Creative ImagOn

Workshop with Neal Smith

ImagOn: Large Plate Creative Photopolymer

June 19-23, 2023

Limited to 7 students – Sold Out

Learn to make your own plates using ImagOn film, save a ton of $$s, and be free to go beyond the limitations of pre-made plates.

This course is made for people who love to work large enough to experience their whole range of physical motion, work the image and plate together as interpretive, being more about choices and less than process. Neal Smith is the master of this approach.

You will learn plate preparation, laminating, layered laminating, multi imaging, hand work, digital work, and so much more with ImagOn. Hand and digital, direct or with transparencies, exposure, development, inking, re-inking , selective inking… and printing. “Let’s dive into real art making and break the rules.” It will be wild!

Neal Ambrose-Smith, descendent of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana, is a contemporary Native American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and Professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also developed an app Artist Ideas with 100 ideas for making art, available for Android and Apple. His work is included in the collections of many national and international museums and institutions, including the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Galerie municipale d’art contemporain in Chamalières, France, and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. He received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado and MFA from the University of New Mexico.

What’s Included

Enough ImagOn and plate substrates to make 3 20×30″ plates

6 sheets of 30×40″ paper

Transparency material

Well stocked studio

See “What to Bring” for additional suggestions of materials.

What to Bring

The following is a list of additional items for carborundum collagraphs you may want to bring:

  • Digital images on a thumb drive, laptop, or smartphone
  • Ideas for source materials such as your drawings and photographs
  • Drawing tools (assorted pencils, erasers)
  • A notebook and pen
  • Brushes for a variety of material – a variety of sizes to suit your working style. Bring the good the bad and ugly brushes (note: the studio has some communal brushes)
  • Large enough luggage to prints and plates, and stiff protector such as cardboard or a mat board. You may end up choosing to ship work home.

That’s it! Any questions about supplies, please feel free to contact us.

Workshop Itinerary

  • Monday morning begins with students arriving at the studio between 9:30-10 AM.
  • Daily instruction is 10 AM to 4 PM with the studio open to students between 9:30 AM and 7 PM. Exception is Friday when the workshop ends at 4 PM.
  • Bring a lunch everyday except Wednesday when we go out Dutch for a late lunch