Printmaking Artist in Residence
Michael Benedetti was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In May 2016, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master’s degree in Printmaking. Since then, Michael has been active within printmaking communities throughout the world by participating in residencies worldwide, including a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and a research residency in Ghent, Belgium where he studied low-toxic and sustainable options for printmakers. Artist Statement: My current research focuses on identity and the abstraction of memory and emotion through the use of architecture, modularity, and systematic image creation. This is explored through two related bodies of work, B19 and The Architecture of Memory. Works in these series examine my surroundings and personal history concerning rooms and architectural interiors that I have inhabited spanning my childhood home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the apartment I lived in as a graduate student in Athens, Georgia, apartment B19. See more of his work here: http://www.themichaelbenedetti.com/Browse All Classes
Adults / 14 and Up
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of printmaking processes. Students will explore traditional methods such as relief and intaglio; and also experiment with more contemporary methods. Methods covered may include but not be limited to; Relief, Monoprint, Intaglio, collagraph, Digital/Hybrid Combinations. This class is open to all levels of experience. Min 5/Max 8
Print to 3D
Ages 14 - Adult
This course will focus on the creative process after material has been printed. Students will explore the potential of combining three dimensional construction and printmaking in order to create sculptural forms. Screenprinting and relief printmaking will be introduced and students will learn how these processes can be used to engage space using paper, cardboard, plywood, and found objects.
Adults / 14+
This course will explore Japanese hand-printing (Moku Hanga), Western press-and-brayer style, and everything in between. We will look at the history of these processes as well as printmaking artists who utilize both styles. Students will carve and print using both styles on Western rag and Japanese papers.