Relief Printmaking Workshop
When: November 2, 7, 9, 14 Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Kurt Kindermann
Materials Fee: $35 to be paid to the instructor at the first session
In this workshop we will briefly look into relief printing’s history and work towards producing a block of your own from concept to a final printed edition with the intention
of giving you the skill to continue on your own.
Each artist will be provided with a rudimentary set of tools that will be theirs to use, including between classes and after the workshop is complete. A mid size block of clear pine will be used for the initial print and access to use of proper inks, brayers, paper, and other tools.
Kurt Kindermann is best known for his distinctive relief sculptures. Abstract in their construction, Kurt intends to bring new life to timeworn content. While revering the techniques of artists from eras past, he questions their gravity in the context of current technological reproduction. Kindermann addresses these issues by utilizing various media, both traditional and contemporary. He employs cutting edge graphic design software in concert with experimental carpentry, print media, and traditional painting. Born in 1979 and raised outside of Philadelphia, Kindermann attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, completing a four year program in painting. In 2006, he relocated to Bedford, Virginia, where he resides with his wife and son.