OPEN RELIEF PRINTING SESSIONS
The artist Joseph Vorgity will monitor and lead open relief printmaking sessions. Artists can come in and take advantage of the press and printshop, or have Joseph teach them particular techniques, such as handprinting, registration, reductive style carving and printing, maintenance of blades, etc. This is a printmaking process that dates back centuries, the same technology that brought imagery and literature to the world.
June 24th, 9:30am-4:30pm
About the instructor:
Joseph Vorgity is a contemporary realist watercolorist and printmaker. His still life, landscape, and figurative subject matter are recognized by strong flat areas of color with sharp lines to delineate shapes. Some themes are narrative, others have a surreal quality while many are created primarily for their beauty and visual impact. Some of the figurative pieces are modeled after traditional religious pictures of saints and deities while others are related to figures in Japanese woodblock prints of the early 20th century. His strongest influences come from the American Precisionist Movement, the Arts and Craft Movement, and from Japonisme.
Vorgity maintains a studio in Los Angeles and is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Joseph is also the proprietor of Hyacinth Press which produces woodblock printed greeting cards.