Steam Roller Printing 4/12

Steamroller logo_OutlinesJoin us for an Experience in Printmaking

Mo’Print and the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design would like to invite you to participate in the Steamroller Print Event

Saturday April 12th from 10:00 – 4:00
The event will take place on the RMCAD campus located at
1600 Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80214

This is a great opportunity for students, artists and the community to come together in a cooperative event to celebrate the art of printmaking. This event is free and open to the public and will feature festivities that include hands-on printmaking activities, fabulous food trucks, music, and much more!

Here’s a link to view a steamroller print event at the University of Montana to see for yourself what this is all about: http://www.steamrollerprintproject.com/
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Here’s how to participate: (or just come and enjoy the spectacle)

You can carve a 4′ x 8′ block on your own or with a group of friends and cut a block together. At least two prints of each block will be pulled, one for the artist(s), and one to be sold at the silent auction following the event as a fundraiser to support the Invisible Museum (sponsor of Mo’Print).
Printmakers will supply their own 1/2″ thick 4′ x 8′ MDF boards. MDF board is very porous, so you will need to seal it with a light colored acrylic paint before carving.

 

steamrollerYour block may be cut to a shape or stay with the tried and true rectangle. Printing blocks may be carved utilizing traditional hand tools, as well as electric carvers, Dremel tools, saws and routers.

You will need one sheet of fabric larger than the block size, approximately 60″ x 108″. Bleached cotton muslin works well or you can use an old sheet.

The Invisible Museum will supply the cloth for the second print to be sold at the auction. The Invisible Museum will also have fabric for sale at the event.
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For more information contact Alicia McKim at amckim@rmcad.edu

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(Alternative date in case of severe weather will be April 26th)

Steamroller Print Event (pdf)