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+
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.
Broadsides: Write & Screenprint Your Own
Adults / 14+
More than a protest poster or playbill, the modern broadside is a fresh way to integrate words with images to express yourself. In this class, we'll look at this new take on an old print tradition; then, we'll write and design original broadsides. Sessions include time to wordsmith and make images using both traditional and digital stencil methods. For a grand finish, we'll have an exhibition! Co-Taught with Mary Wharff
Adults / 14+
Learn how to create elegant prints using this printmaking technique based on the same principles as engraving. This course will cover the basic and contemporary methods of intaglio style printmaking with an emphasis on green processes. The use of digital tools to create imagery will also be covered.
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.