methods for creating singular images.
Students will use hand-cut mylar stencils, layering and drawing to create monotypes that can give the artist the immediacy and vitality of working beyond the studio – from the gardens of La Romita to the beautiful Umbrian hill towns you will visit.
The residency/workshop format of the class will allow students to work at their own level in developing images and process. Students with little or no experience will feel comfortable in this course and more experienced students will continue to build on their skills and knowledge.
With their combined expertise in printmaking and drawing and their years of experience in printmaking collaborations and team-teaching, Katherine and Suzi will provide each student with individual attention, creative inspiration and challenges.
In 1989 Katherine Brimberry co-founded Flatbed Press, a publishing workshop for fine art prints in Austin, Texas. As an artist her primary medium has been intaglio printmaking, and she has exhibited her work widely. Her prints have been collected by private collectors and museums internationally. As Master Printer and director of Flatbed Press she is directly responsible for the artistic and technical development of all Flatbed projects and has collaborated with artists for over three hundred Flatbed projects. Flatbed is well known for their commitment to their artists in helping them created etchings, monotypes, lithographs and relief fine art prints.
Brimberry specializes in intaglio techniques. Her own works uses both copper etching techniques and polymer gravure plates, sometimes known as Solarplates. Dan Welden, who developed the use of this matrix, recognizes her as one of the Solarplate experts. In 2010, she led a group to La Romita to work with Solarplates and water-based, non-toxic inks. Her art practice includes working with large groups on collaborative work
Suzi Davidoff is an artist based in the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas, creating drawings, paintings, prints and collaborative installations that explore themes of structure and perception in the natural world.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States. BEAUTY.CHAOS, a collaborative book project, was part of the 20th Anniversary Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 2006. The Galveston Arts Center featured her work in a two- person exhibition, SECOND NATURE in 2007. Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM presented solo exhibitions in August 2008 and April 2010. Flatbed Press, Austin, TX, featured a solo exhibition of new monotypes in April 2009. In summer of 2009 she was awarded a Fiskars Artist’s Residency in Finland.
As La Romita School caters to multiple levels of instruction and various forms of the arts, prices will vary by session, season, instructor, and offerings.