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Collographs: Plate-making and Printing with Sue Oehme

March 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until March 6, 2018

In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking

Monday & Tuesday, March 5 & 6
6 pm – 9 pm

Cost: $70 + $10 materials fee.

Experience Level: beginner and beyond
Max Enrollment: 12

To register please call Art Gym at: 303-320-8347

This two-night collograph intensive, we will first learn the basics of how to make a plate and what materials to use, including different acrylic adhesives and coatings. The instructor will provide an assortment of flat collograph collage materials, but you are welcome to bring other items, such as lace, fabrics, leaves, textured papers etc. We will work with 9 x 12 mat board or Plexiglas plates as the substrate. On the second night, after the plates have dried and cured, we will look a various printing methods, including relief-rolling and traditional intaglio wiping, including mixing more than one color on the plate surface.

Susan Hover Oehme received her BFA in printmaking and painting from the University of Michigan, School or Art in Ann Arbor, and continued her print study at NYU with Krishna Reddy. She has been a life-long artist and won several grants early in her career, which enabled her to purchase her first press. Four presses later, and many years in between, she now owns and is the Master Printer of Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs.  Before launching OG in 2010, she was the Director/ Master Printer at Riverhouse Editions from 1996 to 2009.  Prior to her move to Colorado, she lived and worked in New York City and printed at Tyler Graphics with such artists as Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell, and also free-lanced in many smaller print studios based in the city.

Ms. Oehme has taught numerous print workshops at institutions across the country including University of Denver, Boston University, Scripps College, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Brandeis University, and Northwestern University.  She has lectured at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on the legacy of Tyler Graphics, and at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Steamboat Art Museum. She is past-president of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, and sits on the Board of Directors.


March 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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